Interpreting Themes in Textile Art

Author: Els van Baarle,Cherilyn Martin

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849944768

Category: Design

Page: N.A

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An inspirational and practical book on how to interpret and collaborate on different themes in textile art. With foreword by Marie-Therese Wisniowski, who runs Art Quill Studio. This stunning collection showcases the work produced by renowned textile artists Els van Baarle and Cherilyn Martin, and explores how – even when working from the same starting point – textile art can produce a myriad interpretations of shape, form, colour and technique. Els and Cherilyn have chosen six themes for their own starting point, each full of inspiration and artistic potential: Memory (both personal experiences and historical events); Graven (cemetery) images and idols; Books as objects; Pompeii and archaeological excavations; Walls; and Everyday items. For each of the themes the authors have provided a personal interpretation of the work and a description of the techniques they used, along with step-by-step instructions. In the chapter on memory, for example, Cherilyn demonstrates how old fabrics and textiles (which themselves have a unique history all of their own) can be recycled to incorporate your own stitched drawings. Alternatively, Els explores Procion Dye techniques to create colourful and striking fabrics that bear no resemblance to Els work on the same theme. The trend for collaborative textile art is increasing in popularity. This fascinating guide provides a rich seam of inspiration from two renowned artists, exploring how to get the most from your collaborations and produce beautiful and unique work.
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Contemporary Appliqué

Cutting edge design and techniques in textile art

Author: Julia Triston,Rachel Lombard

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943052

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 300

View: 1331

Appliqué is a classic embroidery technique that has recently been experiencing a revival. Appearing in the most cutting-edge contemporary textile work, it can be interpreted in many different ways - layering, patching, applying, overlaying - and offers endless creative possibilities. Each technical variation of appliqué has traditionally had its own set boundaries, but nowadays all the rules are being broken and the technique has become relevant, up-to-date and suitable for all varieties of textile art. This impressive book takes a fresh look at the world of appliqué and surface embellishment, showing you how to develop distinctive and individual designs, create exciting compositions and use unusual combinations of materials. It covers the traditional variations, including bonded appliqué, broderie perse, cut-away appliqué and Mola work, and explains how the standard techniques can be developed to give exciting results in your own textile work, in both hand and machine embroidery. Accompanying the techniques is a wealth of examples of contemporary appliqué to inspire you. The authors are renowned for their thoughtful, creative but practical approach to teaching textiles, making this book suitable for beginners and established textile artists alike.
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Layered Cloth

The Art of Fabric Manipulation

Author: Ann Small

Publisher: Textile Artist

ISBN: 9781782213345

Category: Appliqué

Page: 144

View: 9547

Ann Small's imaginative use of cutting and manipulating techniques, and her layering and colouring tricks, makes this your 'go-to' guide for bringing form and texture to your fabric work. This book is a rich resource and reference for textile artists seeking new ideas and who want to experiment with texture and pattern. Clear, close-up images and exciting hot tips help to make layering enjoyable and accessible. All aspects of texture and pattern are explored in this fantastic reference book that will bring new dimensions to your fabric work.
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Stitch and Pattern

Author: Jean Draper

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849944397

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 7673

The hugely accomplished textile artist Jean Draper gives an invaluable guide to designing and working with pattern in textile art. As she did in her successful book Stitch and Structure, she guides you through some of the most creative ways of working up patterns, harnessing our love for rhythm and repetition in our fabrics. The author covers Natural Pattern, from butterflies, shells and snakes to nature’s patterns to intimidate, pattern with structure and the importance of scale, tone and colour. It includes an extended study of pattern and stitched designs developed from a shell. Chapter 3 covers Pattern from Other Cultures, and the benefits of not relying on measurement but trusting the eye and intuition. It features a study of using Banjara stitched textiles as inspiration. In Chapter 4, Pattern from Embroidery Stitches, the author looks at stitch shapes, putting stitches together to form patterns, exaggerating and overlapping stitches, and using one stitch only. There is a beautiful extended study of the pattern possibilities with Japanese darning. In Man-Made Pattern section, you can learn from other art forms and design styles. She brings together all these factors to find inspiration, design focus and technique to develop truly great textile art.
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Author: Bobby Britnell

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844487318

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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"Bobby Britnell takes flowers as her theme and shows you how to embellish and enhance fabric surfaces through a range of techniques that includes dying, printing, appliqué, foiling, photo-transfer printing, piercing and machine and hand stitching"--P. [4] of cover.
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Wen Redmond's Digital Fiber Art

Combine Photos & Fabric - Create Your Own Mixed-Media Masterpiece

Author: Wen Redmond

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 161745270X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 9689

Create mixed-media art quilts starting from your digital photographs. Wen Redmond teaches you to edit images with software, print them onto fabric, and accentuate them with stitching.
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Textile Nature

Embroidery techniques inspired by the natural world

Author: Anne Kelly

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849944067

Category: Design

Page: 304

View: 6330

An inspirational guide to using nature in textile art, with step-by-step projects Plants, flowers, gardens, insects and birds are a rich source of inspiration for artists and designers of all kinds. This beautiful guide demonstrates how to get the most out of your surroundings to create original and unique pieces in textiles. Beginning with a chapter on drawing from nature, the book demonstrates how to use sketchbooks and create mood boards to explore your local environment and landscape. The author demonstrates how to make small pieces such as folding books based on observational drawing and stitch. Moving on to a section on floral inspiration, the author shows how to use plants and flowers in your work, from using stencilled flower motifs as embellishment to printing with plants onto fabric and making simple relief prints. Finally, the taking flight chapter demonstrates how to move into three-dimensions and sculptural work with birds and insects made from cloth. Featuring step-by-step projects as well as work from contemporary artists, makers and collaborative groups throughout, this practical and beautiful guide shows how practitioners of all kinds can draw from the natural world for making and inspiration.
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Slow Stitch

Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art

Author: Claire Wellesley-Smith

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943508

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 2531

The pleasures to be had from slowing down can be many, with connections to sustainability, simplicity, reflection, and tuning into traditional and other multicultural textile traditions. Slow Stitch is a much-needed guide to adopting a less-is-more approach, valuing quality over quantity, and bringing a meaningful and thoughtful approach to textile practice. Claire Wellesley-Smith introduces a range of ways in which you can slow your textile work down, including: Using simple techniques inspired by traditional practice (including hand-stitch rhythms) Reusing and re-inventing materials (reuse even old textile projects) Limiting your equipment Mending revisited (practical and decorative techniques) Project ideas and resources that help towards making a more sustainable textile practice Richly illustrated throughout, and showcasing work from the best textile artists who work in this way, this is a truly inspirational book for those looking to reconnect with their craft and to find a new way of working.
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Mark-Making in Textile Art

Author: Helen Parrott

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849940672

Category: Stitches (Sewing)

Page: 128

View: 3023

At its very essence, textile art is about mark-making. As an artist would use a pencil, an embroiderer or quilter can use stitch to make marks on fabric – a fundamental creative act. The making of marks often starts and underpins the entire design process, and a textile artwork is usually made up of repeated stitched marks. This fascinating book shows how marks can be used in textile work, both simple and complex, and explores the crossover between stitch and drawing. Author Helen Parrott is well known for her strongly graphic textile art, which uses marks to stunning visual effect. The book is divided into the types of marks that can be made on fabric, varying in complexity, arrangement and 'feel' – single, grouped, massed, regular, irregular, calligraphic, permanent, transient, and so on. It covers both hand and machine stitch, which make very different types of mark and between them offer limitless potential for mark-making, used both separately and together. It aims to help you take inspiration from the world around you to create marks, develop your own mark-making skills and strengthen your personal creative voice, and is an essential book for any textile artist.
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Stitch Magic

Ideas and Interpretation

Author: Jan Beaney,Jean Littlejohn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780713489606

Category: Embroidery

Page: 144

View: 5920

'Stitch Magic' is an animated celebration of the magic of hand stitching by two internationally renowned embroiderers. Using the wide range of fabrics, threads and materials now available, Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn give aspiring and knowledgeable embroiderers alike the inspiration to experiment with the basic hand stitches to create infinite stitch interpretations. Over 100 sumptuous photographs of stitched pieces introduce a breathtaking range of new work by the authors as well as stitching from different cultures and a selection of other contemporary work. These examples are accompanied by detailed captions explaining the working methods. Complete with stitch diagrams showing the different design applications of the stitches and a comprehensive glossary, this is a colourful sourcebook of ideas for embroiderers wanting to exploit the compelling texture of stitch.
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Collage, Stitch, Print

Collagraphy for Textile Artists

Author: Val Holmes

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: 9781849940146

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 5699

Introducing the hottest technique for textile artists today: collagraphy, or printing from collage Packed with hints, tips and exercises exploring how to harness this exciting technique in your own work Illustrated with stunning examples of collagraphy by some of the world's finest textile artists Learn the secrets of one of textile art's most popular techniques: collagraphy. This comprehensive guide from one of Europe's best-known textile artists and teachers contains everything you need to know about the exciting effects you can achieve using the almost endless permutations of collage, stitch and print, and how you can incorporate them into your own stitched-textile work. Includes invaluable information on making a collagraphy plate using embroidery, choosing suitable surfaces for print, combining paper and fabric, embroidering onto prints, and how to work in series. Illustrated throughout with the best examples of contemporary collagraphy in textile art, this book is a fascinating introduction to a technique that could become your latest textile-art passion.
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Biblical Interpretation and Philosophical Hermeneutics

Author: B. H. McLean

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107019494

Category: Bibles

Page: 320

View: 2533

B. H. McLean proposes a new 'post-historical' method of applying philosophical hermeneutics to biblical studies.
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Stitch Stories

Personal places, spaces and traces in textile art

Author: Cas Holmes

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943346

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 5751

The events of your life, from local walks to exotic trips, can provide endless inspiration for textile art. This inspiring book shows you how to record your experiences, using sketchbooks, journals and photography, to create personal narratives that can form a starting point for more finished stitched-textile pieces. Acclaimed textile artist and teacher Cas Holmes, whose work is often inspired by her life and the journeys she makes, helps you find inspiration through your own life and explains how to record what you see in sketchbooks and journals, which can often become beautiful objects in themselves. She explains how you can use photography, both as documentation and as inspiration, and sometimes incorporate it into the work itself, along with found objects and ephemera. Throughout the book are useful techniques that can be harnessed to add extra interest to your work, such as methods for making layered collages, how to 'sketch' with stitch, and advice on design and colour. If you want to create beautiful, unique work inspired by your life and travels, this is the perfect book for you.
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Natural Processes in Textile Art

From Rust Dyeing to Found Objects

Author: Alice Fox

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849942980

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 4356

More and more textile artists are using natural processes in their work, from dyeing with rust to working with found and scavenged items, and this book is the first to cover this increasingly popular subject. It promotes a way of working creatively with what is close at hand, whether gathered on walks by the seashore or collected in your garden, and working in tune with natural processes, bringing the rhythms and unpredictability of nature into your work. Examples of this type of working include burying embroidered fabric to give it a natural patina, dyeing with garden fruits or seaweed, weaving with pieces of beachcombed fibre, printing with found objects and making sun prints. In some cases nature is directly harnessed to make its mark on work; for one of her pieces, the author wrapped cloth around rusty bolts on sea defences, then unwrapped them weeks later to reveal patterns made by rust. The book is illustrated with the finest examples of contemporary embroidery and textile-art work using nature, by artists whose practice is tied up with their experience of and respect for the natural environment, often capturing a very strong sense of place and a feeling of calmness and contemplation.
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Text in Textile Art

Author: Sara Impey

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: 9781849940429

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 5413

The use of text is currently very popular in textile art, and its creative potential is unlimited. Text can engage directly with the viewer to express personal concerns, social and political issues and even humour. In this exciting new book, Sara Impey, one of the world's best-known textile artists and an innovator in using text in her work, presents the definitive guide to text in textiles. She aims to inspire makers with the confidence to use text, to illustrate how it can be used as a means of self-expression, and to provide advice on where to look for sources of inspiration. The book includes a brief discussion of stitched lettering in history, and examines the current scene, including contemporary artists such as Tracey Emin. It then goes on to explore how to find inspiration for your work, whether personal or political, with exercises on how to get your thoughts organized. Finally, a wealth of practical tips are given on how to get text into your work, including hand-stitching techniques, computers and the new generation of sewing machines, photo transfer, found objects and the use of newsprint and other printed materials. It also contains valuable information on copyright. This fascinating book is perfect for any textile artist who wants to add an extra dimension to their work by incorporating text.
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A Novel

Author: Ali Smith

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1101870745

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 858

MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST A New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Financial Times, Southern Living, The Guardian, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year Long-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. That's what it felt like for Keats in 1819. How about Autumn 2016? Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a historic, once-in-a-generation summer. Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand-in-hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever. Ali Smith's new novel is a meditation on a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, on what harvest means. It is the first installment of her Seasonal quartet—four stand-alone books, separate yet interconnected and cyclical (as the seasons are)—and it casts an eye over our own time. Who are we? What are we made of? Shakespearean jeu d’esprit, Keatsian melancholy, the sheer bright energy of 1960s pop art: the centuries cast their eyes over our own history making. Here’s where we’re living. Here’s time at its most contemporaneous and its most cyclic. From the imagination of the peerless Ali Smith comes a shape-shifting series, wide-ranging in time-scale and light-footed through histories, a story about aging and time and love and stories themselves.
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Paper Textiles

Author: Christina Leitner

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780713674446

Category: Paper garments

Page: 189

View: 3423

This is a complete guide to paper textiles. The first part of the book deals with the history - 1000 years in the Orient, 100 years in the Europe; the second part with techniques and projects, covering weaving, knitting, plaiting, crocheting etc., and the third part is a gallery of the work of 12 leading international artists. The range of items made of paper spans jewellery, furniture, furnishing textiles, and clothing. Paper textiles are incredibly versatile and the ideal environmentally friendly material. This is the first English-language volume on an exciting new trend in the textile/paper field. "Provides a complete guide to this versatile material which is beingrediscovered by a whole new generation of textile artists. All inall, a complete guide to this most fascinating subject." The Collector
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Inspired to Stitch

21 Textile Artists

Author: Diana Springall

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780713669862

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 3373

Inspired to Stitch by Diana Springall is a fascinating look at the exciting world of textile design and how artists in this field develop their work through the use of sketches, photographs, collages etc. Focussing on the work of 21 British textile artists from the past 50 years, this book displays drawings and pages from workbooks, preliminary designs and models as well as the finished product. The result is a fascinating and practical look at how well-known designers get their inspiration and then translate it into finished work. British textile design is a world leader and its influence tremendous so this book should have wide appeal. Winner of the Textile Awards: Textile Book of the Year
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