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Textiles

by Isabel Thomas
 

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This book introduces the reader to textiles, examining what textiles are, what they can be made of, what they can show, differences in size, technique and style, historical and modern examples, and examples from different cultures.

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This book introduces the reader to textiles, examining what textiles are, what they can be made of, what they can show, differences in size, technique and style, historical and modern examples, and examples from different cultures.

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Children's Literature - Leah Hanson
From the clothes we wear to the furniture we sit on, the carpet under our feet to the umbrella over our heads, textiles are all around us! In this introduction to textiles, young readers learn what a textile is, why they are important to us, how they are made, how people use them, and the special meanings textiles can have all over the world. Each two-page chapter is presented as a question, with striking photos, and three or four straightforward sentences that answer the chapter question. Photos of colorful patterns, hands at work, and even a detail from an ancient tapestry pack a punch and offer plenty of visual material for little eyes to pore over. A simple glossary provides definitions for unfamiliar words, and these new words are repeated throughout the book, offering multiple opportunities for building vocabulary. The diversity of textiles featured in just twenty-four pages is commendable and makes for great conversation-starters about textiles around the world. A step-by-step tutorial for making your own paper weaving creates the perfect bridge to help readers put what they've learned into action. Part of the "Start with Art" series. Reviewer: Leah Hanson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406227383
Publisher:
Raintree Publishers
Publication date:
07/28/2011
Pages:
24
Lexile:
580L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Isabel Thomas studied Human Sciences at Oxford University before working in the wonderful world of children's publishing. She has written dozens of books for children and teenagers, and is a trained literacy tutor. Isabel lives in Cambridge, UK, with her husband and three rambunctious sons.

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