A book on the design, construction and embroidered embellishment of three-dimensional textile pieces, including boxes, vessels, cylinders and free-form pieces. Embroiderers have been interested in three-dimensional embroidery in the form of boxes for many years, but more advanced geometric forms and even free-form 3D embroidered pieces are now what many embroiderers and textile artists are looking for. This is the first book to cover the subject in detail and it comes from the leading authority on the subject. Colourfully illustrated, with photos of finished pieces, diagrams and drawings accompanying step-by-step text, the book covers: Materials And Equipment Joining Flat Pieces Geometrics (squares, rectangles and boxes, spheres and cylinders) Free form (shaped pieces and folded pieces) Continuous Lengths Coils, coiled vessels and free form Manipulated 3D Textiles Gathering, knotting and darts Beads Hard, soft, wire and wood Finishing Techniques Edges, handless, feet, and box and vessel lids
Janet Edmonds studied stitched textiles at East Berkshire College, near Windsor and went on to gain a BA in Art and Design at the University of Hertfordshire. She now teaches embroidery at East Berkshire College and the world-renowned Missenden Abbey, and she travels regularly on behalf of the Embroiderer's Guild. She regularly runs courses with Gwen Hedley, author of the bestselling Surfaces for Stitch (0713489073), also published by Batsford. Janet lives in Chesham, Buckinghamshire.