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Connecting Design to Stitch

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835
.A7
M33
2012
c2

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Connecting Design to Stitch

Meech, Sandra.

Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., c2012.

128 p. : col. ill. ; 20 x 22 cm.

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Connecting Design to Stitch is an essential guide to design and composition for the contemporary stitched-textile artist and maker. Exploring your own personal themes and styles through composition exercises and design classes can enable you to discover a new direction or series of work. Inspiration from realism, landscape, still life, architecture, travels, city life, people, and cultures, or details and textures in nature, could become a source of research, and working expressively in abstract might become a new way forward. If you come from a traditional approach as a quilter or embroiderer, approaching textiles as an artist can encourage you to move out of your comfort zone and explore new ways in which to express yourself. Within this book we will consider the importance of photography for observing and recording information and practicing composition through the lens. Taking pictures can help you to identify centers of interest and find details you hadn’t noticed before in the world around you, while the use of basic photo-editing methods on your computer can impact your design decisions. Collage making can also be a rich source of inspiration for textile artists, using painted paper, cloth, and black and white and color copies as surfaces for collage can help you consolidate your ideas. Too much attention to elaborate surfaces should not compromise the good use of color and design. Less is more. There are different way in which to use this reference book. A as a self-study guide, it allows you to work on your ideas alone, at your own pace. Alternatively, you can work through the exercises contained in this book with a group of friends, it is amazing how we each can enjoy the same challenge in dramatically different ways. By breaking down design into different styles (for example, painting, sculpture, or graphic design), we can look at the impact each has had on stitched textiles, both historically and in contemporary practice.

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ISBN:

978-1-60705-622-5

Author:

Meech, Sandra.

Title:

Connecting Design to Stitch / by Sandra Meech.

Publisher:

Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., c2012.

Physical:

128 p. : col. ill. ; 20 x 22 cm.

Summary:

Connecting Design to Stitch is an essential guide to design and composition for the contemporary stitched-textile artist and maker. Exploring your own personal themes and styles through composition exercises and design classes can enable you to discover a new direction or series of work. Inspiration from realism, landscape, still life, architecture, travels, city life, people, and cultures, or details and textures in nature, could become a source of research, and working expressively in abstract might become a new way forward. If you come from a traditional approach as a quilter or embroiderer, approaching textiles as an artist can encourage you to move out of your comfort zone and explore new ways in which to express yourself. Within this book we will consider the importance of photography for observing and recording information and practicing composition through the lens. Taking pictures can help you to identify centers of interest and find details you hadn’t noticed before in the world around you, while the use of basic photo-editing methods on your computer can impact your design decisions. Collage making can also be a rich source of inspiration for textile artists, using painted paper, cloth, and black and white and color copies as surfaces for collage can help you consolidate your ideas. Too much attention to elaborate surfaces should not compromise the good use of color and design. Less is more. There are different way in which to use this reference book. A as a self-study guide, it allows you to work on your ideas alone, at your own pace. Alternatively, you can work through the exercises contained in this book with a group of friends, it is amazing how we each can enjoy the same challenge in dramatically different ways. By breaking down design into different styles (for example, painting, sculpture, or graphic design), we can look at the impact each has had on stitched textiles, both historically and in contemporary practice.

Subject:

Surface design--Design styles--Nature and man-made inspirations.

Subject:

Surface design--Design elements.

Subject:

Surface design--Design principles.

Subject:

Surface design--Abstraction.

Subject:

Surface design--Composition for stitch.

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