Creating Sketchbooks for Embroiderers and Textile Artists

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Pavilion Books, Aug 30, 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Today the embroiderer’s sketchbook, ideas book or journal embraces a range of exciting possibilities. It includes initial concept material, design, colour work, textile samples, stitches and three-dimensional pieces. Beautiful in itself, the embroiderer's material can also provide inspiration for more developed work. This is the first book to show students, general embroiderers and other textile artists how to make the most of their sketchbooks, showcasing examples from leading textile artists such as Audrey Walker, Rozanne Hawksley, Amanda Clayton and Ruth Issett. Illustrated with sketchbook pages through to finished textile pieces. The book covers:

  • Purposes of a Sketchbook: exploring and storing; investigation and ideas; research and collecting; experimentation and development; recording and analysis
  • Different Approaches: drawing and collage; stitch and fabric; surface inspiration; pattern/colour/texture; design elements as starting points; models and maquettes; 3-D work; sketchbook work for its own sake; exploring concepts
  • Making a Start: things to include; building confidence; when to use a sketchbook; don’t be afraid to…
  • Presentation, Materials, Tools, Techniques

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For embroiderers and other textile artists, sketchbooks are visual idea books that record ideas and images for future use. They can provide the artist with personal space in which to experiment with ... Read full review

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