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Indian Inspirations
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Indian Inspirations (Paperback)

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Over the past few years Gisela has been making annual visits to India, studying the sumptuous textiles of the country and learning embroidery techniques from its people, and then incorporating these ideas into her own work and teaching. In response to this Indian inspiration she has developed a fresh approach to patchwork and quilting, characterised by rich embellishment and the bold juxtaposition of colours and fabrics. Now, through this book, you have the chance to learn these fabulous techniques too.

Drawing on her long experience as a needlewoman, Gisela offers Indian Inspirations as a resource for crazy patchwork enthusiasts of all skill levels. In the book she introduces many simple Indian-style embroidery stitches and techniques, then shows numerous ways in which you can use them to enhance your own patchwork and quilting.

Photographs of India, taken on Gisela's travels, give fascinating insights into the everyday lives of the country's embroiderers, dyers, weavers and fabric printers - and the pictures of new and antique Indian textiles, and of Gisela's own embellished quilts, will provide endless sources of inspiration for your own work.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt formsSport & HobbiesHandicrafts, decorative arts & craftsNeedlework, sewing & fabric crafts Publisher: Traplet Publications Ltd Publication Date: 01/04/2003 ISBN-13: 9781900371612  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Gisela Thwaites is an established hand quilter, and was for many years a tutor at the Liberty Sewing School in London. Over the last few years she has developed a fresh approach to patchwork and quilting, characterised by embellishment and the bold juxtaposition of colours and fabrics. This new direction developed from - and is reinforced by - her annual visits to India and her study of Indian textiles and embroidery techniques. Gisela has contributed to a number of books and specialist needlework publications, and she exhibits, demonstrates and teaches widely.

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