Text in Textile Art

Author: Sara Impey

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: 9781849940429

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 1616

The use of text is currently very popular in textile art, and its creative potential is unlimited. Text can engage directly with the viewer to express personal concerns, social and political issues and even humour. In this exciting new book, Sara Impey, one of the world's best-known textile artists and an innovator in using text in her work, presents the definitive guide to text in textiles. She aims to inspire makers with the confidence to use text, to illustrate how it can be used as a means of self-expression, and to provide advice on where to look for sources of inspiration. The book includes a brief discussion of stitched lettering in history, and examines the current scene, including contemporary artists such as Tracey Emin. It then goes on to explore how to find inspiration for your work, whether personal or political, with exercises on how to get your thoughts organized. Finally, a wealth of practical tips are given on how to get text into your work, including hand-stitching techniques, computers and the new generation of sewing machines, photo transfer, found objects and the use of newsprint and other printed materials. It also contains valuable information on copyright. This fascinating book is perfect for any textile artist who wants to add an extra dimension to their work by incorporating text.

Digitales Textildesign

Author: Melanie Bowles,Ceri Isaac

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3830708548


Page: 192

View: 7100

Was bislang vor allen Dingen Grafikdesignern das Leben leichter machte, bestimmt nun auch zunehmend den Arbeitsalltag von Modedesignern: Programme wie »Photoshop« oder »Illustrator« werden zu unverzichtbaren Instrumenten bei der Erstellung von Entwürfen, Mustern und Schnitten. Die Autorinnen zeigen in mehr als zwanzig leicht nachvollziehbaren Kursen Schritt für Schritt denWeg zu den ersten eigenen Printmustern am Rechner auf, die dann sowohl für die traditionelle Textilproduktion als auch für den digitalen Druck geeignet sind. Zudem wird der derzeitige technische Status Quo in der Modebranche aufgezeigt und ein Einblick in die Möglichkeiten des Digitaldrucks gewährt.

Stitch Stories

Personal places, spaces and traces in textile art

Author: Cas Holmes

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943346

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 2616

The events of your life, from local walks to exotic trips, can provide endless inspiration for textile art. This inspiring book shows you how to record your experiences, using sketchbooks, journals and photography, to create personal narratives that can form a starting point for more finished stitched-textile pieces. Acclaimed textile artist and teacher Cas Holmes, whose work is often inspired by her life and the journeys she makes, helps you find inspiration through your own life and explains how to record what you see in sketchbooks and journals, which can often become beautiful objects in themselves. She explains how you can use photography, both as documentation and as inspiration, and sometimes incorporate it into the work itself, along with found objects and ephemera. Throughout the book are useful techniques that can be harnessed to add extra interest to your work, such as methods for making layered collages, how to 'sketch' with stitch, and advice on design and colour. If you want to create beautiful, unique work inspired by your life and travels, this is the perfect book for you.

Textile Techniken in Metall

für Schmuckherstellung, Textilkunst und Bildhauerei

Author: Arline M. Fisch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783258057330


Page: 160

View: 9766

Aus dem Inhaltsverzeichnis: - Historische Beispiele - Notwendige Materialien, Werkzeuge und Verfahren - Weben - Stricken - Häkeln - Flechten - Verkreuzungen und ihre Variationen; Sprang und Klöppelspitzen - Korbflechten - Knoten und Knüpfen - 11 zeitgenössische Arbeiten. Ein bebilderter Überblick (Quelle: Verlagsinformation).

Quilten für Dummies

Author: Cheryl Fall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527706046


Page: 308

View: 306

Arbeiten Sie gern mit Stoffen, Farben und Mustern? Cheryl Fall zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie mit Ihrem Hobby wunderschöne Kunstwerke schaffen können. Von der Auswahl an Stoffen und Fäden über das Design des Quilts bis zum richtigen Handwerkszeug, in leicht verständlichen Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen stellt sie Ihnen 17 verschiedene Projekte vor. Anfänger finden hier Tipps, wie sie mit einfachen Mustern einsteigen können. Erfahrene Quilter finden Anleitungen für außergewöhnliche Designs. Ob Sie mit der Hand oder mit der Nähmaschine arbeiten, das Muster selbst entwerfen oder eines der vorgeschlagenen Designs als Vorlage nehmen, dieses Buch begleitet Sie bei Ihren Projekten.

Textile Art of Japan

Author: Sunny Yang,Rochelle M. Narasin

Publisher: Japan Publications

ISBN: 9784889960617

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 144

View: 5506

The Japanese have traditionally viewed textiles as an embodiment of not only beauty but also family heirlooms and repositories of history, making the study of Japanese fabric a door into another culture, another people, another time. In Textile Art of Japan, Sunny Yang and Rochelle Narasin venture through that door, inviting the reader to follow them. They start with a brief but informative history of those most typical forms of Japanese dress, the kimono and the obi, and then move on to introduce the techniques of dyeing, weaving, and needlework that distinguish Japanese textiles, discussing their traditions, practical methods, and use on different types of fabrics. This richly illustrated volume, with over 200 color illustrations, is the perfect introduction to the subject of Japanese textiles. It includes examples of modern Japanese fabrics made according to or by adapting traditional methods, and shows them used in innovative ways: in quilts, screens, cushions, and hats. A list of museums all over Japan with fine fabric collections and a selected bibliography are helpful additions to this beautiful book.

Texts and Textiles

Affect, Synaesthesia and Metaphor in Fiction

Author: Diana Mary Eva Thomas

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443879428

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 5303

This study shows how fiction that makes use of textiles as an essential element utilizes synaesthetic writing and synaesthetic metaphor to create an affective link to, and response in, the reader. These links and responses are examined using affect theory from Silvan Tomkins and Brian Massumi and work on synaesthesia by Richard Cytowic, Lawrence Marks, and V.S. Ramachandran, among others. Synaesthetic writing, including synaesthetic metaphors, has been explored in poetry since the 1920s and, more recently, in fiction, but these studies have been general in nature. By narrowing the field of investigation to those novels that specifically employ three types of hand-crafted textiles (quilt-making, knitting and embroidery), the book isolates how these textiles are used in fiction. The combination of synaesthesia, memory, metaphor and, particularly, synaesthetic metaphor in fiction with textiles in the text of the case studies selected, shows how these are used to create affect in readers, enhancing their engagement in the story. The work is framed within the context of the history of textile production and the use of textiles in fiction internationally, but concentrates on Australian authors who have used textiles in their writing. The decision to focus on Australian authors was taken in light of the quality and depth of the writing of textile fiction produced in Australia between 1980 and 2005 in the three categories of hand-crafted textiles – quilt-making, knitting and embroidery. The texts chosen for intensive study are: Kate Grenville’s The Idea of Perfection (1999, quilting); Marele Day’s Lambs of God (1997, knitting) and Anne Bartlett’s Knitting (2005, knitting); Jessica Anderson’s Tirra Lirra by the River (1978, embroidery) and Marion Halligan’s Spider Cup (1990, embroidery).


The Art of Mankind

Author: Mary Schoeser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500516454

Category: Design

Page: 568

View: 3008

A highly-illustrated celebration of the creativity and beauty of the textile arts juxtaposes historical and contemporary pieces from around the world.

Lust auf Schrift

Basiswissen Typografie

Author: Phil Baines,Andrew Haslam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783874395939


Page: 192

View: 2888

Guide to the Literature of Art History 2

Author: Max Marmor,Alex Ross

Publisher: Amer Library Assn


Category: Art

Page: 899

View: 5183

Among the most engaging genres of scholarly literature, art history and architecture history publications appeal to the eye as well as the intellect. In the late 20th century the literature of art history has been documented by two standard reference bibliographies published by the American Library Association: Mary Chamberlin's Guide to Art Reference Books (ALA 1959), and Guide to the Literature of Art History by Etta Arntzen and Robert Rainwater (ALA Editions, 1980). Now, a new supplementary volume, Guide to the Literature of Art History 2 (ALA Editions, 2004) has arrived to record and annotate the best art and architecture books and journals published worldwide in the last two decades of the 20th century. supplement its predecessor by recording important publications produced primarily in western languages. Adopting the chapter and numbering system of the first volume, GLAH 2 will help art scholars keep abreast of more recent publications in art and architectural history. An expert team of 24 contributors has come together with editors Max Marmor and Alex Ross to produce this significant work, featuring new titles, volumes, editions, and reprints, while providing ample cross referencing to GLAH 1. and Cultural Heritage, which covers the literature of art preservation and art law. Librarians and scholars will welcome the new collection development information, including: The best electronic art and architectural history sources. Cumulative 40-year bibliography of art history literature, with GLAH 1. Critical selection of nearly all literature in art history, primarily in Western European languages, since 1977. Resources for art historians outside their areas of specialization. architectural literature for the last two decades of the 20th century, Guide to the Literature of Art History 2 is the authoritative, must-have resource for all art history students, institutions, and agencies.


150 kreative Nähtechniken

Author: Ruth Singer

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3830709110

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 4676

Kein Stoff gleicht dem anderen und daher sind auch beim Nähen kreative Verarbeitungsmöglichkeiten gefragt: Die vielfach prämierte Autorin Ruth Singer lädt mit diesem Band zum Experimentieren ein und gibt ihre langjährige Erfahrung weiter. Die vorgestellten Grundtechniken für spannende Raffungen, raffinierte Applikationen oder dekorative Falten sollen dazu anregen, neue Kombinationen zu wagen und auch ungewöhnliche Wege in der Verarbeitung zu gehen. Ob Quilten oder Smoken der Fantasie sind keine Grenzen gesetzt und die Umsetzung der 150 hier präsentierten Techniken aufgrund der präzisen Erläuterungen ein Leichtes.

African Majesty

The Textile Art of the Ashanti and Ewe

Author: Peter Adler,Nicholas Barnard

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500278444

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 5420

Within the borders of present-day Ghana and Togo, there exists an immemorial tradition of weaving. Inspired by the demands of royalty and ceremony or of the wealthy for rich display, the weavers of the Ashanti and Ewe tribes have created cloths that combine colour and pattern to fabulous effect. So important were these masterpieces of textile art - worn like the togas of ancient Rome - that at one time costly foreign silks were imported, only to be unravelled for weaving afresh. Exuberantly West African in colour and composition, these textiles are made from narrow lengths of cotton or silk, first woven on small drag looms, then cut and sewn together - the product therefore of a weaver's artifice combined with the ingenuity of the craftsman at matching, or brilliantly mismatching, the patterns on strips of cloth. The impact of these bands of colour is often balanced and enhanced by the woven details of motifs. Anteaters, combs, hands, letters, as well as seemingly abstract forms, provide a vocabulary of information for the owner and the onlooker, an indication of prestige or rank, or simply a reflection of the key elements of everyday life. The textiles are depicted in over 130 glorious colour plates. The text includes a full description of the origin and technical composition of each example, a thorough historical survey and an explanation of the methods of weaving, as well as of the use of cloths. This is a book of spectacular colour and pattern that will captivate everyone interested in textile history, in African culture, or in tribal art, and anyone who responds to craftsmanship and display of immense originality and vitality.

Textiles, Text, Intertext

Essays in Honour of Gale R. Owen-Crocker

Author: Maren Clegg Hyer,Jill Frederick

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 178327073X

Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 265

View: 7694

The theme of weaving, a powerful metaphor within Anglo-Saxon studies and Old English literature itself, unites the essays collected here. They range from consideration of interwoven sources in homiletic prose and a word-weaving poet to woven riddles and iconographical textures in medieval art, and show how weaving has the power to represent textiles, texts, and textures both literal and metaphorical in the early medieval period. They thus form an appropriate tribute to Professor Gale R. Owen-Crocker, whose own scholarship has focussed on exploring woven works of textile and dress, manuscripts and text, and other arts of the Anglo-Saxon peoples.

Licht aus dem Osten

Eine neue Geschichte der Welt

Author: Peter Frankopan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644122814

Category: History

Page: 944

View: 8797

«‹Eine neue Geschichte der Welt› – dieses Buch verdient den Titel voll und ganz.» Peter Frankopan lehrt uns, die Geschichte neu zu sehen – indem er nicht Europa, sondern den Nahen und Mittleren Osten zum Ausgangspunkt macht. Hier entstanden die ersten Hochkulturen und alle drei monotheistischen Weltreligionen; ein Reichtum an Gütern, Kultur und Wissen, der das Alte Europa seit jeher sehnsüchtig nach Osten blicken ließ. Frankopan erzählt von Alexander dem Großen, der Babylon zur Hauptstadt seines neuen Weltreichs machen wollte; von Seide, Porzellan und Techniken wie der Papierherstellung, die über die Handelswege der Region Verbreitung fanden; vom Sklavenhandel mit der islamischen Welt, der Venedig im Mittelalter zum Aufstieg verhalf; von islamischen Gelehrten, die das antike Kulturerbe pflegten, lange bevor Europa die Renaissance erlebte; von der Erschließung der Rohstoffe im 19. Jahrhundert bis hin zum Nahostkonflikt. Schließlich erklärt Frankopan, warum sich die Weltpolitik noch heute in Staaten wie Syrien, Afghanistan und Irak entscheidet. Peter Frankopan schlägt einen weiten Bogen, und das nicht nur zeitlich: Er rückt zwei Welten zusammen, Orient und Okzident, die historisch viel enger miteinander verbunden sind, als wir glauben. Ein so fundiertes wie packend erzähltes Geschichtswerk, das wahrhaft die Augen öffnet.

Fatigue of Textile Composites

Author: Valter Carvelli,Stepan V Lomov

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1782422935

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 510

View: 8776

Fatigue of Textile Composites provides a current, state-of-art review on recent investigations on the fatigue behavior of composite materials, mainly those reinforced with textiles. As this particular group of composite materials is extremely important for a wide variety of industrial applications, including automotive, aeronautical, and marine, etc., mainly due to their peculiarities and advantages with respect to unidirectional laminated composites, the text presents comprehensive information on the huge variety of interlacement geometric architectures that are suitable for a broad range of different applications, their excellent drapability and versatility, which is highly important for complex double-curvature shape components and three-dimensional woven fabrics without plane reinforcement, and their main mechanical characteristics which are currently in high demand from industry. Presents the current state-of-the-art investigations on fatigue behavior of composite materials, mainly those reinforced with textiles Contains invaluable information pertaining to a wide variety of industries, including automotive, aeronautical, and marine, amongst others Provides comprehensive information on the huge variety of interlacement geometric architectures that are suitable for a broad range of different applications