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Creating Sketchbooks for Embroiderers and Textile Artists by Kay Greenlees helps you make the most of your sketchbook practice, enabling you to develop ideas, record observations, experiment with materials and create sketchbooks and journals.


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Creating Sketchbooks
for Embroiderers and Textile Artists

Author: Kay Greenlees
Pages: 127
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11 1/2"
Publisher: BT Batsford
Cover: Hard
Item Code: 4L0350

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About the Author

Kay Greenlees is an experienced textile artist and teacher, teaching and exhibiting both in the UK and internationally. She joined Bretton Hall College of the Arts in 1990, leading the renowned textile teacher training course and teaching BA and MA textile design. Her great passion is embroidered textiles and she has been a regional mentor the Embroiderer's Development Scheme and chair of the Textile Society. She currently lectures at the University of Leeds. She regularly publishes articles and is a member of the Practical Study Group.

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A sketchbook is an invaluable companion for the embroiderer and textile artist. Packed with inspiring glimpses into the sketchbooks of some of the world's leading textile artists, this book helps you make the most of your sketchbook practice, enabling you to develop ideas, record personal observations, experiment with materials and create sketchbooks that are works of art in themselves

Table of Contents

Introduction: Defining the field
6
What is sketchbook?
7
Why use a sketchbook?
9
Purposes of a sketchbook: pause, record, reflect, move on...
12
Observing, recording, and storing
15
Researching and collecting
18
Expressing and imagining
22
Inventing and designing
24
Textile artist's way of seeing: different approaches
26
Samples as a 'sketching' process
28
Sketching using collage: texture, pattern, and colour
36
Models and maquettes as a sketching process
44
Sketchbook approaches to conceptual pieces
59
Sketching on location
69
Working in a museum— permanent exhibits
88
E-sketchbooks
94
Making choices: sketchbook decisions
104
Purchased or handmade books?
105
Beyond the conventional sketchbook
112
Making a start: technical information
114
Basic sketching materials
115
Exploring mark-making
116
Techniques for colouring pages
118
Simple sketchbooks to make
121
Postscript
125
Bibliography
126
Further Reading
126
List of Supplies
127
Societies and groups
127
Index
128

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