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Embellished: New Vintage (331/3) [Hardcover]

Karen Nicol
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5 July 2012 331/3
A beautiful, elegant, and visually intelligent look-book, Embellished contrasts vintage objects, collected over the years, with cutting-edge contemporary decoration for fashion and textiles. Showcasing a carefully chosen selection of techniques and materials, from tufting to using sequins, the author explores the potential in each of them, pushing materials to their absolute limits in order to create stunningly unique pieces. The author's clients have included Clements Ribeiro, Matthew Williamson, John Rocha, Anthropologie and Designers Guild.

Embellished is a visual feast of a journey through the process of inspiration and creativity, illustrating the way in which pieces and processes influence new work and ideas. Combining elements as diverse as exotic feathers, plastic jewellery, buttons, and vintage millinery straw, Karen Nicol will inspire you to come up with lavish creations beyond your wildest dreams.

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (5 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408105756
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408105757
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 21.8 x 27.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An intriguing book, full of images and inspiration … a thought-provoking coffee table book designed to intrigue and provoke discussion. --Hot Brands, Cool Places

filled with unexpected fashion and textile inspiration --Easy Living

About the Author

Karen Nicol is a well-known British textile artist/designer whose clients have included Chanel, Givenchy, Matthew Williamson, Clements Ribeiro, Anthropologie, Designers Guild, and the Powerhouse museum, Sydney. She is a Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Art and exhibits with the Rebecca Hossack Gallery.

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5.0 out of 5 stars very creative 13 Aug 2012
For all those magpies, be they textile artists, embroiderers or working in another art form - you'll love this book. Karen Nicol trawls flea markets, museums and galleries looking for inspiration. She is a tour de force as a collector. She translates her finds and the things that inspire her into unique works of art. Here we find photos of sources of inspiration and also of what Karen created as a result of being inspired. Her pieces are embroidered textiles using vintage fabrics to create something completely new. She uses traditional techniques to embroider her work but the result is startlingly fresh and modern. She explains each technique and there are numerous examples of full page photos followed by a section with the same photos shown smaller, each having a brief explanation of the work. Most of her work includes flowers or animals. This book is an amazing pictorial insight into design work and a wonderful showcase of inspiring textiles. This review first appeared on yarnsandfabrics website.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's superb. 21 Feb 2014
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Everyone to whom I've shown this book either had it for Christmas or wants it NOW. It is beautifully presented & very informative. I shall not be passing this on after a few years.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely 19 Jun 2013
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Lovely book and lovely pictures. As a textile artist/designer it is inspired and very helpful! Would recommend to anyone! Fast delivery too :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 2 Jun 2013
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Amazing book, beautiful, gorgeous images, has a small amount of information on each technique which whets your appetite for more.

Fast delivery and fantastic condition. Would definitely buy from this seller again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Daughter loved this gift!! 26 Dec 2012
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My daughter was very pleased with the book she loved the quality and feel of the cover and pages and was looking forward to spending time reading and getting inspirational ideas from it.
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