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Raised quilt and stitch : techniques, projects and pure inspiration / Sylvia Critcher.

By: Critcher, Sylvia [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 144 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm + 4 fold-out sheet templates.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781782210146; 1782210148.Subject(s): Quilting -- Technique | Quilting -- PatternsDDC classification: 746.46 Summary: Over the course of her long and creative career, quilting expert Sylvia Critcher has established her own unique process for combining raised quilt and stitch techniques to create wonderful effects. Sylvia's method features a variety of quilting and raised embroidery techniques including trapunto, Italian quilting, le boutis, French-style cording and English quilting. The book will guide you through the history and context of these traditional techniques and show you how to combine them with the necessary stitches to create Sylvia's distinctive style of work. This book will show you exactly how Sylvia creates her richly textured surfaces by following a simple step-by-step pincushion project from start to finish. The process is broken down into key stages, and clear illustrations are given to guide the reader through the process.
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Over the course of her long and creative career, quilting expert Sylvia Critcher has established her own unique process for combining raised quilt and stitch techniques to create wonderful effects. Sylvia's method features a variety of quilting and raised embroidery techniques including trapunto, Italian quilting, le boutis, French-style cording and English quilting. The book will guide you through the history and context of these traditional techniques and show you how to combine them with the necessary stitches to create Sylvia's distinctive style of work.

This book will show you exactly how Sylvia creates her richly textured surfaces by following a simple step-by-step pincushion project from start to finish. The process is broken down into key stages, and clear illustrations are given to guide the reader through the process. All the instructions and templates needed to create nine further contemporary projects are given: a ring pillow, chair cushion, bag, needlecase, lap quilt, runner, table centre, wall hanging and full-size quilt. All the templates required are given at actual size in a handy pull-out section. The book also contains a helpful section on developing designs and a gallery of beautiful pieces to inspire.

"With full-size templates for all 10 projects"--Cover.

Over the course of her long and creative career, quilting expert Sylvia Critcher has established her own unique process for combining raised quilt and stitch techniques to create wonderful effects. Sylvia's method features a variety of quilting and raised embroidery techniques including trapunto, Italian quilting, le boutis, French-style cording and English quilting. The book will guide you through the history and context of these traditional techniques and show you how to combine them with the necessary stitches to create Sylvia's distinctive style of work. This book will show you exactly how Sylvia creates her richly textured surfaces by following a simple step-by-step pincushion project from start to finish. The process is broken down into key stages, and clear illustrations are given to guide the reader through the process.

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Library Journal Review

Textile artist, quilter, and teacher Critcher introduces the basics of raised quilting in this inspiring guide. The most familiar style is trapunto, or "stuffed technique," which uses stuffing to create elevated areas within a design. Critcher also explores other methods, including Italian quilting, French-style cording, and le boutis. An introductory project allows quilters to practice each of the techniques while constructing a floral pincushion; this is followed by a series of additional projects, ranging from small pieces (e.g., a needlecase) to full-size quilts. A gallery of finished items demonstrate the array of styles that can be achieved with the technique, from historical reproductions to pop-art inspired work. VERDICT Hand quilters interested in trying out raised quilting will find both information and inspiration in this detailed guide. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Raised, or three-dimensional, quilting goes back to the Middle Ages, but these techniques are now used mainly by quilting specialists and fiber artists. The author is an expert in textile projects and has revised and simplified these old techniques for today's hand quilters. She begins by clearly explaining in words and pictures the techniques of trapunto, Italian quilting, le boutis, French cording, and English quilting and then discussing the needed tools, fabrics, threads, yarns, and embellishments. Through very clear diagrams and photos, she shows how to make each of the hand stitches for the different techniques and how to use them. The book has nine projects, including a needle case, various bags, pillows, quilts, a wall hanging, and a table runner. This book will appeal to hand quilters, fabric artists, and advanced quilters who want to add new techniques to their quilting. Libraries should note that the paper templates for the projects at the end of the book may prove challenging to keep with the book.--Jacob, Merle Copyright 2016 Booklist