Creative Recycling in Embroidery
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Creative Recycling in Embroidery

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NEW IN PAPERBACK Embroiderers recycle for many different reasons: to conserve old pieces of ephemera for the future, to give their work a personal touch, to convey meaning, or simply for economy. This book is packed with ideas for using many different types of salvaged material, such as fabric, paper, nature's materials including dried flowers and tree bark, plus plastic, wood and metal waste, and precious personal objects such as broken jewellery or special souvenirs. Illustrated in colour throughout with work from the world's leading contemporary embroiderers, the book covers: introduction: why recycle? how to collect salvaged objects; finding your own meaning; fibre waste; fabric waste; recycling old embroidery; paper and natural waste; plastic waste; wood, metal and mineral waste; and packaging and books.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 212 x 270 x 12mm | 557.92g
  • PAVILION BOOKS
  • Batsford Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 100 colour illustrations
  • 190638875X
  • 9781906388751
  • 68,329

About Val Holmes

Val Holmes is a well-known teacher and embroiderer. She lives in Lucon, France, where she runs her very popular residential embroidery courses.show more

Table of contents

Introduction: Why recycle? * How to collect salvaged objects * Finding your own meaning * Fibre waste * Fabric waste * Recycling old embroidery * Paper and natural waste * Plastic waste * Wood, metal and mineral waste * Recycling packaging and booksshow more