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Author : Mary Sleigh
ISBN : 0713489219
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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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.
As one of the core, traditional crafts, quilting is enjoyed by countless enthusiasts around the world - and its popularity is only growing. This collection of one thousand quilt DETAILS builds upon this interest, showcasing some of today's most innovative and beautiful WORK. See how others utilize color and design elements to craft creative pieces. Gain inspiration from their variations and intricate techniques. Maybe even CONSTRUCT your own original quilts. Whether YOU ARE a quilter or a collector, a craft-lover or an art enthusiast, 1000 Quilt Inspirations is sure to inspire your admiration and appreciation of the art of quilting. It's also likely to get you itching for some fabrics of your own!
Author : Maruška Svašek
ISBN : 9781785331824
Genre : Social Science
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In an era of intensifying globalization and transnational connectivity, the dynamics of cultural production and the very notion of creativity are in transition. Exploring creative practices in various settings, the book does not only call attention to the spread of modernist discourses of creativity, from the colonial era to the current obsession with ‘innovation’ in neo-liberal capitalist cultural politics, but also to the less visible practices of copying, recycling and reproduction that occur as part and parcel of creative improvization.
In this luxurious new book, best-selling author and acclaimed interior designer Betty Lou Phillips presents fresh and inspiring design ideas from France, Italy, England, Portugal, and beyond, bringing old-world artistry to uptown European glamour. With a chic blend that is traditional yet edgy-and perfect for today's choice-driven design aesthetic-Phillips' eighth book caters to sophisticated and wide-ranging tastes, bringing home the warmth of the Tuscan countryside and the vibrant colors of the Mediterranean. Luscious color images illustrate how to create an elegant and well-appointed space in a distinctively personal style.
A wedding is many things: a solemn ceremony during which profound promises are made, a joyous celebration of love, and a fabulous party to end all parties. It's also a highly personal expression of the tastes, passions, and creativity of the bride and groom. Choosing and coordinating the many elements of the wedding should be lots of fun, but it can also be daunting. Luckily, "Wedding Inspirations" is there to help. The books starts at the very beginning by emphasizing the importance of the planning stage and explaining how inspirations can be drawn from many diverse sources to create an entirely personal and unique celebration. Different themes are showcased, followed by hundreds of ideas for elegant table settings, glorious flowers, delectable favours, magical cakes, and romantic candle arrangements, all shown in glorious colour photography by Polly Wreford. This book brings beautiful styling within easy reach of every bride and groom.
A cultural milestone. Canada is home to immigrants from every nation in the world. Quilting artist Esther Bryan wanted to celebrate this fact, to promote a sense of greater belonging among these diverse groups. A quilt would be a collaborative, community-based project to celebrate cultural diversity. Each cultural group contributed one 11-inch square pieced into a giant quilt named the Quilt of Belonging. The quilt is approximately 120 feet long by 10 feet high (36 m by 3.5 m). It consists of 263 squares representing 71 Aboriginal groups and 192 immigrant nationalities found in Canada. The quilt includes fabric that has been appliqued, beaded, cross-stitched, embroidered, and hand-woven. The many cultural decorations include: Abalone shells Lithuanian amber Bobbin lace A brooch from Poland English wool Kente cloth from Ghana Porcupine quills, rabbit fur, sealskin, and smoked caribou hide 200-year-old German linen Worry dolls from Guatemala. The Quilt of Belonging will be exhibited in spring 2005 with an opening show at Canada's Museum of Civilization and then will become part of a traveling exhibit of stitches and stories that visits museums and community centers throughout Canada and beyond.