Inspired to Stitch : 21 textile artists, Hardback

Inspired to Stitch : 21 textile artists Hardback

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This is a fascinating look at the exciting world of textile design and how artists in this field develop their work through the use of sketches, photographs, collages etc.

Focussing on the work of 21 British textile artists from the past 50 years, this book displays drawings and pages from workbooks, preliminary designs and models as well as the finished product.

The result is a fascinating and practical look at how well-known designers get their inspiration and then translate it into finished work.

British textile design is a world leader and its influence tremendous so this book should have wide appeal.

Winner of the Textile Awards: Textile Book of the Year 2006


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 407 colour photos
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Needlework & fabric crafts
  • ISBN: 9780713669862



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This book profiles some of the top embroidery artists in Great Britain today. Examples of each artist's work, sketchbook pages, often with working drawings for the finished pieces shown, biography time lines, and interviews. Many of the pieces are densely embroidered, like paintings in thread. All of these artists have strong foundations in drawing, reflecting its emphasis in art training in Great Britain. High quality images. Very inspiring.