The Art of the Needle: Designing in Fabric and Thread Hardcover – 22 Sep 1988
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I found it particularly useful as a textiles student, as it shows how to take inspiration from an original natural source, for example, the surface texture of a rock, or a rusty surface, and shows how to take that idea through from orignal photogragh to drawings, and finally to finished textile samples and finshed pieces.
Students will find it a good resource book for that reason alone, as textiles coursework usually ask that you show how you have taken ideas from original sources, and reinterpreted them into textiles pieces.
The front cover of the book it a little misleading as it seems that the book will be full of very traditional types of sewing like the slighlty old fashioned quilted cushions on the cover! and may put off the more daring stitcher! however the inside of the book is full of interesting, quite abstact pieces, including some wonderful textural hand stiched samples and free machining, (all in full colour pictures) The textile examples inside stand up to more up to date textiles books too! (except for maybe the hairstyles of the models!!)
All in all, it is a great book that I would definately recommend to textile students! or to anyone interested in textiles! it certainly helped me through my textile A level course, and hey, I got an 'A' grade too!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I gave my previous copy away and couldn't find another. Really glad to have it again. A brilliant inspiring book for ideas, skills etc. Eye candy for needle fanciers.Published on 8 Feb. 2014 by mrs middleman
This is exactly what I wanted and my sister bought it for me & she is the most wonderful sister in the world.Published on 7 July 2013 by Valerie J Frederick