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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.
Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art
A global survey of more than 100 artists, chosen by art-world professionals for their work with threads, stitching, and textiles
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.
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The Bayeaux Tapestry is unique both as a historical document and as a work of art.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.
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.
Feisty Felties: Rebel Crafts for Budding Feminists
One dozen daring and colorful girl-power crafts for future leaders!
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.
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.
Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences
Art of the Tea Towel: 100 of the best designs
A visual history of tea towel designs, from the 1950s to today.
Stitch and Structure: Design and Technique in two- and three-dimensional textiles
The essential companion for any textile artist looking to expand their repertoire into two- and three-dimensional work. This beautiful and hugely practical book includes diagrams, detailed drawings and stitch information to guide the reader through different techniques. A fresh approach from leading textile artist Jean Draper.
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.
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.
Sweet Bags
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.
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.
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.
Threads: Contemporary Embroidery Art
African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent
With a survey of African textiles on the market, this book illustrates over 570 spectacular colour photographs the traditional, hand crafted, indigenous textiles of the whole continent. It provides a wealth of information on the rich art of African textiles.
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.
Textiles of the Islamic World
Offers an illustrated, region-by-region survey of textiles made, worn, used and displayed in every corner of the Islamic world. This text includes details of dozens of textile techniques, such as loom types, materials, forms of decoration and local specialities.
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.
Spinning and Weaving
The story of spinning and weaving from prehistory to the modern day, showing how little has changed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unravelled: Contemporary Knit Art
A stunning survey of yarn work in contemporary art, illustrating the myriad ways knitting and crochet have been embraced as a form of creative expression.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bayeux Tapestry: The Comic Strip
The Bayeux Tapestry is a fine 11th century master-piece which has proved of exceptional documentary value towards our current knowledge of the period.
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.
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.
Dyeing and Screen-Printing on Textiles: Revised and Updated
This new edition of Dyeing and Screen-Printing on Textiles has been fully updated, with revised recipes and methods, and brand new images. It remains the essential guide to dyeing and printing on textiles.
African Textiles Today
Radical Decadence: Excess in Contemporary Feminist Textiles and Craft
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
Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia: The Fabric of Life
A beautifully illustrated exploration of the textile traditions of a culturally diverse region, from the late 18th century to the present day.
Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers
Showcases samplers which will be exhibited at the National Museum of Scotland 26 October 2018 to 21 April 2019. Dating from the early 18th to the late 19th century, these embroidered pictures hold a wealth of information and are a record of two centuries of Scottish social history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bayeux Tapestry
A leading authority on the Bayeux Tapestry examines the work "frame by frame" in this profusely illustrated and annotated volume.
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.