Textile Nature by Anne Kelly
An inspirational guide to using nature in textile art.
Plants, flowers, gardens, insects and birds are a rich source of inspiration for artists and designers of all kinds. This beautiful guide demonstrates how to get the most out of your surroundings to create original and unique pieces in textiles.
Beginning with a chapter on drawing from nature, the author demonstrates how to use sketchbooks and create mood boards to explore your local environment and landscape, then how to make small pieces such as folding books based on your observational drawing and stitch. Moving on to a section on floral inspiration, Kelly shows how to use plants and flowers in your work, from using stencilled flower motifs as embellishment to printing with plants onto fabric and making simple relief prints. Finally, the taking flight chapter, moves into three-dimensions and sculptural work with birds and insects made from cloth.
Featuring step-by-step projects alongside work from contemporary artists, makers and collaborative groups, this practical and beautiful guide shows how practitioners of all kinds can draw from the natural world for making and inspiration.
22.5 x 1.6 x 28.5 cm