Textile Portraits, People and Places in Textile Art by Anne Kelly

SKU: 94753-4
Textile Portraits, People and Places in Textile Art by Anne Kelly

Textile Portraits, People and Places in Textile Art by Anne Kelly

SKU: 94753-4
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[Hardcover, 128 pages] A creative and beautiful book packed with inspiring ideas to help you capture likenesses and explore personalities in stitch, from a well-loved textile artist. Anne Kelly’s evocative and nostalgic work often incorporates portraits of friends, family, historical figures and even pets. Within these pages she shares her approach to textile portraiture, bringing in a wealth of different embroidery techniques — hand and machine embroidery, quilting and applique — to render in cloth the nuances of facial expressions and the personalities of her subjects. The book covers the following: Selfies at Home (making the perfect self-portrait in cloth); Representation and Culture (how portraits have been used in textile art for cultural expression around the world); Stylised Imagery (going beyond the traditional portrait into abstraction); Place and Time (creating a sense of place with portraiture, sometimes incorporating photographs); Story and Text (how to create a fuller narrative by deeply personal ephemeral and related imagery) and Pet Projects (immortalizing your pets in your textile work). Beautifully illustrated with stunning examples of her own work and that of intriguing textile artists who specialize in portraiture from around the world, this is the ideal book for embroiderers and textile artists who want to introduce this often tricky subject area into their work.
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