Drawn to Stitch
Line, Drawing and Mark-Making in Textile Art
By Gwen Hedley (Author)
When used effectively, line—an essential component of textile art—can convey texture, tone, form, movement, and mood. Drawn to Stitch offers embroiderers a structured series of exercises designed to explore the technique’s potential and develop their own creativity. It covers line and mark-making tools, materials, and processes—including printing and mixed media—and then moves into stitch, explaining how to interpret different line qualities from crisp and sharp to soft and diffused, from raised and overlaid to recessed and inlaid. Full of inspiring ideas, Drawn to Stitch includes stunning illustrations of stitched-textile work by the author and other leading textile artists.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Gwen Hedley is an author, teacher, and embroiderer who exhibits widely. She is a member of The Society of Designer-Craftsmen and The Practical Study Group. Her books include the bestselling Batsford title Surfaces for Stitch. She lives in Sandgate, Kent.