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See the many sumptuous textile surfaces that can be created using traditional stitching combined with the modern media available in the market today.

Seductive Surfaces • Book 18 by Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn

According to the dictionary, the word ‘seductive’ can mean alluring, attractive or tempting and it is undoubtedly true that many textiles would satisfy this description.

We can take great inspiration from a wonderful worldwide legacy of richly stitched textiles in a vast array of precious and non- precious materials. Sometimes quite humble fabrics have been used to create the most seductive cloths.

Not limited in our choice of materials, there are so many products on the market to work with that it can be difficult to know which ones are the most useful. The creation of seductive surfaces offers us the opportunity to explore a range of the most versatile products within the context of experimental samples and developed imagery.

Inspiration for seductive surfaces can be drawn from numerous sources such as medieval architecture, distressed and peeling surfaces, natural forms, crystalline structures, luxuriant foliage, rust and decay and museum artifacts. A magnifying glass will frequently reveal astonishing richness in even the most unlikely looking objects.

With such a vast array of fabrics, materials and techniques at our disposal we will explore the nature of seductive surfaces and attack them with focus and commitment. We hope that you will be encouraged to explore and develop them within the context of your own style.

  • 28 pages of full color illustrations
  • Online Reader + PDF Download
  • First published by Double Trouble Enterprises 2006
  • ISBN 978-0-9546014-7-8
  • Additional information

    Weight 185 g
    Dimensions 11.65 × 8.35 × 0.1 in