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Textile surface manipulation /

Nigel Cheney & Helen McAllister.
Main Creator: Cheney, Nigel, author.
Contributors: McAllister, Helen, author.
Summary:This book is about developing a diverse variety of textile surface design techniques from personal visual inspiration sources, and applying them to your projects. The techniques covered are an assortment of traditional and unconventional methods, from smocking to soldering, and the end products might range from fashion to interiors to textile art. The book encourages the full exploration of visual sources to discover their potential for imagery, texture, structure and manipulation, supporting readers in the development and creation of their own unique pieces. The purpose of the book is to inspire artists to explore alternative possibilities, to manipulate existing textile surfaces or to create new ones. This book will inspire students as well as engaging more experienced artists and makers looking for new inspiration and techniques.
Format: BOOK
Published / Created: London : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Series:Textile handbook (Bloomsbury)
Notes:Includes index.

Physical description: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.

Table of Contents:
Visual research
Repeat structures
Building surfaces: constructing or creating a fabric from scratch : Working with soluble fabrics ; Detached buttonhole stitch
Decorating surfaces: embellishing an existing surface : Working with imagery ; Working with an existing structure, grid or mesh
Manipulating: taking a surface and changing it through stitch ; Quilting
Deconstructing: taking a surface and disrupting it : Changing surfaces ; Making holes with a soldering iron ; Distressing fabrics using an embellisher machine (electronic needle-felt)
Trims and edges : Tassels ; Pompoms ; Buttons