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'Long Diaries and Tall Tales' is a new book by Maggie Grey 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.

Click the cover pic to see some images from the book.

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. . . if you're looking for books which blend inspiration with cutting edge techniques in arts and crafts, d4daisy is for you.

We aim to give you that little bit extra. For example, 'Long Diaries & Tall Tales', 'Cut, Shape, Stitch', 'Approaches to Stitch: Six Artists', 'Exploring Creative Surfaces', 'Dissolvable Delights', 'Fabulous Surfaces', 'Mixed Media: New Studio Techniques', 'Stitches Straps & Layers', 'Stitching the Textured Surface' and 'Textile Translations' all include a series of free online classes for everyone who has the book, making d4daisy the best value of all textile publishers.

Our publishing list brings together top-line authors, all leaders in their respective fields.
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It is Maggie's ambition to produce a comprehensive glossary covering all the products and techniques that give us so much trouble in translating the languages of various English-speaking countries. This is 'work in progress' and if you would like to add anything to the glossary, email Maggie at maggie@d4daisy.com.

Click HERE for a PDF version of the glossary.