by Julia Triston and Rachel Lombard

Appliqué is a classic embroidery technique that has recently been experiencing a revival. This new book from the authors of How to be Creative in Textile Art takes a fresh look at the world of appliqué and surface embellishment, showing both novices and professionals how to develop distictive and individual designs, create exciting compositions and use unusual combinations of materials.

Moving from the historic use and cultural importance of appliqué to a range of exciting contemporary examples, the authors demonstrate the true scope, versatility and eternal relevance of appliqué techniques. They cover traditional variations – bonded appliqué, broderie Perse, cutaway appliqué and Mola work – and explain how you can push the boundaries of the traditional to create unique, personal pieces.

Full of practical advice for exploring new materials, equipment and techniques, and illustrated throughout with examples from renowned textile artists, this is the essential resource for anyone wishing to explore the cutting-edge world of appliqué.

About the authors

Julia Triston is a textile artist/designer and lecturer. Based in her studio in Durham, Julia leads her own workshop programme, and runs City and Guilds and masterclasses through her company StitchBusiness.

Rachel Lombard is an award-winning textile artist and designer. Rachel runs her own business creating functional, tactile and decorative artworks. She also runs a programme of talks and workshops and has written for Stitch, Classic Stitches and Flair magazines. Julia and Rachel are the co-authors of How to Be Creative in Textile Art, also published by Batsford.

Price: £19.99
ISBN: 9781849941587
Extent: 128 pages
Format: Hardback
Size: 276 x 216 mm
Illustrations: 120 colour illustrations