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Most popular Textile artworks books

The most popular Textile artworks books currently available. Updated weekly.
Folk Embroidered Felt Birds: 20 Modern Folk Art Designs to Make & Embellish
20 beautiful folk embroidered felt birds to make and display.
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.
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. So - as with all her books - Julia Blackburn's account of his life is far from a conventional biography.
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.
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.
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.
Feisty Felties: Rebel Crafts for Budding Feminists
One dozen daring and colorful girl-power crafts for future leaders!
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.
Art of the Tea Towel: 100 of the best designs
A visual history of tea towel designs, from the 1950s to today.
Threads: Contemporary Embroidery Art
Bayeux Tapestry: The Life Story of a Masterpiece
The vivid scenes on the Bayeux Tapestry depict the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Hicks shows us this world and the miracle of the tapestry's making: the stitches, dyes and strange details in the margins. For centuries it lay ignored in Bayeux cathedral until its 'discovery' in the eighteenth century.
Pat Albeck: Queen of the Tea Towel
A highly diverting retrospective of the `queen of the tea towel', Pat Albeck, whose prolific textile designs shaped the homes of post-war Britain. This fascinating visual history explores the creative process behind 80 iconic illustrations, retro and contemporary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Threads: The Delicate Life of John Craske
Winner of the East Anglian Book of the Year 2015John Craske, a Norfok fisherman, was born in 1881 and in 1917, when he had just turned thirty-six, he fell seriously ill. His embroideries were also the sea, including his masterpiece, a huge embroidery of The Evacuation of Dunkirk.
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.
A new 'midi'-format edition of internationally renowned designer Orla Kiely's bestselling guide to pattern.
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.
Radical Decadence: Excess in Contemporary Feminist Textiles and Craft
Kilim: The Complete Guide: History * Pattern * Technique * Identification
An examination of the origins and history of kilim textiles. The core of the book is devoted to the specific characteristics of region, tribe and kilim type. It also includes an account of techniques, embracing materials, dyes and dyeing, tools, kilim structures and weaving.
Mister Finch: Living in a Fairytale World
This first book by famous textile artist Mister Finch is a gorgeous collection of the artist's fantastical, one-of-a-kind creatures. Drawing inspiration from the natural world, as well as British folklore, Finch mingles fairytales and reality to create a magical world all his own.
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.
Textiles of Japan: The Thomas Murray Collection
Carpets from Islamic Lands
Suitable for modern admirers of oriental carpets, this book features forty classical carpets held in the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, along with several important pre-Islamic carpet fragments. It describes collections in the context of history of Islamic art, recounting carpets stories and celebrating their intricate designs and craftsmanship.
Creative Textile Art: Techniques and projects
This is a general introduction for artists and makers looking toincorporate textiles and textiles techniques into their work.
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.
V&A Pattern: Spitalfields Silks
This attractive series reveals the V&A's spectacular and extensive pattern collections. Each title in the series includes a free CD of high resolution images. Spitalfields Silks displays delightful floral designs alongside quirky, stikingly modern silks, all produced in eighteenth-century London.
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.
African Textiles Today
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.
Jewish Symbols and Secrets: A Fifteenth-century Spanish Carpet
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.
Kanga Collection
Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles
"This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition Fabricating power with Balinese textiles held at Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 2017"--Title page verso.
Late-Medieval and Reinaissance Textiles
This publication, the first of its kind in many decades, draws together thirty-six rare and sumptuous European textiles created between the late fourteenth and late sixteenth centuries.
Bayeux Tapestry
The Bayeux Tapestry is one of the most important works of art in the world. It inspires passion in everybody who sees it - nobody can remain insensitive to a 950 year old story told in pictures, accompanied by a Latin text.
Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times
"A fascinating history of...[a craft] that preceded and made possible civilization itself." -New York Times Book Review
Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences