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Hand Stitch, Perspectives: Perspectives

Hand Stitch, Perspectives: Perspectives

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By (author) Alice Kettle, By (author) Jane McKeating

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  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 278mm x 22mm | 1,161g
  • Publication date: 6 December 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 140812341X
  • ISBN 13: 9781408123416
  • Illustrations note: 294 colour illus
  • Sales rank: 53,875

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The companion volume to Machine Stitch, Hand Stitch is an essential read and reference for any textiles student, practicing embroiderer, designer and artist. Together these two titles form the significant and substantial references on current stitch practice. Each chapter is written by an established maker, embroiderer, artist or academic and discusses hand stitch from a different perspective. Wonderful illustrations of artistic hand stitch, both contemporary and historical, demonstrate this diverse and intimate craft in detail. The contributors draw upon important collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester, and the rich archive held by Manchester School of Art in this extensively researched and beautifully presented volume.

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Alice Kettle is Senior Research Fellow at Manchester School of Art, Visiting Professor at the University of Winchester and is one of the UK's finest textile artists. She has received many important international commissions and her work can be found in collections around the world. Jane McKeating is Director of Studies in the design Department at the Manchester School of Art. She is an influential practitioner in embroidery and textiles, exhibiting internationally. Other contributors include: Lesley Millar, David Owen, Tom Lundberg, Kate Egan, Heather Belcher, Anne Morrell, June Hill, Melanie Miller, James Hunting, Ian Wilson, Nigel Hurlstone, Lesley Mitchison, Ann French, Tracy Gill, Sue Prestbury.

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An awe-inspiring tome, this features gorgeously tactile full colour images. A joy to read, Hand Stitch will enthral students, embroiderers, crafters and designers alike, with conversations about stitches, biographies of well known stitchers, the impact of stitching and historical facts. Each chapter is written by a different practitioner, giving it a range of individual perspectives. The book is thoughtful, absorbing and has a strong sense of community spirit, much like the craft it is championing. Inside Crochet

Table of contents

Jane Mckeating, (MA, Director of Studies MMU) The use of hand stitch as a means of developing economic independence with a focus on women within Indian rural communities Alice Kettle (Senior Research Fellow MMU) Outside and inside Outsider artists, and Fine cell work Alice Kettle(Senior Research Fellow MMU) Sound and Air David Littler (sampler) and Janet Echelman Stitching another dimension June Hill (Curator and Research Assistant UCA) The place of hand stitch in ecclesiastical practice, with a particular focus on the late Beryl Dean archive. Prof Tom Lundberg (Colorado State University, USA) The use of mystical imagery developed through hand stitch. Linking the indigenous and the contemporary. The American practice of hand stitch. Tracy Gill (MA MMU Gawthorpe Hall Education assistant) New title to be inserted shortly Dr Melanie Miller (Senior lecturer MA route leader MMU) Focus on Lynn Setteringtons work, the empowerment of communities through the collective practice of hand stitch. The collaborative project which gives identity and voice to the community. Kate Egan (Senior lecturer MMU) Large scale from small scale related to Whitworth Gallery installation as case study Lesley Mitchison New title to inserted shortly Jane Mckeating Student project Hand stitch with Coats threads. Hand stitch glossary using student examples and invited artists Dr Nigel Hurlstone (Senior lecturer MMU) New title to inserted shortly Sue Prestbury (MMU Technician) A historical perspective illustrated by a current project at Staircase house. Anne French (Textile conservator at the Whitworth art Gallery) New title to be inserted shortly James Hunting (Course leader foundation Degree in Hand stitch Royal School of Needlework) New title to be inserted shortly Prof Anne Morrell The origins of Hand stitch, historical background with the journey from basket and mat making. The migration of stitch and the practice of stitch by movement, from the Victorian approach up to the present day. Ian Wilson ( freelance writer in applied art and craft, Embroidery , Crafts Magazines) Therese de Dillmont Dr David Owen (University of Southampton) The hand Visual documentation Helen Felcey (programme Leader MMU Design LAB) The visual narrative. Supporting programme of photographic and documentary recording of the practice and place. Jane McKeating and Alice Kettle to insert contemporary hand stitch artists chapter. Forward Jo Hall editor (embroidery Magazine) Introduction Prof Lesley Millar (UCA Farnham)