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Creating Sketchbooks for Embroiderers and Textile Artists

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Sketchbooks are invaluable companions for artists and an essential part of today’s textile courses, and now, at last, there’s a book that shows embroiderers and textile students how to make the most of their sketchbook practice. Through fascinating glimpses into the sketchbooks of leading textile artists, this beautifully illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide shows—from fir ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Batsford
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Matthew Gatheringwater
Nov 16, 2007 Matthew Gatheringwater rated it liked it
Recommends it for: obsessive types who need a creative jumpstart and people interested in bookarts
Shelves: knitting
If pages from your sketchbook have their own titles and can be displayed in a gallery, or that is the kind of sketchbook you'd like to have, then this is the book for you.

When I refer to a sketchbook, I mean a messy collection of swatches, sketches, yarn gauges, and photographs that is essentially a private record meant to inspire and remind me about actual projects. The sketchbooks in Creating Sketchbooks are really more like works of art in themselves. That's why, although I like this book, i
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Zsofi
Feb 20, 2011 Zsofi rated it liked it
Recommended to Zsofi by: Mr. Sarsfield
Many inspirational images of sketchbooks from which you can create your own interpretations; for this reason it is not at all limited to embroiderers or textile artists at all. In fact, if you are looking for a book on how to approach any type of sketchbook this might be good.
I thought it would be more focused on textiles, and embroidery or give more ideas of how you can incorporate them in your sketchbook, so in a way that was a slight bit disappointing, but all in all I'm happy I own this sket
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~Anita~
Nov 05, 2012 ~Anita~ rated it really liked it
For most artists a sketchbook is a work tool. I've been keeping one for two years. I have an affection for it and somewhere along the way I became fasicinated with sketchbooks as a form. As a result I thoroughly enjoyec this book.
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