Reclaimed Textiles: Techniques for Paper, Stitch, Plastic and Mixed Media

Reclaimed Textiles: Techniques for Paper, Stitch, Plastic and Mixed Media

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by Kim Thittichai
     
 
Whether you want to be thrifty and green, or to add a sense of heritage to your work, incorporating old bits of paper, fabric, plastic, and packaging can lead to stunning textile art. Kim Thittichai takes crafters through a range of innovative techniques for reclaiming and recycling, from collage to rag-rugging, giving each style a unique twist. Every chapter includes

Overview

Whether you want to be thrifty and green, or to add a sense of heritage to your work, incorporating old bits of paper, fabric, plastic, and packaging can lead to stunning textile art. Kim Thittichai takes crafters through a range of innovative techniques for reclaiming and recycling, from collage to rag-rugging, giving each style a unique twist. Every chapter includes a step-by-step project for beginners along with new ideas for experienced textilers, and showcases the work of the best textile artists working today.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
09/01/2014
Most crafters think of "upcycling" as involving quickie projects incorporating recyclables (or not-so-recyclables) for decorative purposes. UK-based textile artist Thittichai (Experimental Textiles) takes these everyday materials and transforms them into art. In her fourth book, she explores thrifty repurposing of materials that might otherwise be destined for the trash. Tutorials for a plethora of mixed-media techniques using recycled or reclaimed materials—including foil food packaging, knit and woven fabric, and newspaper—are interspersed with profiles of mixed-media artists who work with these materials. The focus here is on fine art rather than amateur craft, and the artists profiled are a diverse group of professionals working in a variety of media and styles. VERDICT Crafters looking for easy, step-by-step projects incorporating repurposed materials won't find them here, but Thittichai's unusual tutorials will appeal to artists with an interest in mixed-media techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849941280
Publisher:
Batsford, B.T. Ltd.
Publication date:
08/05/2014
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
713,872
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Kim Thittichai is a popular textile artist who specializes in teaching experimental textiles. Her specialty is creating three-dimensional textile forms. She does workshops and lectures nationally and exhibits her work at various textiles shows across the UK. She is the author of the bestselling Hot Textiles (Batsford). Kim lives in Brighton.

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Reclaimed Textiles: Techniques for Paper, Stitch, Plastic and Mixed Media 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
neverbored More than 1 year ago
Thittichai is a creative force in contemporary textile art, and her developing art from these throw-away materials is an exciting and imaginative use of "new" media. She never sacrifices form for the material. Am sharing with my stitch group.