African Inspirations in Embroidery
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African Inspirations in Embroidery

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A leading embroiderer with a lifelong love and understanding of African culture and landscape translates the many striking images of Africa into textile art, using embroidery, dyeing and quilting. From the dusky colours of the savannah to the traditional beadwork and pottery of African tribes, the author has used a variety of sources and techniques to produce stunning textiles. The book covers the original source material, the design process and the various techniques necessary to produce stunning final pieces, including dyeing with flour paste resist, seminole patchwork, piecing, patching, stitching, applique, roulleaux, drawn thread surface embellishment and mixed media. Beautifully illustrated with over 90 colour images, the book covers: * The design process * Colour, from natural earth colours to the bright colours of African jewellery and body paint * Pattern, from stripes and zigzags to circles and triangles * Texture and surface, including ridges, raised surface, edges and surface additions * An exercise project to get you startedshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 213.36 x 271.78 x 12.7mm | 566.99g
  • PAVILION BOOKS
  • Batsford Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 90 colour photographs plus drawings
  • 1906388326
  • 9781906388324
  • 223,772

Table of contents

Inspirational pieces demonstrate how to translate African motifs into stunning textiles Guides you through every aspect of the design process from page to product Expert advice on all arts and skills makes even advanced techniques easy Illustrations and case studies by leading artists both instruct and inspireshow more

About Mary Sleigh

Mary Sleigh is a leading textile artist who regularly exhibits her work across the country. She is an experienced tutor, teaching workshops as well as national and regional events, and is a City and Guilds examiner in Embroidery. She is a member of the Embroiderers' Guild, the Practical Study Group and the Textile Society. She lives in Grantham, Lincolnshire.show more

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