9781596683327

The Found Object in Textile Art

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  • ISBN13:

    9781596683327

  • ISBN10:

    1596683325

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-08-24
  • Publisher: Interweave Pr
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Summary

Textile artist have always used found objects, both for decoration and to imbue their work with meaning, and recently the practice has become even more popular. Author and tetxile artist Cas Holmes is renowned for her use of "the found" and her many-layered, atmospheric pieces have been shown around the world. InThe Found Object in Textile Art, Holmes explores this practice, how it differs from recycling, and how to conceive and build a piece around the found object. She discusses the range of found objectsfrom natural materials like driftwood to manufactured pieces of machinery and even mundane objects like a CD caseand how they can be used to create stunning pieces and lend deep meaning to a work.The Found Object in Embroidery and Textile Artcontains a wealth of techniques and inspiration for incorporating found objects into textile work. It also showcases how to combine mixed media and fiber arts techniques to create art with lively, narrative qualities. From explopring simple techniques like basic printmaking and transferring photos to fabric to creatively using paint and hand and machine stitching, this resource is the perfect guide for fiber and textile artists eager to layer their work with found objects for that personal and historical touch.

Author Biography

Cas Holmes is one of the UK’s most renowned textile artists. She exhibits widely and runs courses at West Dean College. She has written for magazines including The Quilter, and has contributed to Workshop on the Web. She lives in Maidstone, Kent.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Beyond the Surface
Mark-making with found materials
Found materials and objects for the mark-making process
Collographic printing
Resists
Rust prints
Overlay and mixing dye, paint and print methods
Sun printing with silk dyes and plant materials
Joining layers without stitching
Further experiments
Working three-dimensionally
Destroying and re-making
More distressed papers
The Japanese Momigami kneading method
Make, break and rejoin
Stitch possibilities
Stitch as a line
Use of the Found
Look to the ground
All around the house
Alternative shopping and useful tools for little finds
Cloth, paper, text and image
Sorting the textiles and papers
Changing the textile'
Size, shape, pattern and images
Paper and text
Using clothing
Stitch, culture and memory
Transforming objects
Found containers and boxes
Book forms
Altered books
Natural and man-made materials
Unusual frames
Alternative options for presenting work
Magpie of the Mind
Research
Using the camera
Keeping a sketchbook and drawing
The elements of design
Colour, design and composition options
Notan: positive and negative shapes for design
Finally, just a few questions to ask yourself when stuck
Sharing
Community and education
Commissions and collaborations
'Resonant textiles'
Conclusion
Suppliers
Bibliography
Websites and groups
Index
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