Resilient Stitch: Wellbeing and Connection in Textile ArtBatsford
Resilient Stitch covers practical ideas around "thinking-through-making," using resonant materials, and extending the life of pieces using traditional and nontraditional methods. Contemporary textile artists using these themes in their work are featured alongside personal work from Claire Wellesley-Smith and examples from community-based textile projects. Resilient fabrics that can be manipulated, stressed, withstand tension, and be made anew are recommended throughout the book, as well as techniques such as layering, patching, reinforcing, re-stitching, and mending. It also provides ideas for the inclusion of everyday materials in your work.
About the author
Claire Wellesley-Smith is a textile artist living and working in Yorkshire, UK. She teaches extensively, working in adult education, schools, community-based projects, museums, and galleries. Her workshops involve sustainable stitch, repurposed cloth, and traditional techniques.
Format Hardcover | 128 pages
Dimensions 1.27 cms H x 28.19 cms L x 22.10 cms W | 790g
Publication date 6 April 2021
ISBN: 1849946078 EAN: 9781849946070