Textile Portraits: People and Places in Textile Art

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$34.95
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Textile Portraits: People and Places in Textile Art
Textile Portraits: People and Places in Textile Art
$34.95
Available in stock
Description
A creative and beautiful book packed with inspiring ideas to help you capture likenesses and explore personalities in stitch, from a well-loved textile artist.

Anne Kelly's evocative and nostalgic work often incorporates portraits--of friends, family, historical figures, and even pets. Within these pages she shares her approach to textile portraiture, bringing in a wealth of different embroidery techniques, including hand and machine embroidery, quilting, and appliqué, to render in cloth the nuances of facial expressions and the personalities of her subjects. The book covers:

  • Selfies at Home: making the perfect self-portrait in cloth.
  • Representation and Culture: how portraits have been used in textile art for cultural expression around the world.
  • Stylized Imagery: going beyond the traditional portrait into abstraction.
  • Place and Time: creating a sense of place with portraiture, sometimes incorporating photographs.
  • Story and Text: how to create a fuller narrative with deeply personal ephemera and related imagery.
  • Pet Projects: immortalizing your pets in your textile work.

Beautifully illustrated with stunning examples of her own work and that of intriguing textile artists who specialize in portraiture from around the world, this is the ideal book for embroiderers and textile artists who want to introduce this often tricky subject area into their work.
Description
A creative and beautiful book packed with inspiring ideas to help you capture likenesses and explore personalities in stitch, from a well-loved textile artist.

Anne Kelly's evocative and nostalgic work often incorporates portraits--of friends, family, historical figures, and even pets. Within these pages she shares her approach to textile portraiture, bringing in a wealth of different embroidery techniques, including hand and machine embroidery, quilting, and appliqué, to render in cloth the nuances of facial expressions and the personalities of her subjects. The book covers:

  • Selfies at Home: making the perfect self-portrait in cloth.
  • Representation and Culture: how portraits have been used in textile art for cultural expression around the world.
  • Stylized Imagery: going beyond the traditional portrait into abstraction.
  • Place and Time: creating a sense of place with portraiture, sometimes incorporating photographs.
  • Story and Text: how to create a fuller narrative with deeply personal ephemera and related imagery.
  • Pet Projects: immortalizing your pets in your textile work.

Beautifully illustrated with stunning examples of her own work and that of intriguing textile artists who specialize in portraiture from around the world, this is the ideal book for embroiderers and textile artists who want to introduce this often tricky subject area into their work.
ISBN
9781849947534
By
ANNE KELLY
Publisher
Batsford
Publication Date
September 12, 2023
Binding
Hardcover
Item Condition
New