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A Journey Through Design, Interpretation and Inspiration
by Kim Thittichai

Anyone who stitches and designs will welcome this much-needed work from best-selling author Kim Thittichai. Kim goes to the cutting edge, looking at the latest, most experimental techniques and materials for textile design and practice.

She provides experimental design ideas as well as experimental textile practice. It offers exercises for design work and projects for finished textiles. It contains stunning images of work by major textile artists and emerging stars. This is a much-needed book on cutting-edge textile design and practice with experimental design ideas, unusual materials and the latest techniques.

The author takes you through the design process - with exercises - from finding original ideas, to the latest techniques various artists use to transform the designs into finished textiles. The book covers: paper, felt, machine embroidery, recycling, hand stitch, working with and combining unusual materials, layering different media, working in three-dimensions and also in large scale.

Showcased textiles include quilt art, quirky boxes, cloth dolls and large-scale textile installations - a collection of the best and most exciting textile art today. With technique information and several projects for readers to try, plus inspirational work by existing and emerging textile artists, this is an essential book for all those working in textiles.

126 pages