African Inspirations in Embroidery

African Inspirations in Embroidery

by Mary Sleigh


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A leading embroiderer with a lifelong love and understanding of African culture, Mary Sleigh translates the many striking images of that magnificent continent into breathtaking textile art. There’s advice on researching traditional African patterns, creating original designs, using color, and incorporating pattern and texture, as well as case studies of textile artists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906388324
Publisher: Batsford, B.T. Ltd.
Publication date: 05/05/2009
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1Looking and Recording10
Choosing a Sketchbook12
Museums and Other Research Options15
Sources and Starting Points20
Design Techniques Using Colour and Paper25
Colouring and Treating Fabric34
Fabrics in a Limited Colour Palette47
Sources and Starting Points51
Preparing Patterned Papers59
Developing Your Design Ideas and Textile Techniques68
4Texture and Surface82
Sources and Starting Points82
Developing Your Design Ideas and Textile Techniques93
5Xhosa Bag Project118
List of Suppliers and Further Reading127

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