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Collage, Stitch, Print

Collagraphy for Textile Artists

Val Holmes

Batsford

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ISBN: 9781849940146

Price: £19.99

Publication date: 16 August 2012

Category: Textile Art

  • Introducing the hottest technique for textile artists today: collagraphy, or printing from collage
  • Packed with hints, tips and exercises exploring how to harness this exciting technique in your own work
  • Illustrated with stunning examples of collagraphy by some of the world’s finest textile artists

Learn the secrets of one of textile art’s most popular techniques: collagraphy. This comprehensive guide from one of Europe’s best-known textile artists and teachers contains everything you need to know about the exciting effects you can achieve using the almost endless permutations of collage, stitch and print, and how you can incorporate them into your own stitched-textile work. Includes invaluable information on making a collagraphy plate using embroidery, choosing suitable surfaces for print, combining paper and fabric, embroidering onto prints, and how to work in series.

Illustrated throughout with the best examples of contemporary collagraphy in textile art, this book is a fascinating introduction to a technique that could become your latest textile-art passion.

ABOUT THE Author

Val Holmes is a well-known teacher and embroiderer. She runs very popular residential embroidery courses from her home in Lucon, France and exhibits her work widely. She is also the author of ‘Collage, Stitch, Print’ Creative Recycling in Embroidery’ and ‘Encyclopedia of Machine Embroidery’, all published by Batsford.

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