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Maggie Grey's Workshop on the Web
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Isobel Moore

Welcome to Workshop on the Web, a publication exclusive to the internet, featuring the very best tutors from all points of the compass, giving step-by-step details of textile techniques and ideas for using those techniques creatively. Machine embroidery, hand stitching, mixed media work - you'll find it all here. We review books, products and exhibitions, keeping you in touch with all that's new.

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In this edition, Angela Tigwell is working with heat treatments for her 'hot ribbons', Isobel Moore's mixed media is going with the flow, Wen Redmond produces holographic images, Maria Thomas makes a stitched, appliquéd pocket, Julia Triston works to a theme, Chloe Redfern embroiders wildflowers and Brenda Parsons encourages us to get organised. Our celebrity interivew is with Anthea Godfrey and our new Profile feature is about Hand & Lock. We also have the usual bumper crop of Products, Books, News and Exhibition reviews.

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'Long Diaries and Tall Tales' is Maggie Grey's most recent book with a theme of visual diaries and story-telling. In some cases, there are travellers' tales to be told in the form of stitched, mixed-media panels that form a diary of a journey. These are busy, bustling pieces designed to bring back memories. Myths and legends also feature in the book, telling tall tales. Ideas are shared on the construction of pieces and step-by-step sequences cover many of the techniques used. Photographs and inkjet prints give a very personal aspect and Maggie has lots of ideas for new methods for presenting them. These are augmented by small areas of stitching and this is a great way to use up the samples that we all have tucked away in the cupboard. Put together with the photographs, these provide texture and contrast for some interesting and rewarding pieces. Find out more on
21st Century Yarns
Art Van Go
Beadworkers Guild
Beads for Beauty
Crafty Retreats
d4daisy Books
Distant Stitch
Double Trouble
Margaret Beal
Mulberry Silks
Oliver Twists

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Most contributions to Workshop on the Web have previously been commissioned. However, if you have something to say that could suit an article, email Maggie Grey with an outline.
Views expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect those of the editor.
Authors of articles published in Workshop on the Web retain copyright of the material. It is assumed that authors are personally responsible for any copyright clearances relating to articles in Workshop on the Web and no responsibility attaches to publisher Maggie Grey or any of her or their associates or employees in this respect.
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Health & Safety. Take reasonable care with all paints etc. and only use them in a well-ventilated room. Take precautions when burning fabric, using a respirator when doing so. If soldering and fabric singeing, do so in an area with as much natural ventilation as possible - all windows open etc. Use common sense and follow health and safety instructions. Neither Maggie Grey nor any of her associates or employees has any responsibility for the outcome of the techniques described.