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Bestselling author Kim Thittichai demonstrates many brilliant new techniques for working with layers in textiles, to produce extraordinary and beautiful surfaces for textile art.
Featuring the work of some of the best textile artists, the book explores a range of exciting and unusual materials for layering, from simple paper and fabric to transfer foils, Bondaweb, Tyvek, Vilene Spunbond, transparent fabrics and recycled materials.
Whether you want to layer with colour or create texture, add strength to your piece or make the move towards three-dimensional work, the author guides you through a range of exciting techniques to create new layers, using heat tools, soldering irons, laser cutters, hand and machine stitching, felting, collage, and transfer printing.
A wide variety of techniques are combined with these materials, from hand and machine stitch to using heat guns, soldering irons and laser - cutting machines. All the techniques are demonstrated by some of the best textile artists working today, in a range of disciplines from quiltmaking, embroidery and needle felting to collage, dyeing, transfer printing and heat techniques.
This stunning collection of work, alongside exercises and step-by-step projects, will provide the reader with endless inspiration for their own creative work. This beautiful and practical book is the ultimate guide to layered textiles for anyone wishing to create unique surfaces to develop their own exciting textile art.