Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Working with Acid, Sketchbooks, Three-Dimensional Textiles

In the latest TextileArtist.org newsletter they have a fascinating and practical article on how top textile artists use their sketchbooks, a follow-up to our look at how some of our favourite artists get started on a new piece of artwork. There’s also an interview with Flores Gardner, a Scottish-French mixed-media textile artist who describes embroidery as ‘another form of drawing, in relief’. Then we sit down with Lesley Richmond to learn more about the intriguing devoré technique that uses acidic salt on specially-prepared velvet. Finally, we have a gorgeous book from 62 Group artist, Jean Draper, for you to cosy up with that teaches you how to take your textile art into three dimensions.
How top textile artists use their sketchbooks

How top textile artists use their sketchbooks

The merits of keeping a sketchbook are countless and most artists will have a stack of filled ones balanced somewhere in their studio. But what exactly do they fill them with? In this article we find out how quilt-maker Pauline Burbidge uses her sketchbook to help her to stand still and be quiet, why Ana Maier refers to her sketchbooks as the missing piece in a future puzzle and we take a good look at how Alison King uses drawing as a way of seeing.
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