How to Be Creative in Textile Art

Author: Julia Triston,Rachel Lombard

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849941459

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 300

View: 7358

Its a question asked by many budding textile artists: how can I be more creative? Youve got a few ideas and know some techniques, but youre not sure how to get started or make your work hang together. This book shows you how. It explains the creative process from the very beginning: where to find inspiration and how to harness those ideas; how to gather source material; how to pull together what you have. The authors then take you on a journey to develop a design. Learn how to put elements together to make a cohesive whole and develop a theme, learning established design rules along the way. Part Three, Moving into Stitch, gives you a range of techniques and easy experiments with which to turn your design into stitched-textile work. From choosing what fabrics to use, to layering, creating texture and adding embellishment, it covers the key techniques to try. This is a terrific book for those starting out in textiles who really do want to be as creative as they can possibly be.

Contemporary Appliqué

Cutting edge design and techniques in textile art

Author: Julia Triston,Rachel Lombard

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943052

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 300

View: 2430

Appliqué is a classic embroidery technique that has recently been experiencing a revival. Appearing in the most cutting-edge contemporary textile work, it can be interpreted in many different ways - layering, patching, applying, overlaying - and offers endless creative possibilities. Each technical variation of appliqué has traditionally had its own set boundaries, but nowadays all the rules are being broken and the technique has become relevant, up-to-date and suitable for all varieties of textile art. This impressive book takes a fresh look at the world of appliqué and surface embellishment, showing you how to develop distinctive and individual designs, create exciting compositions and use unusual combinations of materials. It covers the traditional variations, including bonded appliqué, broderie perse, cut-away appliqué and Mola work, and explains how the standard techniques can be developed to give exciting results in your own textile work, in both hand and machine embroidery. Accompanying the techniques is a wealth of examples of contemporary appliqué to inspire you. The authors are renowned for their thoughtful, creative but practical approach to teaching textiles, making this book suitable for beginners and established textile artists alike.

Institutional Time

A Critique of Studio Art Education

Author: Judy Chicago

Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC

ISBN: 1580934110

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 5550

A revered teacher and the most influential feminist artist of our time, Judy Chicago provides an autobiographical look at higher education in art, a must-read for aspiring artists and educators in studio art programs. How should women—and men—be prepared for a career in today’s art world? For more than a decade, Judy Chicago has been formulating a critique of studio art education, in colleges or art schools, based upon observation, study, and, most importantly, her own teaching experiences, which have taken her from prestigious universities to regional colleges, and across the country from Cal Poly Pomona to Duke University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Founder of the first program dedicated to feminist art, at California State University, Fresno, in 1970, she went on to initiate the Feminist Art Program at California Institute of the Arts with artist Miriam Schapiro, the first program at a major art school to specifically address the needs of female art students. Creator of the celebrated The Dinner Party, a monumental art installation now on permanent display at the Brooklyn Museum, Chicago reviews her own art education, in the 1960s, when she overcame sexist obstacles to beginning a career as an artist and became recognized as one of the key figures in the dynamic California art scene of that decade. She reviews the present-day situation of young people aspiring to become artists and uncovers the persistence of a bias against women and other minorities in studio art education. Far from a dry educational treatise, Institutional Time is heartfelt, and highly personal: a book that has the earmarks of a classic in arts education.

Reconstructing Clothes For Dummies

Author: Miranda Caroligne Burns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118051443

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 360

View: 918

Reconstructing Clothes for Dummies offers inspiring projects and savvy tips on how to salvage those tired old clothes in your closet and turn them into a one-of-a-kind wardrobe. It shows craftsters, DIY enthusiasts, budget-conscious fashionistas and people from all walks of life how to unleash their inner fashion designer and transform outdated duds into hip new clothes. Featured projects include making good use of old scraps; reviving shrunken sweaters; finding redemption in that bridesmaid dress; decorative repair and embellishment of existing pieces; and creating unexpected home décor with what’s hiding in your drawers.

Silk-Screen Printing for Artists and Craftsmen

Author: Mathilda V. and James A. Schwalbach

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486157490

Category: Design

Page: 150

View: 4837

Clearly explains how to employ silk-screen printing in producing a serigraph (art print) and in textile design (making a fabric print). Nearly 200 diagrams and photographs, including 19 in full color.

Yarn Works

How to Spin, Dye, and Knit Your Own Yarn

Author: W. J. Johnson

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 1610589289

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 5937

DIVYarn Works is the ultimate sheep to sweater reference book for fiber enthusiasts everywhere. Have you ever wondered what the best spin method is for a chunky yarn? Or how to dye fiber to the color you want? Or perhaps your yarn isn’t holding its shape when you knit… This how-to book answers all of those questions and more in a detailed, behind-the-science manner. The better you understand the science behind the subject, the better you’ll be at applying your creative inspiration to spinning, dyeing, and knitting your own yarn./divDIV /divDIVThis book is divided into four main sections—Fiber Workshop, Spin Workshop, Dye Workshop, and Knit Workshop—and includes a brief history on each subject. Each short, informational workshop takes you through the essential learning activities for spinning, dyeing, and knitting, giving you the hands-on experience you’ll need to master the subject./divDIV /divDIVFollow yarn from its fiber beginnings, through the process of spinning, to dyeing the spun yarn with natural and synthetic dyes, and finally finish off by using your new yarn in fun projects./divDIV /divDIVWhether you’re a knitter interested in learning to spin and dye your own yarn; or a current spinner or dyer looking for inspiration, you’ll find everything you need to know about the subject of yarn in this book, along with some great exercises to get your creative juices flowing./divDIV /div

The Magical Effects of Color

Author: Joen Wolfrom

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 0914881531

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 6871

Important Note about PRINT ON DEMAND Editions: You are purchasing a print on demand edition of this book. This book is printed individually on uncoated (non-glossy) paper with the best quality printers available. The printing quality of this copy will vary from the original offset printing edition and may look more saturated. The information presented in this version is the same as the latest edition. Any pattern pullouts have been separated and presented as single pages. If the pullout patterns are missing, please contact c&t publishing.

Creative Pet Project

Animals and their artists drawn to one cause

Author: Rob Snow

Publisher: Rob Snow

ISBN: 0990330605

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 4153

With 111 well-known artists from around the world, this unique and beautiful PDF version of the Creative Pet Project will draw you to understand the passions that artists have to breathe life into their works. This has been achieved through the connections they have with their companion animals. Almost 70% of the artists in the book have rescue animals, and their love for these animals extends to the beautiful artwork they create, that also contain animals. Well-known artists and illustrators such as Yuko Shimizu, Anita Kunz, Martin Wittfooth, Sas Christian, John Brophy,Lola Gil, Raffaele Bafefit, Ana Bagayan, Dilka Bear, Chet Zar, Heiidi Tailleferr, Jackie Morris, and many more, all have that great thing in common. They love animals and they love their creative work. That is what makes this book a great piece to have and explore. If you love animal and love art, this book is for you! It comes with full interactive menu, and bookmarks, as well as 240 pages of art, profiles and pet stories that will make you love the works even more. 240 Pages 111 artworks 111 biographies/pet bios Follow us at: http://www.creative-pet-project.com https://twitter.com/CreatePetProj https://www.facebook.com/CreativePetProject http://createpetproj.wordpress.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/115260259276234429438/+Creativepetproject2014/posts http://createpetproj.tumblr.com http://instagram.com/creatpetproj/ http://www.pinterest.com/creativepetproj/ https://vimeo.com/user25931039 http://society6.com/CreativePetProject

Fabulous Felt Hats

Dazzling Designs from Handmade Felt

Author: Chad Alice Hagen

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781579905422

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 773

Projects included: Basic beret & basic hood -- Artist beret -- Be a star beret -- The Queen beret -- Sailor's delight -- The Snood -- Sophisticated lady -- Bob MarleyTribute -- Spike -- The Katharine Hat -- The Madeline Hat -- Winged wonder -- The Explorer -- The Medieval peasant -- Slice and Dice -- The Marvelous Mitre.

Modern Theories of Art: From impressionism to Kandinsky

Author: Moshe Barasch

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081471272X

Category: Art

Page: 390

View: 8031

"Bill Orr has produced a handy compendium of statistics, with cogent explanations, on the world economy in the 1990s. National incomes, output, trade, asset markets, debt, foreign aid and population are presented by nation, region and level of development. As a tool, it belongs in the office, study, or newsroom next to the dictionary, and the atlas." --Charles P. Kindleberger, Professor of Economics, Emeritus Massachusetts Institute of Technology The Global Economy in the 90s provides a broad statistical guide for all of us in an era of increasing international interdependence: a much-needed contribution. --Alfred J. Malabre, Jr., author of Within Our Means "Talk about timely! Like a light in the dark swamp of geo- political-governmental charts, graphs, and tables. [Orr] is there standing over your shoulder, showing you how he interprets each and every graph, and before you know it, you've got your calculator out, and you start to see things that you never saw before. It's addictive. No boring textbook, this book is a masterfully navigated experience through a very confusing jungle. Orr has taken the statistics from dozens of sources and recast them into graphs that are so easy to read. Try it yourself, open the book anywhere. This is a real gem." &#;Richard Barnaby, C.P.A., C.D.P.President, Business Support Services, Inc.Software for the Petroleum Trading Industry The Global Economy in the 1990s presents, in one comprehensive volume, essential facts and analyses of all aspects of an increasingly integrated global economy. Filled with hundreds of lively graphs that reveal trends and relationships, hundreds of tables that provide concrete numbers for individual research, and succinct short essays that put each facet of economic activity in its global context, this invaluable reference is derived and enhanced from over 20 official sources--including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, GATT, United Nations, the U.S. Federal Reserve System, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, and the European Community.

Modern Primitive Embroidery

Author: Jennie Baer

Publisher: Leisure Arts

ISBN: 1601406746

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 36

View: 514

It's not just embroidery. It's Primitive Embroidery. And it's the greatest thing to happen to needle art in decades. These fresh designs by artist Jennie Baer are all about getting you into the world of fabric art-fast! Follow the directions to transfer a simple line drawing pattern onto fabric, then use basic stitches and easy embellishments to finish textile beauty that's very new, very you. To make your creative experience even sweeter, we're including three different sizes for each of these 12 designs, so you don't have to worry about enlarging or reducing them for your project. Just choose and use. The key to creating modern/primitive art is truly in your hands!

Modern Theories of Art 2

From Impressionism to Kandinsky

Author: Moshe Barasch

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814739482

Category: Art

Page: 401

View: 6410

In this volume, the third in his classic series of texts surveying the history of art theory, Moshe Barasch traces the hidden patterns and interlocking themes in the study of art, from Impressionism to Abstract Art. Barasch details the immense social changes in the creation, presentation, and reception of art which have set the history of art theory on a vertiginous new course: the decreased relevance of workshops and art schools; the replacement of the treatise by the critical review; and the interrelation of new modes of scientific inquiry with artistic theory and praxis. The consequent changes in the ways in which critics as well as artists conceptualized paintings and sculptures were radical, marked by an obsession with intense, immediate sensory experiences, psychological reflection on the effects of art, and a magnetic pull to the exotic and alien, making for the most exciting and fertile period in the history of art criticism.

Beyond the Turnstile

Making the Case for Museums and Sustainable Values

Author: Selma Holo,Mari-Tere Alvarez

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780759112216

Category: Art

Page: 202

View: 1497

This handbook of values will help museums of every kind and size articulate their value to their community at a time when economic woes cause even supporters to question their importance.

Reinventing Art of Everyday Making

Author: Terttu Tuomi-Gröhn

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631571132

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

View: 6015

The word ‘everyday‘ is usually loaded with decidedly negative connotations. However, domestic everyday activities are not merely routine work, but also include complex, demanding tasks to solve. Even though everyday problem solving does not necessarily follow logical pathways, it is sensible and effective in handling practical problems. The studies presented in this book explore domestic everyday making, in terms of the kinds of cognitive, social, and practical tasks being faced and the types of skills needed in solving these tasks. The studies also illustrate the different research strategies appropriate to the investigation of the art and skills of domestic everyday making. The target audience of this book includes researchers and students of family and consumer studies, home economics and craft sciences, cultural studies and sociology. Because of the twofold aim of the book, it can be used as a textbook for both content as well as methodological studies.

Playing with Books

The Art of Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book

Author: Jason Thompson

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1616738588

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 152

View: 6720

In these pages, Jason Thompson has curated an extensive and artistic range of both achievable upcycled crafts made from books and book pages and an amazing gallery that contains thought-provoking and beautiful works that transform books into art. The content encompasses a wide range of techniques and step-by-step projects that deconstruct and rebuild books and their parts into unique, upcycled objects. The book combines in equal measure bookbinding, woodworking, paper crafting, origami, and textile and decorative arts techniques, along with a healthy dose of experimentation and fun.The beautiful high-end presentation and stunning photography make this book a delightful, must-have volume for any book-loving artist or art-loving book collector.

The Time After Happily-Ever-After

Author: Maxine Sue Feller

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479733989

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

View: 5884

After the death of her husband, Betty Chandler wails, My life is over! She finds herself threatened and abused by her neighbors and friends. Betty questions her judgment and self-esteem. Will she abandon all visions of the future and wait for death as the reality of her own existence? Becoming a widow is a time of transition. Betty comes to depend not merely on others but on her own inner strength, steadily growing within as she searches for fulfillment in this second phase of her being. She comes to realize the end of her marriage was the start of the journey of self-discovery. Can Betty hold on to her puritanical standard of love and marriage after she meets Alfonse dMedici? Will she embark on an adventurous journey, divesting herself of the past to find herself in a new world filled with adventure and romance (often erotic), threatening her morality, her sense of being, and, at times, her very existence. Occasionally, disaster threatens. Can Betty triumph over a man who parks diagonally in a parallel world? Will she survive wiser, stronger, and more resilient in the crucial moments of The Time After Happily-Ever-After?

Dutch Translation in Practice

Author: Jane Fenoulhet,Alison Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317595599

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 198

View: 1856

Dutch Translation in Practice provides an accessible and engaging course in modern Dutch translation. Taking a highly practical approach, it introduces students to the essential concepts of translation studies, heightens their awareness of the problems posed in Dutch translation, and teaches them how to tackle these difficulties successfully. Featured texts have been carefully chosen for their thematic and technical relevance, and a wide range of discursive and grammatical issues are covered throughout. Features include: Nine chapters reflecting different areas of contemporary life and culture in Belgium and the Netherlands such as People and Places, Dutch Language and Culture, Literature, Employment, Finance and Economics, Media and Communications, Art History and Exhibitions, Fashion and Design and the Earth, Energy and the Environment Authentic extracts drawn from up-to-date Dutch texts used throughout to illustrate and practise various topical and translation issues, with many supporting exercises and open translation activities to encourage active engagement with the material, the development of strong translation skills, and vocabulary acquisition Chapters structured to provide progressive learning, moving from an introductory section explaining the context for the texts to be translated to information on translation techniques, detailed close readings and analyses of words, phrases, style, register and tone A strong focus throughout on addressing issues relevant to contemporary Dutch translation, with practical tips offered for translating websites, dealing with names and handling statistics and numbers in translation Attention to language areas of particular difficulty, including translating ‘er’, passive constructions, punctuation, conjunctions and separable verbs Helpful list of grammatical terms, information on useful resources for translators and sample translations of texts available at the back of the book Written by experienced instructors and extensively trialled at University College London, Dutch Translation in Practice will be an essential resource for students on upper-level undergraduate, postgraduate or professional courses in Dutch and Translation Studies.

Connecting Art To Stitch

Applying the Secrets of Design to Textile Art

Author: Sandra Meech

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781906388102

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 2600

Designed for textile artists and quilters seeking innovative ways to advance their craft, the 30 short, structured exercises presented here will spur creativity and instill confidence. Each carefully photographed exercise is split into three components: experimenting with fine art techniques and various mediums, including sculpture, painting, and photography; developing skills through use of a sketchbook, collage, or mixed media; and turning the concept into a usable stitch. Scattered throughout the book are "Art Masterclasses,” which focus on such subjects as landscape, nature, the human form, and architecture.

Show Your Work!

10 Wege, auf sich aufmerksam zu machen - Zeig, was du kannst! - New York Times Bestseller

Author: Austin Kleon

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641178835

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 4473

Die 10 ultimativen Regeln, um entdeckt zu werden Wie werde ich entdeckt? Austin Kleon weiß, wie‘s geht. In „Alles nur geklaut“ beschrieb er, wie man die eigene Kreativität findet. Nun erklärt er, wie man den entscheidenden nächsten Schritt macht: zeigen, was man kann. Dazu muss man so präsent und interessant sein, dass andere die eigene Arbeit gar nicht ignorieren können. In 10 einfachen Regeln zeigt Kleon, wie man auf die eigenen Ideen aufmerksam macht. Ein Handbuch für alle, die es eigentlich hassen, Werbung für sich selbst zu machen.