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Contemporary Embroidery: Exciting and Innovative Textile Art

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A showcase of contemporary embroidery from a collection of international textile artists. There is a wide representation of styles, some artists preferring to work within established embroidery traditions, others going beyond the standard definition of their craft.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published November 1st 1994 by Studio Vista
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Kerfe
Jul 28, 2012 Kerfe rated it it was amazing
"Contemporary" when it was published in 1994, this pre-internet look at stitching is still both inspirational and exciting. The artists--North American, British, European, and Australian--are much less alike and familiar than those in the recently published embroidery books I've been reading. Also interesting to me is the tendency of contemporary stitchers and bloggers to feel that they invented embroidery as an art form. This book certainly proves otherwise.

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Jo
Jun 28, 2012 Jo rated it it was amazing
Fascinating bios of embroidery artists from all over the world. Each talks about influences, subject matter, and preferred materials (fabric, threads, stitches, hand and/or machine work). An especially intriguing look at embroidery given that it was published in 1994, before the internet was part of the arts & crafts culture.
Pamela
Jul 15, 2013 Pamela rated it it was amazing
lovely look at contemporary embroidery in teh last half of the 20th century
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