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Machine Stitch: Perspectives Hardcover – 4 Aug 2010

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (4 Aug. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713688688
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713688689
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 2.3 x 28.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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"'The most important book for any textile student or machine embroiderer'...that sums it up neatly...Those who teach in art colleges and curate fashion and textile collections as well as historians of textiles, technology and education will find much within its pages. Makers of all descriptions will find engaging its emphasis on the machine as a tool...Excellent and abundant illustrations are supported by equally excellent captions that include details of materials, methods and dimensions...The book functions, in part, as an introduction to the MMU collection which not only includes designs and textiles--produced commercially and by post-1970 students--but the machines themselves."--"Crafts Magazine"

'The most important book for any textile student or machine embroiderer'...that sums it up neatly...Those who teach in art colleges and curate fashion and textile collections as well as historians of textiles, technology and education will find much within its pages. Makers of all descriptions will find engaging its emphasis on the machine as a tool...Excellent and abundant illustrations are supported by equally excellent captions that include details of materials, methods and dimensions...The book functions, in part, as an introduction to the MMU collection which not only includes designs and textiles--produced commercially and by post-1970 students--but the machines themselves. Crafts Magazine"

About the Author

Alice Kettle is Research Associate at MMU, and one of the UK's finest textile artists. Jane McKeating was Embroidery Programme Leader at MMU and is currently the Principal Lecturer, and she is a key figure in the embroidery and textiles field, and a major prize winner in the 2008 'Art of the Stitch' International Open Exhibition. Other contributors include: Michael Brennand-Wood, Dr Nigel Hurlestone, Dr Melanie Miller, Judy Barry, Lynn Setterington, Isabel Dibden Wright, Sue Prestbury, Jill Boyes, Ann Gibson, Prof Anne Morrell and Dr Jennifer Harris.


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I loved this book. It contains so much information it held my interest while I read it cover to cover. There's a good deal of information about the antique machines still in use at Manchester Metropolitan University; I'd really love to go there and see them in action. It's an insight into another world. Recommended for anyone into textiles and design.
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I was delighted to receive this for Christmas as I am a big fan of Alice Kettle's work. It is certainly a comprehensive review of machine stitched textiles but it is also interesting because of the historical references. MMU has a magnificent collection of machines and it is so fascinating to have a glimpse of them and their various capabilities, and also to have some insight into how contemporary artists use them in their work. The numerous illustrations are of high quality which is important if you want to examine how something was achieved. Covering fine art, applied arts and fashion led textiles, there is something to please and inspire everyone.
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An excellent overview of contemporary trends in machine stitching. The essay by Nigel Hurlstone on the relationship between drawing and stitching is particularly inspiring and enlightening while other chapters, written by award winning embroidery artists, tend towards their choice of fellow practitioners and their reasons for admiring them. My only disappointment was in the lack of information about the machinery use. I bought the book because I wanted to learn about different machines and accordingly the effects obtainable. While there is one brief chapter on the machines, offering a couple of lines on various makes, and in other chapters the machines used for examples illustrated are noted, photographs of the machines, the feet used, further details would be useful. Methodology of particular artists would also be interesting, for example how does Alice Kettle manage to get such large areas of cloth through the machine? A source list of suppliers would als be appreciated for the machines, the fibres and other materials eg soluble film and cloth. The book does provide a wide and handsome selection of coloured photographs of current embroideries.
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One of the most useful books on contemporary textiles I have ever seen, for makers and academics. Well written and superbly illustrated. Delighted to own it.
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I bought this book as not only is is a subject that interests me greatly being a textile/ embroidery artist - but I am actually in it! (I am in the chapter about political embroidery, alongside Grayson Perry nontheless!) Despite this bit of self congratulation, the book itself is awesome - it runs the gauntlet of every type of machine embroidery possible and the wonderful, isnpirational people who use it in their work. It has some great photography and just the right balance of imagery/ analysis. You cannot fail to be inspired by this wonderful book.
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