From Art to Stitch by Janet Edmonds
[Softcover, 144 pages] From The Textile Artist series, in From Art to Stitch author Janet Edmonds creates amazing textile pieces inspired by the artists Chuck Close, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Matisse, Hundertwasser, John Piper and Giorgio Morandi. She outlines the work of each artist, sharing what inspires her, then creates a series of artistic projects exploring this inspiration using various media and techniques. These works lead in each case to a stitching project, with a stitch sampler to introduce each one. Her finished textile pieces include stitched squares, a portrait, a purse, a landscape, a box-framed 3D piece, embroidered boxes, stitched panels with castings and more. The flexibound format (flexible covers with stiff, rounded spines) makes this a practical workbook for artists as well as a rich source of inspiration and ideas.