Inspired to Stitch: 21 Textile Artists
This is a fascinating look at the exciting world of textile design and how artists in this field develop their work through the use of sketches, photographs, collages etc. Focussing on the work of 21 British textile artists from the past 50 years, this book displays drawings and pages from workbooks, preliminary designs and models as well as the finished product. The resul...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by A&C Black
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Fantastic collection of bios of UK textile artists. From the very start it is excellent - a brilliant foreword (by E Lucie-Smith) on Stitchery & Society, covering the gendered history of embroidery; the contemporary art world's current disrespect for and suspicion of manual skill in art-making; a new and different breach between the world of fine arts & crafts; the issues around the continued male dominated fine art world and female dominated craft world. Following the introductions are...more