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Oliverad

We dye silk, cotton, rayon, wool and paper in a wonderful palette of subtly variegated 'Hand Dyed' colours, for the discerning embroiderer, quilter and textile artist.

Our extensive range of products from threads, felts, fibres, fine scrims, luscious velvets are ideal for mixed media work and surface design as they tone beautifully across the whole range.

We dye an extensive range of silk fibres which are perfect for the embellisher, silk paper making or for spinning. You can even buy them undyed if you prefer to work in neutrals.

Sorry no website yet, so give us a call an we can discuss your requirements, or even send your our totally inadequate price list and colour chart.

Go on give us a try. We can give you MORE.

ETSY shop online www.olivertwistsfibres.etsy.com

OLIVER TWISTS (WOW), 22 PHOENIX ROAD, CROWTHER, WASHINGTON, TYNE & WEAR NE38 0AD, UK
TEL 0191-416 6016, FAX 0191-415 3405
email olivertwistsretail@fsmail.net.
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Our unique hand-dyed Silks, Cottons and Wools are available in an exciting array of colourways and textures which are suitable for all creative textile art

As well as Threads, Yarns, Fabrics, Felts and Rovings we also supply exclusive Designs and Designer Packs

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We sell by Mail Order and at various events throughout the year


Website: www.21stcenturyyarns.com
Email: yarns21stcentury@aol.com



GILLSEW
Embroidery Supplies


Interested in:
  • Soluble fabrics and paper, including Aquabond the self adhesive soluble fabric,
  • Materials for 3D effects, such as Decoform , a fabric hardener, or Modelight which takes impressions of textured surfaces,
  • Transfer foils and glues,
  • Printing blocks both old Alphabet and Number blocks wooden and metal, or modern Indian blocks?
You need go no further. In addition to these specialist items, I sell many of the threads and fabrics you might need as an embroiderer.

Have a look at my web site www.gillsew.co.uk or send a stamped addressed envelope and two first class stamps for my brochure to:

Gillsew (WOW), Boundary House, Moor Common, Lane End, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire,
HP14 3HR, UK, tel. 01494 881886.
Email info@gillsew.co.uk

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Dalead

The antipodean Aladdin's cave with the best range of machine and hand embroidery threads and textile art supplies you'll find anywhere.

You can get all your supplies for Workshop on the Web here.

Visit our web site www.thethreadstudio.com
for catalogue, textile art gallery, handy hints and wonderful links.



Dale Rollerson, The Thread Studio (WOW),
6 Smith Street, Perth 6000, Western Australia
Tel +61 (0)8 9227 1561, email mail@thethreadstudio.com.






Art Van Go

email art@artvango.co.uk,
web site www.artvango.co.uk.


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MARGARET BEAL
Fusing Fabric


Mail Order only
TO PLACE AN ORDER
Email: burningissues@margaretbeal.co.uk
TEL: 01264 365102 (UK)
TEL: 0044 1264 365102 (from outside UK)
PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE BY CARD
OR BY CHEQUE

FINE TIPPED SOLDERING This is the soldering iron I use for all the techniques described in my books. It is the best one for the technique because the tip is so fine. Not only does it allow for perfect cutting, fusing and mark-making, the tip is fine enough to fit into the most intricately patterned metal stencils or templates.
UK SOLDERING IRONS                                      £23.50 plus £3.00 postage

SOLDERING IRONS FOR EUROPE, USA AND CANADA
Wired to the correct voltage, ready for use             £23.50 plus £5.00 postage

BOOKS by Margaret Beal
FUSING FABRIC                                                 £14.99 plus £3.00 postage
NEW IDEAS IN FUSING FABRIC                         £19.99 plus £3.00 postage

FABRICS
The fabrics listed here are ideal starter packs for cutting, fusing and mark-making techniques described in my books.

NYLON ORGANZA
Pack of 15 assorted colours (9x9inches/23x23cm)                              £9.00

ACRYLIC FELT
Pack of 10 assorted colours (9x9inches/23x23cm)                              £6.00
Pack of 10 black squares (9x9inches/23x23cm)                                  £6.00
Pack of 10 assorted patterned synthetic fabrics (9x9inches/23x23cm)  £8.00

SIZOFLOR
This is a non woven quite stiff semi-transparent fabric made with long strands of bonded synthetic fibres
Pack of 7 colours (9x11inches/23x28cm)                                           £6.50

TEMPLATES
Pack of metal templates, 6 flower shapes and 3 square shapes           £4.50

METAL RULERS
Pack of 2 rulers to use as templates
1 x wavy edge, 1 x zigzagged edge                                                   £8.00


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Bernina 440



The aim of Bernina is simple; to produce sewing machines that let textile artists and craftspeople turn their imagination and inspiration into a reality.


Bernina Aurora range - for quilters and all textile artists
  • BSR stitch regulator: for automatically maintaining the stitch length while you guide the fabric (model 440QE only).
  • Bernina knee-lifter: The unique Bernina device that raises the presser foot, lowers the feed and releases the tension by simply nudging with your knee - giving you in effect an extra hand and so invaluable for intricate and large work.
  • Bernina Hi-light: a white, bright, all round sewing light that also remains cool.
  • Bernina CB shuttle for legendary stitch quality.
  • Foot control with heel tap for needle up or down
  • Simple to use push button control with alternative start/stop button and slide speed controller.
  • Bernina presser feet: having the unique solid metal construction for complete rigidity and finest stitch quality. There is an unparalleled range of over 70 accessories for every conceivable sewing task
  • Optional Aurora embroidery module for frame embroidery controlled by your PC.
  • Optional Bernina Designer state of the art embroidery software.


Bogod Machine Company, 50-52 Great Sutton Street,
London EC1V 0DJ, tel. 020 7549 7849,
email sbogod@bogod.com
web site www.bernina.co.uk
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Preniac

For further details, call Liz on 0033 5 65 31 88 51
email:info@studiopreniac.com
www.studiopreniac.com/textiles-courses-2013.aspx
Cut, Shape, Stitch
ISBN: 978-0-9574413-2-3

Cut, Shape, Stitch
Maggie Grey, Samantha Packer & Paula Watkins
Published by d4daisy books (softback)

IT'S HERE!

This book aims to bring together cutters of all descriptions. At first glance your options seem limited but the dies for the cutters can be used for intricate layered shapes, in stitched quilts or combined into mixed media work. Metal shim can be cut and manipulated. Wired motifs set into gesso-painted backgrounds resemble fabulous carved surfaces.

The book progresses through simple shapes and techniques to more complex structures. Each section begins with a description of the tools used and the materials required. In many cases step-by-step photographs show exactly how it is done. So come with us on a journey that will explore the full potential of the cutting edge.There are ideas for all manner of cutting devices, from simple hole punches to easy scan or computer controlled cutters that enable you to import your own designs. Some of them can even be used as printing presses.

£16.00 plus £2.00 p&p per book in the UK. If outside Great Britain, add a further £5.00 per book airmail. Order online from d4daisy books through their secure site.


Dissolvable Delights
ISBN: 978-0-9555371-9-6

Dissolvable Delights
by Maggie Grey
Published by d4daisy books (softback)


Another book continues the d4daisy Workshop series - books with loads of ideas that are based on one particular concept. The books are very well priced, especially when they all include a series of free on-line classes to take the techniques in the book even further. The books and lessons consider the fact that we can't afford to buy lots of expensive materials and suggest ways of making a little go a long way.

Maggie Grey's new book, 'Dissolvable Delights' majors on water-soluble materials. These are amazingly versatile and her book aims to show how they can be used alone, employed as a support for other materials or layered over exciting surfaces to make a very rich composition. You'll find innovative mixed media ideas which include the use of metal, embossing powders and rusting techniques. If you are seeking three-dimensional effects, a special 'super weight' film is suggested but very little is needed, and all scrap pieces can be recycled.

Other materials that Maggie includes in these techniques can often be replaced by the recycled variety: metal shim makes a great surface but purée tubes or soft drinks cans can be substituted. Embossing powders combine with materials found in the stash. Black plastic rubbish bags make great backgrounds for panels - and cut down on spending.

£12.00 plus £2.00 p&p per book in the UK. If outside Great Britain, add a further £5.00 per book airmail. Order online from d4daisy books through their secure site.
Approaches to Stitch: Six Artists
ISBN: 9574413-1-6

Approaches to Stitch: Six Artists
Edited by Maggie Grey
Published by d4daisy books (softback)

This book looks at the work of six textile artists. Their work ranges from quilting, stitching, mixed media and journalling, and each is an expert in her own field. Each artist talks about her work and then expands on it so that the reader will be able to try a technique (or two) for themselves, which they can then adapt and develop as a base for their own experiments. We're really excited about the people contributing and everyone at d4daisy books is confident that this is one of our best books yet.

£16.00 plus £2.00 p&p per book in the UK. If outside Great Britain, add a further £5.00 per book airmail. Order online from d4daisy books through their secure site.

In this book, Lynda Monk demonstrates some great ideas for truly creative surfaces that require the minimum of materials to achieve the maximum WOW factor. These techniques include inventive textures with scrim, Tyvek and paint, surfaces suitable for three-dimensional work, where the main ingredient is tissue paper.

Lynda's finished pieces will inspired you to follow her advice on paint techniques to produce a masterpiece. The book will also cover simple ways with screens and stencils, combined with gesso and puff paint, produce unusual and beautiful effects. Taking this to the next level with the application of heat gives a textured surface ready to be enhanced by colour and stitch.

Step-by-step photos and clear instructions ensure that the techniques are fully explained and understood.

£12.00 plus £2.00 p&p per book in the UK. If outside Great Britain, add a further £5.00 per book airmail. Order online from d4daisy books through their secure site.-->


Exploring Creative Surfaces
ISBN: 978-0-9574413-0-9

Exploring Creative Surfaces
by Lynda Monk
Published by d4daisy books (softback)


In this book, Lynda Monk demonstrates some great ideas for truly creative surfaces that require the minimum of materials to achieve the maximum WOW factor. These techniques include inventive textures with scrim, Tyvek and paint, surfaces suitable for three-dimensional work, where the main ingredient is tissue paper.

Lynda's finished pieces will inspired you to follow her advice on paint techniques to produce a masterpiece. The book will also cover simple ways with screens and stencils, combined with gesso and puff paint, produce unusual and beautiful effects. Taking this to the next level with the application of heat gives a textured surface ready to be enhanced by colour and stitch.

Step-by-step photos and clear instructions ensure that the techniques are fully explained and understood.

£12.00 plus £2.00 p&p per book in the UK. If outside Great Britain, add a further £5.00 per book airmail. Order online from d4daisy books through their secure site.
Mixed Media: New Studio Techniques
ISBN: 978-0-9555371-7-2

Mixed Media: New Studio Techniques
by Isobel Hall & Maggie Grey
Published by d4daisy books (softback)

Two popular authors look at mixed media techniques and produce work ranging from wall-panels to jewellery and vessels. New ideas and materials are introduced, many with step-by-step instructions. You'll find methods for laminating tissue and tea-bag paper onto surfaces that range from silk paper to textured wallpaper. Isobel and Maggie will show you how to use light moulding paste (gives amazing results when pushed through an icing bag) and lots of techniques for distressing paper and fabrics. There's a whole chapter on recycling too, not just materials like lemonade bottles and insect netting but new ideas for the liquidiser and the pasta machine.

£17.00 plus £2.00 p&p per book in the UK. If outside Great Britain, add a further £5.00 per book airmail. Order online from d4daisy books through their secure site.


Embroidered Originals
by Sue Rangeley
ISBN: 978-0-9555371-5-8

Embroidered Originals
Published by d4daisy books (softback)

Inspiring and lavishly illustrated, Embroidered Originals expresses a love for the language of embroidery while revealing the artistry of Sue Rangeley's stunning creations.

A comprehensive 'Studio Techniques' section highlights the rich diversity of the processes used by Sue. Forty techniques are described in detail, offering a comprehensive practical guide for embroiderers and textile students.

Sue


A book for the coffee table and the workroom, Embroidered Originals will enchant and inspire, giving new directions for creative stitch.

£19.00 plus £2.00 p&p per book in the UK. If outside Great Britain, add a further £5.00 per book airmail. Order online from d4daisy books through their secure site.

Sue
Fabulous Surfaces
ISBN: 978-0-9555371-8-9

Fabulous Surfaces
by Lynda Monk
Published by d4daisy books (softback)

This book heralds a new departure for d4daisy, introducing their Workshop series. These books are stuffed full of information, ideas and mouth-watering images based on one particular technique. These sensibly priced books, aim at introducing you to a simple concept which you can build upon to produce amazing textiles. They also consider the fact that we can't afford to buy lots of expensive materials.

Lynda Monk's book 'Fabulous Surfaces' really scores here as her main 'ingredient' is tissue paper. You just won't believe what she achieves with tissue, old dressmaking patterns and wrapping paper.

Lynda presents her ideas in an easy to understand, step-by-step format to make sure that the concepts are clear. Then she gets going with paints, transfer foils and some surprising special effects. By now, you will be ready to extend the basic tissue method and Lynda will include construction techniques such as those for the 'falling books' shown right. Rusting, printing and distressing tissue paper gives results which are both surprising and fascinating. Texture is not overlooked and Lynda has some great new ideas for heat-sensitive polyester tissue. Further texture is achieved by sculpting and cut-outs. How can you resist?

£12.00 plus £2.00 p&p per book in the UK. If outside Great Britain, add a further £5.00 per book airmail. Order online from d4daisy books through their secure site. £17.00 plus £2.00 p&p per book in the UK. If outside Great Britain, add a further £5.00 per book airmail. Order online from d4daisy books through their secure site.


Jae


Stitches, Straps & Layers
by Maggie Grey
ISBN: 978-0-9555371-3-4

Stitches, Straps & Layers
Published by d4daisy books (softback)

In these difficult times, we all need to be more aware of the resources to be found within our cupboards, stashes and workrooms. This book looks at exciting ways of using this treasure trove by building from the bottom up. Backgrounds and layers provide a base for stitch and make the sometimes difficult job of designing textiles much easier.

Maggie says: 'This book has been a delight. I set myself a challenge to use what I had or what I could find at no cost. In the process, I discovered the joys of making and using straps. Initially, these were borders but they grew into vessels, book-covers and many other finished pieces - a whole new way of working.'

PLUS: Free online classes with this book. You will need to have a copy of the book handy. Sounds like a lot of fun.

£19.00 plus £2.00 p&p per book in the UK. If outside Great Britain, add a further £5.00 per book airmail. Order online from d4daisy books through their secure site.
Contrasting Elements
by Jae Maries
ISBN: 978-0-9555371-6-5

Contrasting Elements
Published by d4daisy books (softback)

Well respected textile artist Jae Maries shows how to bring dynamism into your textile work with the use of contrast: contrast in colour, contrast in materials, contrast in imagery.

The techniques explored are very simple and are described through step-by-step instructions which can become the basis for work in greater depth. Paper techniques translate to fabric and stitch and the book's concentration on the use of contrast will electrify your work.



Discover contrasts by painting, cutting, knotting, knitting, weaving, wrapping and stitching.

£17.00 plus £2.00 p&p per book in the UK. If outside Great Britain, add a further £5.00 per book airmail. Order online from d4daisy books through their secure site.




Textile Translations: Mixed Media
ISBN: 978-0-9555371-1-0

Textile Translations
by Maggie Grey
Published by d4daisy books (softback)

Everyone loves making sketchbooks and they are even more useful when they provide inspiration and ideas for a series of stitched textiles. This book shows you how to work from design source to finished piece, exploring a variety of mixed media techniques on the journey. This 80-page book first provides step-by-step instructions through a basic technique. These are followed by exciting ideas for extending the technique, from backgrounds built-up with gesso and paper to finished pieces using kozo fibres and embossing powder. Learn about heat techniques with felt and gesso, and make painted borders using grungeboard. Just a few of the ideas from the book.

PLUS: Free online classes with this book. You will need to have a copy of the book handy. Sounds like a lot of fun.

£17.00 plus £2.00 p&p per book in the UK. If outside Great Britain, add a further £5.00 per book airmail. Order online from d4daisy books through their secure site.
Exploring Colour with Julia Caprara
ISBN: 978-0-9555371-2-7

Exploring Colour
by Julia Caprara
Published by d4daisy books (softback)

Julia Caprara is a towering figure in the world of textiles. Founder of Opus, the only distance learning site which provides a degree course, Julia is recognised as a master of colour. This richly illustrated book is not only visually beautiful and inspirational, but also provides the reader with new ways of learning and studying the art of colour. Textile artist, Julia Caprara, introduces her own unique approach to colour and stitch and invites the reader to share some of the highlights of her own studies on the path of colour.

Each chapter focuses on a key practical element, introducing the reader stage by stage to the language of colour, providing guidance for working with both mixed media and stitch methods. Practical advice is offered on experimental approaches to painting with stitches and ways for composing and resolving a finished item for exhibition. Each chapter includes an innovative feature, The Colour School, which is structured as a series of practical assignments, each designed to offer the reader ways of developing their own personal voice and expressive skills.

Assignments include projects focused on sketchbook practice and story boards, guidance on how to develop a personal colour language, ways of learning to 'paint' with stitches, together with ideas for developing an experimental approach to colour and stitch. Also covered are ideas for working on location and resolving a final textile project. All these offer textile enthusiasts ways to make colour their own and to build on their personal creativity.

£17.00 plus £2.00 p&p per book in the UK. If outside Great Britain, add a further £5.00 per book airmail. When available, order online from d4daisy books through their secure site.




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