Connections • Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn
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In book 14 from Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn we will explore “connections” — in relationship to fabrics, threads, ideas and inspirations. From the most primitive responses to more complex and sophisticated techniques we seek to encourage fresh approaches to this most exciting of areas.
Connections • Book 14 from Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn
This book demonstrates innovative approaches to constructing, joining and stitching a wide range of textile surfaces. It features elements of knitting, knotting, machine and hand stitching.
The word connections can have numerous meanings. It can refer to the physical joining together of two or more units or imply mental connections and relationships between people or objects. In this book we will explore the notion of connections in relationship to fabrics, threads, ideas and inspirations.
From the most primitive responses to more complex and sophisticated techniques we seek to encourage fresh approaches to this most exciting of areas.
Joins & Networks
Decorative Open Seams
Knotting & knitting
Connections All Around Us
Surfaces, objects and people all connect to something or somebody. They can be joined physically and emotionally while others visually appear to be connected by their particular placement. By selecting and focusing on such a theme, your eyes will become attuned and you will make surprising discoveries.
Rows of vegetables, seed pods, complex veining within leaves and overlapping profusions of stems and flowers are always appealing. Garden centers display a great assortment of connecting produce.
Remember that learning to really look encourages you to see rather than what you think you can see. Develop a visual curiosity and jot down general observations.
Ideas for creating designs using connecting lines and shapes can be seen all around us in every day life. Your own house and garden could reveal many design starting points.
The more you look the more you will find to inspire and stimulate your awareness of colour, texture and pattern.
BOOK 14 by Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn
- 28 pages full colour illustrations (PDF format)
- Flipbook Edition (Zoom, Search, and Note while you Watch Online)
- First published by Double Trouble Enterprises 2004 (Digital Edition – 2022)
- ISBN No 0-9546014-3-2
Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn • About the Authors
Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn are internationally acclaimed textiles artists, authors and educators. For more than forty years the duo know as “Double Trouble Enterprises” has been challenging traditional notions of embroidery and stitch by working with soluble fabrics, mixed media, bonding, printing, embellishing and collage and extensive use of color development and journaling to great success. Founding members of the 62 Group of Textile Artists, featured instructors at Callaway Gardens School of Needle Arts, City & Guilds (London), Fellows of the Society of Designer Craftsmen (UK) and Presidents emeritus of the Embroiderers’ Guild (UK), Jan and Jean continue their work in inspiring stitch artists of all ages with print books, digital books, and a wide range of DVDs and streaming workshops.
Learn more about Jan and Jean in their interview with TextileArtist.org
Visit their Double Trouble Enterprises Website