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How to Be Creative in Textile Art
 
 

How to Be Creative in Textile Art [Kindle Edition]

Julia Triston , Rachel Lombard
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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It’s a question asked by many budding textile artists: how can I be more creative? You’ve got a few ideas and know some techniques, but you’re not sure how to get started or make your work hang together. This book shows you how. It explains the creative process from the very beginning: where to find inspiration and how to harness those ideas; how to gather source material; how to pull together what you have. The authors then take you on a journey to develop a design. Learn how to put elements together to make a cohesive whole and develop a theme, learning established design rules along the way. Part Three, Moving into Stitch, gives you a range of techniques and easy experiments with which to turn your design into stitched-textile work. From choosing what fabrics to use, to layering, creating texture and adding embellishment, it covers the key techniques to try. This is a terrific book for those starting out in textiles who really do want to be as creative as they can possibly be.

Author Information
Julia Triston is a practising textile artist/designer and lecturer in stitch, design and surface decoration. She makes, exhibits and sells her work widely, and is renowned for the quirky use of subject, colour and embellishment in her textile- art work. She is the creator of the Bra-ra dress. Based in her studio in the heart of Durham, Julia leads her own workshop programme, and runs City and Guilds and masterclasses through StitchBusiness with Tracy A Franklin.

Rachel Lombard is an award-winning textile artist and designer. Living in County Durham, Rachel runs her own business creating functional, tactile and decorative artworks. She also runs a programme of talks and workshops. Rachel is the internal verifier for StitchBusiness City and Guilds courses and has written for Stitch, Classic Stitches and Flair magazines. She exhibits her work and is an active member of Fusion and InterfaceArts.

About the Author

Julia Triston is a professional artist, designer and lecturer in stitched textiles and contemporary art and design techniques. She has established a vibrant studio in the heart of Durham City where she teaches and creates her distinctive artwork. Julia has over 20 years experience teaching in the creative industries, leading and delivering academic courses at all levels. Julia is co-director of StitchBusiness, an award-winning international stitch school specializing in City & Guilds courses and masterclasses in design, embroidery and stitched textiles. Julia is the creator of the Bra-ra dress and is known for the quirky use of raw materials, colour and embellishment in her textile work. Her work has been extensively documented and published in written and broadcast media. She exhibits and sells her work widely, and is an active member of the prestigious Prism textile group. Rachel Lombard is an award-winning professional textile artist and designer who lives and works in County Durham. She has taught art, design and stitch techniques at FE colleges and community classes and is the internal verifier for all StitchBusiness City & Guilds courses. Rachel shares her passion for contemporary design and stitch through a programme of inspiring talks and workshops. Her artwork reflects her abiding interest in the creation and expression of individual, personal identity. Working predominantly with everyday and recycled papers, she uses colour, print and stitch to produce exciting, tactile surfaces and three-dimensional and functional items. Stitch, Classic Stitches and Flair magazines have all featured her work. Rachel exhibits and sells her artwork and is an active member of Fusion and Interface Arts.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 14467 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Batsford (17 Oct 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G03O304
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #201,663 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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95 of 95 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely and useful book 28 Oct 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I wish this book had been available when I started my City & Guilds Certificate course. The authors say in their introduction that the book 'sets out a framework to guide you step by step through the processes of exploring, developing, making and evaluating your own stitched-textile project, placing an emphasis on the creative personal journey itself...'. They achieve this in six chapters under the headings of 'gathering', 'exploration and development', 'moving on to stitch' and 'making and evaluating'. This approach provides a very valuable template for people who want to make stitched textiles but don't quite know where to start, or how to follow through from their original ideas. The exploration of personal creativity is central to the book, and this sets it apart from many others in the field. There are no 'projects' here to copy, but plenty of good examples, lovely illustrations, lists of ideas and techniques, and suggestions.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must buy 14 May 2012
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i had read a few reviews of this book and they were all good so i decided to purchase. its written just like my art diploma talking about topics, themes, how to expand your ideas, creating mood boards, analysis and evaluation of your work and developing you work from one idea to a finished piece. i wish i had bought this at the start of my course and i would recommend it for those who haven't studied art as well as those who have finished in education.
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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars exploring your own creativity 2 Nov 2011
Format:Hardcover
How to be Creative in Textile Arts is a lovely book, beautifully illustrated, in which the authors give you the confidence to explore your own creativity. Although I have been stitching for many years I was ready to experiment with new techniques and this book (even in the short time it has been available) has enabled me to do so. Working on bonded samples was particularly enjoyable.

The informal and encouraging style in which this book is written is like being hand-held by friendly tutors.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great backup to course 31 May 2012
By C. Rand
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
At present I am taking a C&G course in Creative Textiles and I saw this book and thought it could be of some help. It is brilliant as a backup to all the written work required as it has hints and ideas, including a helpful list of the dreaded Health and Safety aspects to be noted in our reflections. There are so many useful tips for the practical work too, for example, on keeping a sketchbook, on gathering source material, fabric manipulation etc. The illustrations are great, and well printed. We have a great tutor but for when she's not around this book is invaluable. I just wish I'd had it right from the beginning of the course.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource and ideas book 24 Aug 2012
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I'm really pleased I purchased this book, thanks to other positive reviews. I am relatively new to textile arts and I was looking for something that would help me 'loosen up' a bit. I have found it to be very inspirational and stimulating. I was particularly pleased to see the checklist for free machine embroidery, which I was unsuccessfully attempting to explore just before I bought this book, but much more successfully now! I particularly like the suggestions for developing sketchbook ideas, especially useful for the student, budding artist and workshop provider alike.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 22 Nov 2012
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This book is full of inspiration, how to's and techniques, it should be on every textile artist's shelf.
I wish I had it years ago during my C&G, studies it has everything in there with great info on how to organise your work etc., etc.,
Don't hesitate, buy it!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fabric art book 11 Jun 2012
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Everytime that I pick up this book I want to go play with different fabrics.
I find it stimulating and encouraging.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful and full of interest 30 Dec 2011
By ElizaK
Format:Hardcover
I purchased this book for my grandaughter aged 13 who is studying this subject at school. I also do textile art embroidery and I found this book to be most suitable for beginners and for those more advanced in this hobby.
I would most certainly recommend this book for all sewing enthusiast.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I borrowed this book from the library to see what it was like,
I often do that to see if its one I want to buy for my own book shelf,
This is one I'm going to buy. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Louise Marie Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars How to be Creative in Textile Art.
A very attractive book - and practical too. It makes me feel enthusiastic about getting down to using my sketchbook. Read more
Published 3 months ago by C. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book
This is an excellent book. Easy to read, lots of beautiful illustrations. I've just started a creative textile course and this book is invaluable for inspirational ideas for... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Absolutely fabulous book and enjoying it so much on my ipad. It is written beautifully and thought provoking. Creativity, here I come!
Published 7 months ago by Michelle Randall
2.0 out of 5 stars Same old thing
If you have previously bought a book on creative textiles don't buy this book, it contains nothing new or innovative that isn't in every other book of the same genre. Read more
Published 7 months ago by pinkmiss vivi
5.0 out of 5 stars How to be creative in Textile Art
Just the book for those who are afraid of being creative. Turning. Design into stitch can be daunting. This book goes through the stages using various techniques .
Published 9 months ago by Mrs. M. Chidlow
5.0 out of 5 stars as above
clear concise informative--and interesting textured cover dont know why thirteen more words should be required as concision is exactly what i admired about the book.
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars lovely book..
Gives you ideas and helps you to be creative. It has lots of detail explaining how it is effective etc.. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Vanessa
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing!
I should have taken more notice of the reviewers who said it was great if you were studying C&G as this book takes you through the planning and processes. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Bigglesbabe
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Very impressed with this book. Having read previous reviews before deciding to make a purchase I endorse all the positive comments. Read more
Published 14 months ago by minnisjen
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