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Textile Travels

Textile Travels (Hardback)

By Kelly, Anne

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  • Pub Date
    2 Jul 20

An evocative, beautiful and practical exploration of how travel can inform, inspire and enhance textile art. Travel has always featured heavily in textile art, from artists' 'travelling sketchbooks' to large-scale installations mapping coastal erosion or the effects of climate ch...ange. In this inspiring book, renowned textile artist Anne Kelly shows how to capture your travels in stitch. She begins the book by discussing maps in textile art, including using their iconography as well as incorporating actual maps into textile work. She then goes on to explore the influence of different cultures from across the globe on textile art, from Peru to India to indigenous American cultures, and also ones closer to home such as Scotland and Scandinavia, showing how to harness traditional techniques, fabrics, motifs and colours for use in your own work. The chapter 'Stopping Places' captures the moments in time on a journey that can be distilled, remembered and documented to create stitched 'postcards', sketchbooks and other pieces. The final chapter, 'Space and the Imagination', explores the possibilities of space travel as a source of inspiration, and covers inner space too, with artists mapping their own emotional journeys. Including a wealth of practical tricks and techniques as well as exquisite photography of both Anne's own work and that of other leading textile artists, this fascinating book will inspire all textile artists, embroiderers and makers to use travel to influence their work.
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ISBN 9781849945646
Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
Publisher Pavilion Books
Format Hardback
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Jul 2020

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ISBN-13 9781849945646
Stock Release date is 2 July 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Jul 2020
Publisher Pavilion Books
Imprint Batsford Ltd
Released 2 Jul 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Kelly, Anne
Category Textile Arts
Fashion Design
Textile & Fibre Technology
Needlework & Fabric Crafts
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 276mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade