African Inspirations in Embroidery

African Inspirations in Embroidery

Written by: Mary Sleigh

  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Publish Date: 2004
  • ISBN-10: 0713489219
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"Beautifully illustrated, the book covers: the design process, from concept through drawing, colour studies, collage and the use of sketchbooks; colour, from natural earth tones to the bright colours of African jewellery and textiles; pattern: the stripes, zigzags, circles and triangles of Africa translated into textile designs; texture and surface on fabric: ridges, raised surface, edges, stitches and surface additions; full technique instructions for dyeing, flour-paste resist, seminole patchwork, piecing, patching, stitching, embellishment and mixed media; working on a theme: an Xhosa bag project." - back cover.

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