Textile Surface Manipulation is about developing a diverse variety of textile surface design techniques from personal visual inspiration sources, and applying them to your projects. The techniques covered are an assortment of traditional and unconventional methods, from smocking to soldering, and the end products might range from fashion to interiors to textile art.
The book encourages the full exploration of visual sources to discover their potential for imagery, texture, structure and manipulation, supporting readers in the development and creation of their own unique pieces. The purpose of the book is to inspire artists to explore alternative possibilities, to manipulate existing textile surfaces or to create new ones. Textile Surface Manipulation will inspire students as well as engaging more experienced artists and makers looking for new inspiration and techniques.
Nigel Cheney and Helen McAllister both lecture on textiles and fashion at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Nigel's interests focus particularly on embroidered textiles, and he is researching the potential of industrial CAD technology for embroidery. Helen's research interests centre on binary forces and oppositions, also with an emphasis on embroidered textiles.
Introduction Visual Research Repeat Structures Building Surfaces From Scratch Decorating Existing Surfaces Manipulating Surfaces Through Stitch Deconstructing and Disrupting Surfaces Trims and Edges Suppliers Gallery About the Authors Acknowledgements Index