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Slow stitch

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.W437
2015

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Slow stitch : mindful and contemplative textile art

Wellesley-Smith, Claire.

London : Batsford, c2015.

128 p. : col. ill. ; 28 X 22 cm.

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The speed of life in the 21st century can be overwhelming but taking a calmer, more measured approach to the creative process can help you find new joy in the experience of making, and to produce textile art that is personal, sustainable and beautiful. Slow Stitch is a much-needed guide to adopting a less-is-more mind-set, valuing quality over quantity, and brining a meaningful and thoughtful approach to textile practice. Claire Wellesley-Smith introduces a range of ways in which you can slow your textile work down. Take inspiration from textile traditions such as American quilting and patchwork, Kantha techniques, mending and darning, and Japanese Boro by working with what you already have, repurposing old textiles, re-piecing fabrics and building up textures with stitch. Use natural dyes from local leaves and plants to produce colors in thread and fabric that are more in harmony with the local environment. Harness the calming repetition of hand-stitch rhythms to explore your materials, make connections with other artists, be more aware of the creative process and rediscover the simple pleasures of making. Richly illustrated thought-out, and showcasing work from other international textile artists who work in this way, this is truly inspirational book for those looking to reconnect with their craft and to find a new way of working.

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ISBN:

978-1-84994-299-7

Author:

Wellesley-Smith, Claire.

Title:

Slow stitch : mindful and contemplative textile art / by Claire Wellesley-Smith.

Publisher:

London : Batsford, c2015.

Physical:

128 p. : col. ill. ; 28 X 22 cm.

Summary:

The speed of life in the 21st century can be overwhelming but taking a calmer, more measured approach to the creative process can help you find new joy in the experience of making, and to produce textile art that is personal, sustainable and beautiful. Slow Stitch is a much-needed guide to adopting a less-is-more mind-set, valuing quality over quantity, and brining a meaningful and thoughtful approach to textile practice. Claire Wellesley-Smith introduces a range of ways in which you can slow your textile work down. Take inspiration from textile traditions such as American quilting and patchwork, Kantha techniques, mending and darning, and Japanese Boro by working with what you already have, repurposing old textiles, re-piecing fabrics and building up textures with stitch. Use natural dyes from local leaves and plants to produce colors in thread and fabric that are more in harmony with the local environment. Harness the calming repetition of hand-stitch rhythms to explore your materials, make connections with other artists, be more aware of the creative process and rediscover the simple pleasures of making. Richly illustrated thought-out, and showcasing work from other international textile artists who work in this way, this is truly inspirational book for those looking to reconnect with their craft and to find a new way of working.

Subject:

Stitching--Techniques.

Subject:

Boho stitching--Japan.

Subject:

Repurposing--Techniques.

Subject:

Embroidery stitiching.

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