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Recycling objects and images has been a part of avant-garde art practice since the early 20th century. In the 21st century this is now part of a major wave in contemporary art. With Creative Recycling in Embroidery by Val Holmes you will learn how to recycle everyday items into beautiful textile pieces, from bags, bowls and simple wall hangings.

 


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Creative Recycling in Embroidery

Author: Val Holmes
Pages: 128
Page size: 9" x 11 "
Publisher: Batsford
Cover: Hard
Item Code: 4G4E0229
Weight: 1.9 lb

 

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Recycle everyday items to create beautiful and unique textile pieces, from bags, bowls and vessels to simple wall hangings.

Packed with ideas for plundering a range of salvaged materials, from spare fibers, fabrics and embroidery to paper, plastic, wood and metal.

Simple instructions appear alongside stunning and inspiring work by highly acclaimed textile artist Val Holmes and other contemporary artists.

About the Author

Val Holmes is a well-known teacher and embroiderer. She lives in Lucon, France, where she runs her very popular residential embroidery courses. She is the author of The Machine Embroiderer's Workbook and The Encyclopedia of Machine Embroidery published by Batsford.

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Introduction 6
Recycling Fiber Waste 8
Recycling Fabric Waste 26
Recycling Embroidery 46
Recycling Paper and Organic Waste 54
Recycling Plastic Waste 68
Recycling Wood, Metal and Mineral Waste 76
Recycling Books and Packaging 98
Recycling Images 110
Conclusion 124
Useful Addresses 125
Glossary 126
Index 128

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