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Jewellery Using Textiles Techniques: Methods and Techniques (Design and Make) [Paperback]

Sarah Keay
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Book Description

1 July 2009 Design and Make
A large-format, highly illustrated how-to-do-it book for beginners and practising jewellers looking for new ideas. There has been a recent increase in jewellers using textile techniques in their work, and this book provides a thorough and comprehensive introduction to all the materials and techniques you need to get you started in this exciting area of jewellery making. Using a step-by-step approach, this book is an accessible, but thorough, introduction to a wide range of textiles techniques for those more accustomed to working with metals than with fabrics and yarns. Examples of appropriate techniques for each material will be featured as making sequences, alongside showcased pieces from contemporary jewellers in different materials. Techniques covered will include crochet, weaving, knitting, felting, lace and sewing. There are over ten projects included showing the reader how to design and make your very own finished pieces (eg: flower brooch, felt necklace, Shetland lace tiara, woven bracelet, stille collar). Each project is by a different maker and so you will cover a wide range of techniques and styles. At the end of each project is an inspirational gallery section. Makers shown include: Suzanne Smith; Liz Brown; Marjory Keay; Vicky Forrester; Helen Robertson; Lilia Breyter; Sarah Smith; Sarah Kettley and Joanne Haywood.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (1 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408101076
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408101070
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 18.8 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,619 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'...a handsomely produced, easy-to-use book that should provide the know-how on techniques and enough inspiration to get the ideas flowing.'
--karenplatt.co.uk (September 2009)

'When I opened The Lace Guild's parcel containing this book I thougt WOW!' --The Lace Guild - Karin Wheals

About the Author

Sarah Keay graduated in jewellery and silversmithing from the Glasgow School of Art in 2004. She has exhibited widely (Origin, Showcase [Tokyo], Dazzle, Jewellery Unlimited Bristol, Array at Taigh Chearsabhagh, various solo shows, Cutting Edge at the Museum of Scotland) and has undertaken a number of residencies including at Cove Park in Helensburgh, The Bonhoga in Shetland, Bridge of Don Academy in Aberdeen, and 'Windows in the World' in Dumfries. Sarah has a lot of experience teaching both adults and children. She was awarded the Design Factory 2007 prize, and in 2006 received a Start-Up Grant from the Scottish Arts Council. Her own work employs a number of textiles techniques, and she uses a wide range of materials including wool, wire, silver, enamelled wire, found materials, platinum leaf and pearls.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational but practical too 10 Feb 2010
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We all want to be inspired, but endless galleries of photos of finished jewellry doesn't answer the whole question for would-be crafters and jewellers. This one, however, by Sarah Keays, finds a good balance between showcasing the work of certain artists while giving detailed step-by-step instructions for projects that are achievable, not too over-the-top in design and don't require any complex or expensive equipment. Definitely worthwhile for projects made with every media from newspaper to gold wire.
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5.0 out of 5 stars practical research for student 14 July 2011
By ju
The book is very useful with a good range of practical demonstrations/project pieces to help me with some projects pieces I am working on for at uni, a good purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring 22 Jan 2013
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This is one of those books that are really useful for any creative jeweller to have on their book shelves for those moments when inspiration is lacking and you’re in a bit of a rut.

There are set projects in the book, which are great to do to get the creative brain cells firing again, but I find the book more useful as a reference book to ignite my creativity when I've hit a bit of a block.

I first read this book when I borrowed it from my local library and have wanted to own my own copy for a while.
It's one of those books that are great to have as part of your reference/inspiration collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring book on jewellery techniques 3 Dec 2013
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This book is a good inspiration for experienced and inexperienced jewellery makers. I was looking for a book that would provide me with some inspiration to make my own jewellery and this is definitely a good one to try some new ideas, some using very inexpensive equipment e.g. newspaper.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not what the titled implied 21 Sep 2013
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Thought this was more on the line of knitted/crocheted/or woven items. Gave the book away to a friend to use
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