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African Inspirations in Embroidery

Sleigh, Mary

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ISBN 10: 0713489219 / ISBN 13: 9780713489217
Published by B. T. Batsford, 2004
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Large format hardcover with dustjacket, "covers the original source material, from African landscape and natural forms to jewellery and textiles; the design process, including colour studies, the use of sketchbooks, collage and drawing; the various techniques necessary to produce stunning final pieces; including dyeing with flower-paste resist, seminole patchwork, piecing, patching, stitching, applique, drawn thread, surface embellishment and mixed media," book has a tiny red remainder dot on the bottom edge, jacket has rubbing to the glossy surface, clean copy inside and out with no major flaws and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included; 128 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 041444

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Title: African Inspirations in Embroidery

Publisher: B. T. Batsford

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing.

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A leading embroiderer with a lifelong love and understanding of African culture translates the many striking images of that magnificent continent into breathtaking textile art. From the dusky colors of the savannah to the traditional beadwork of African tribes, a variety of sources have gone into producing stunning effects. Rather than specific projects--although there is one exquisitely beaded Xhosa bag to make--this guide focuses on process and inspiration, with plenty of photos of beautiful fabrics and crafts. There's advice on researching traditional African patterns, Creating original designs, using color, and incorporating pattern and texture, along with profiles of noted textile artists.

About the Author:

Mary Sleigh is a leading textile artist who regularly exhibits her work across the country. Several of her articles have appeared in best-selling magazines Stitch and Embroidery. She is an experienced tutor, teaching at day and weekend workshops as well as national and regional events, and is a City and Guilds examiner in Embroidery. She is a member of the Embroiderers' Guild, the Practical Study Group and the Textile Society. This is her first book. She lives in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

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