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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

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
What is sketchbook?
Why use a sketchbook?
Purposes of a sketchbook: pause, record, reflect, move on...
Observing, recording, and storing
Researching and collecting
Expressing and imagining
Inventing and designing
Textile artist's way of seeing: different approaches
Samples as a 'sketching' process
Sketching using collage: texture, pattern, and colour
Models and maquettes as a sketching process
Sketchbook approaches to conceptual pieces
Sketching on location
Working in a museum— permanent exhibits
Making choices: sketchbook decisions
Purchased or handmade books?
Beyond the conventional sketchbook
Making a start: technical information
Basic sketching materials
Exploring mark-making
Techniques for colouring pages
Simple sketchbooks to make
Further Reading
List of Supplies
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