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How to Be Creative in Textile Art

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Everyone who works with textiles understands the importance of mastering fundamental techniques. And everyone has experienced the excitement of coming across a new idea. Yet putting art and craft together--the creative act--can seem intimidating. Now two expert artists and teachers share their insights about how to turn ideas into designs, and designs into beautiful finished textile art. They offer advice on choosing fabrics, layering, creating texture, embellishment, edges, ...
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Overview

Everyone who works with textiles understands the importance of mastering fundamental techniques. And everyone has experienced the excitement of coming across a new idea. Yet putting art and craft together--the creative act--can seem intimidating. Now two expert artists and teachers share their insights about how to turn ideas into designs, and designs into beautiful finished textile art. They offer advice on choosing fabrics, layering, creating texture, embellishment, edges, finishes, and all the key techniques.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849940061
  • Publisher: Batsford, B.T. Ltd.
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 956,037
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Julia Triston is a practicing textile artist/designer and lecturer in stitch, design, and surface decoration. She makes, exhibits, and sells her work widely, and is renowned for the quirky use of subject, color, and embellishment in her textile-art work.

Rachel Lombard is an award-winning textile artist and designer who owns her own business creating functional, tactile, and decorative artworks. She also runs a program of talks and workshops. Rachel has written for Stitch, Classic Stitches, and Flair magazines. She exhibits her work and is an active member of Fusion and InterfaceArts.

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