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Most popular Textile artworks books

The most popular Textile artworks books currently available. Updated weekly.
Knitter's Activity Book: Patterns, stories, puzzles, quizzes & more
From a platypus scarf to a giant crocodile rug, this fabulous knitter's activity book features animal-themed patterns and fun knitting puzzles, stories and quizzes to knock your socks off.
Folk Embroidered Felt Birds: 20 Modern Folk Art Designs to Make & Embellish
20 beautiful folk embroidered felt birds to make and display.
Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine
Uses household accounts, women's magazines, letters, novels and the works of art themselves to trace through history how the separation of the craft of embroidery from the fine arts came to be a major force in the marginalisation of women's work. This book also discusses the contradictory nature of women's experience of embroidery.
Illuminating Albers's skill as a weaver, her material awareness and acute understanding of art and design, this much-needed publication is a celebration of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, and her endless creativity.
Threads: The Delicate Life of John Craske
Winner of the East Anglian Book of the Year 2015 Winner of the New Angle Book Prize 2017John Craske, a Norfok fisherman, was born in 1881 and in 1917, when he had just turned thirty-six, he fell seriously ill.
Feisty Felties: Rebel Crafts for Budding Feminists
One dozen daring and colorful girl-power crafts for future leaders!
Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans
Embroidered Treasures: Birds: Exquisite Needlework of the Embroiderers' Guild Collection
This fantastic book showcases the prestigious Embroiderers' Guild's huge collection of embroidered birds through the ages. Featuring photographs taken especially for the book, items are shown in full along with detail images that show off the stunning birds at their best.
Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences
Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century
Celebrate the best modern quilts and quilters of the past decade with this gallery of more than 200 quilts.
Sketchbook Explorations: for mixed-media and textile artists
Using a combination of paper, textiles, found objects, pencil, ink and paint, Shelley Rhodes shows how a sketchbook can act as an illustrated diary, a visual catalogue of a journey or experience or as a starting point for more developed work.
18th Century Embroidery Techniques
Looks at 18th century embroidery techniques. This title includes relevant quotations from people of the period, intricate drawings of costume pieces, annotated with the stitches, threads and techniques that were used, as well as colour photographs of the museum-held pieces.
Stitch and Pattern
The hugely accomplished textile artist Jean Draper gives an invaluable guide to designing and working with pattern in textile art.This fascinating and exciting guide brings together inspiration, design methods and stitching techniques to help you develop truly great textile art.
Sweet Bags
New Ideas in Fusing Fabric: Cutting, bonding and mark-making with the soldering iron
New Ideas in Fusing Fabric by the author of the best-selling Fusing Fabrics takes a new look at the techniques of the soldering iron that have revolutionized textile art. The author gives detailed instructions on all the techniques, and a beautiful display of some of the most exciting textile art being made today.
Art of the Tea Towel: 100 of the best designs
A visual history of tea towel designs, from the 1950s to today.
Der Handgeknupfte Teppich: Ein Umfassender Aktueller UEberblick UEber Handgemachte Teppiche
The revolution in design, production and use of handmade carpets has turned this traditional craft into a global fashion product, a process that the authors report on from first-hand experience.
Textile Reader
The Textile Reader is the first anthology to address textiles as a distinctive area of cultural practice and a developing field of scholarly research. It introduces students to the theoretical frameworks essential to the exploration of the textile from both a critical and a creative perspective.
Mark-Making Through the Seasons
Mark-Making Through the Seasons is a creative and practical guide on how to get in touch with your local natural world to create thoughtful works of textile art.
Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in the Cotswolds
Photographed on location at the world-famous Hidcote Manor Garden in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside, Kaffe Fassett displays his latest range of fabrics by revisiting many of his favorite medallion quilt blocks.
Thread and Fire: Textiles and Jewellery from the Isles of Indonesia and Timor
Louise Bourgeois: The Fabric Works
Louise Bourgeois, who has produced art since the 1930s, began in the 1990s to use her clothes and the clothes of her loved ones as components in her sculptures and drawings. This title collects this set of images in its entirety.
Saris of India: Tradition and Beyond
Pattern Sourcebook: A Century of Surface Design
Aimed at anyone with an interest in surface design and pattern whether they are students, hobbyists or professionals, this book includes over 350 images from the last 100 years that presents with informative captions, ordered aesthetically to create a pleasing visual impression whereby contemporary images are displayed next to historical images.
Spinning and Weaving
The story of spinning and weaving from prehistory to the modern day, showing how little has changed.
Bayeux Tapestry
The Bayeaux Tapestry is unique both as a historical document and as a work of art. It was made soon after the Battle of Hastings in 1066, and it tells the story of the events that led up to William the Conqueror's invasion of England and the battle itself.
William Morris Textiles
William Morris Textiles was the first comprehensive survey of the many hundreds of original, colourful textiles produced by William Morris and the two commercial companies he founded and managed. To this day it remains the authority in the field, and this revised edition has been completely rewritten and expanded with beautiful new photography.
Textile Landscape: Painting with Cloth in Mixed Media
Textile Landscapes demonstrates how to develop your approach to textile art with a focus on using found objects and paint and stitch on cloth and paper.
African Textiles
his book offers a fascinating journey through the history and culture of textiles in Africa drawn from the private collection of Karun Thakar, widely considered to be one of the best in the world.
Make & Mend: The Japanese Art of Sashiko Embroidery-15 Beautiful Visible Mending Projects
Sashiko-inspired embroidery projects to customise and repair textiles and decorate your home.
Textiles: The Art of Mankind
Comprises more than 1,000 images that highlight the beauty, subtlety, simplicity or complexity of textiles created around the world. This title illuminates the ways in which structure or surface decoration or embellishment enhance this most tactile of arts.
World Textiles: A Visual Guide to Traditional Techniques
Illustrating the whole range of traditional handmade textiles from all corners of the globe, this title covers every aspect of materials and techniques, with summaries of characteristics, making and geographical distribution.
Quilting: The Fabric of Everyday Life
Quilting, once regarded as a traditional craft, has broken through the barriers of history, art and commerce to become a global phenomenon, international multi-billion dollar industry and means of gendered cultural production. This book explores how and why women quilt.
Creative Textile Art: Techniques and projects
This is a general introduction for artists and makers looking toincorporate textiles and textiles techniques into their work.
Early 20th Century Embroidery Techniques
Offers a detailed and illustrated study examining stitches, threads, techniques and the embroiderers of the period. The author delves into the archives to research the personalities, varied and unusual techniques and tools that hand-embroiderers used in the period 1900-1939, before the outbreak of World War II.
Silent Weaver: The Extraordinary Life and Work of Angus MacPhee
A rich, moving and enthralling exploration of mental health, the creative process, human frailty and ancient traditions, the Silent Weaver recounts the life of Angus MacPhee who returned from World War 2 traumatised into silence, then spent the next 50 years weaving miraculous artworks from grass, leaves and wool.
Textile Surface Manipulation
Ceremonial Synagogue Textiles: From Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Italian Communities
A richly illustrated and documented survey of the evolution of synagogue textiles spanning fifteen centuries, offering a detailed analysis of the design and production of mantles, wrappers, Torah scroll binders, and the Torah ark curtain and valance, including the text of inscriptions marking the circumstances of donation.
Textile Collage: using collage techniques in textile art
In Textile Collage Mandy Pattullo shows a fresh way to use scraps and oddments of fabrics to create something unique and personal, while also being economical - perfect for those who have hoarded bits of fabric, trim and memory-filled domestic textiles over the years.
Kaffe Fassett's Bold Blooms: Quilts and Other Works Celebrating Flowers
An inside look at the design process of quilt expert Kaffe Fassett, plus new quilt patterns and needlepoints
Life in Pattern: And how it can make you happy without you even noticing
A lavishly illustrated exploration of Orla Kiely's design evolution, published to coincide with a major exhibition Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern at The Fashion and Textile Museum.
Hannah Ryggen: Threads of Defiance
Darning: Repair Make Mend
Hook, Loop and Lock: Create Fun and Easy Locker Hooked Projects
Features projects and patterns for more than 25 locker hooking projects. This work introduces the reader to locker hooking, from traditional to innovative techniques, and is given instructions for a variety of projects including ornaments, lamps, tote bags, rugs, game boards, iPod holders and more.
Great Tapestry of Scotland: The Making of a Masterpiece
This book tells the story of this unique undertaking - one of the biggest community arts projects ever to take place in Scotland - and reproduces in full colour a selection of the panels from the completed tapestry, together with descriptive and explanatory material
Layered Textiles: new surfaces with heat tools, machine and hand stitch
Bestselling author Kim Thittichai demonstrates a range of techniques for layering textile art to produce simple to extreme surfaces for stitch.
Spider Woman's Children: Navajo Weavers Today
This intimate view into the life of Navajo weavers today is a must-read for textile enthusiasts, weavers, and those with an interest in Native American culture, history and traditions.
Radical Decadence: Excess in Contemporary Feminist Textiles and Craft