The Fiberarts Book of Wearable Art

The Fiberarts Book of Wearable Art

by Katherine Duncan Aimone, Katherine Duncan-Aimone
     
 

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“An overview of current trends in the field [with]...profiles of prominent fiber artists, with generous samples of their work...a good choice.”—Library Journal. “Lavishly photographed... I defy any devotee of great textiles and powerful design not to find something in these pages they’d be thrilled to wear.”—Threads

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“An overview of current trends in the field [with]...profiles of prominent fiber artists, with generous samples of their work...a good choice.”—Library Journal. “Lavishly photographed... I defy any devotee of great textiles and powerful design not to find something in these pages they’d be thrilled to wear.”—Threads. “Inspirational...jam-packed with ideas, tips, and techniques....Get a copy and start the creative juices flowing.”—Vogue Patterns.

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Library Journal
Only a fortunate few can afford wearable art. For the rest of us, this book provides an overview of current trends in the field and includes profiles of 39 prominent fiber artists, with generous samples of their work and insight into their working methods. Artists working in wearable art create their own fabric and/or use the surface or contours of preexisting fabric as a canvas for creating one-of-a-kind or limited-edition garments. Wearable art surprises the viewer, whose eye may be drawn to a flowing silk shibori fabric or an incredibly complex loom-knitted gown with hand-crocheted embellishments. Attesting to the current popularity of shibori, much of the text is occupied by garments that use this Japanese technique for shaping, securing, and dyeing cloth. This is a good choice for academic and large public libraries. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579905156
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.64(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.54(d)

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