Stitch Stories

Personal Places, Spaces and Traces in Textile Art
Cas Holmes

Description

The events of your life, from local walks to exotic trips, can provide endless inspiration for textile art. This inspiring book shows you how to record your experiences, using sketchbooks, journals and photography, to create personal narratives that can form a starting point for more finished stitched-textile pieces.

Acclaimed textile artist and teacher Cas Holmes, whose work is often inspired by her life and the journeys she makes, helps you find inspiration through your own life and explains how to record what you see in sketchbooks and journals, which can often become beautiful objects in themselves. She explains how you can use photography, both as documentation and as inspiration, and sometimes incorporate it into the work itself, along with found objects and ephemera.

Throughout the book there are useful techniques that can be harnessed to add extra interest to your work, such as methods for making layered collages, how to 'sketch' with stitch, and advice on design and colour. If you want to create beautiful, unique work inspired by your life and travels, this is the perfect book for you.

Can Do Pick Not only do we get a glimpse into the world of so many textile artist that we know and love there are also instructions scattered throughout the book on techniques such as how to make your own gelli plate to creating your own small cloth collage. I am inspired! And it has a yummy cloth cover that makes it an object to cherish.

Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    128
  • Size
    275 x 215mm
  • Publisher
    Batsford
  • ISBN
    9781849942744
Stock Code
150978
Our Price
$52.99
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