The professional textile artist and author of The Art & Embroidery of Jane Hall showcases spectacular embroidered nature scenes featuring her three-dimensional renditions of butterflies, in a volume complemented by materials notes and discussions of the artist's inspirations.
"In a unique combination of art, photography and prose, Jane Hall magically intertwines her exquisite work as a textile artist with the world that has inspired it. She presents her breathtakingly beautiful embroideries through numerous photographs and descriptions , conveying the very essence of her work: 'to achieve works which are not simply observational, but translations of wonder as well as nature'"-- Back cover.
The textile works of Annemieke Mein display a rare standard of artistry. She has explored beyond the bounds of craft and developed new techniques in her use of textiles and fabric paints. The illustrations in this book show how textiles can be used as an exciting sculptural medium. The artist's three-dimensional creations are works of extraordinary skill, born out of a passionate commitment to the environment that she observes with a loving eye. Annemieke uses an amazing variety of materials - silk, wool, fur, cotton, synthetics - carefully chosen for their colour, texture, credibility and aesthetic appeal. These fabrics are then meticulously painted and stitched to faithfully reproduce her chosen subjects and to enhance the tactile quality unique to textiles. Numerous techniques are used in limitless combinations: hand and machine embroidery, dyeing, applique, trapunto, quilting, pleating, felting, beading, weaving and plying. The work of Annemieke Mein will leave the reader breathless with wonder. It encourages an awareness of our natural heritage and of the need to preserve it. Previously published in paperback 9780855329778.
This guide is for anyone who is interested in learning or re-learning the art of embroidery or needlepoint. Containing a history of needlecrafts, as well as an updated look at its uses for your home and wardrobe, it explains how to deal with such concepts as color, balance, scale, and texture, and how to incorporate your own personal syle. Everything you need to know about the art of embroidery, including needle and thread types, materials, stitch types, frames, techniques, enlarging or reducing designs, monogramming, and project ideas, is in this book.
Release on 2005-08-11 | by Bruce W. Ferguson,Reesa Greenberg,Sandy Nairne
Author: Bruce W. Ferguson,Reesa Greenberg,Sandy Nairne
An anthology of writings on exhibition practice from artists, critics, curators and art historians plus artist-curators. It addresses the contradictions posed by museum and gallery sited exhibitions, as well as investigating the challenge of staging art presentations, displays or performances, in settings outside of traditional museum or gallery locales.