Mark Making - Fresh Inspiration for Quilt and Fiber Artists by Helen Parrott

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Mark Making - Fresh Inspiration for Quilt and Fiber Artists by Helen Parrott - Paperback

Discover how the simplest marks–stitched lines and knots–can be used to create graphically compelling art! In Mark Making, art quilter Helen Parrott, known for her strongly graphic and landscape-inspired textile art, demonstrates how marks can be used in textile work and explains the crossover between stitch and drawing. This fascinating book is divided into the different types of marks or lines that can be made on fabric varying in complexity, arrangement, and "feel."

You'll also learn techniques in both hand and machine stitching, which offer limitless potential for surface effects. Mark Making aims to help you take inspiration from the world around you to create marks, develop your own mark-making skills, and strengthen your personal creative voice! This is an essential book for any textile artist. 


About the Author
Helen Parrott is a contemporary quilt maker best known for her minimalist hand-stitched wall-hung quilts. She has been teaching since 1990 as well as exhibiting across Europe with the prestigious international group Quilt Art. Her work has appeared in several books and magazines. She lives in Sheffield, England.


  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave
  • ISBN-10: 9781596688797
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596688797