Textile Collage

Textile Collage

Using Collage Techniques in Textile Art

Book - 2016
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Textile artist and surface designer Mandy Pattullo marries fabric with collage techniques to produce beautiful pieces of art. In Textile Collage she shows a fresh way to use scraps and oddments of fabrics to create something unique and personal, while also being economical - perfect for those who have hoarded bits of fabric, trim and memory-filled domestic textiles over the years.

Chapter one covers 'Materials': collecting and sourcing fabric including unpicking and storing found fabric. In chapter two, 'Make', Mandy guides you through all the artistic and creative elements that you need to consider to create a beautiful collage. The following chapter 'Portray' looks at piecing together a collaged portrait - human or animal - showing the figurative approach in collage work that includes transfer images and using found photographs. In the chapter 'Worn', the collage technique is used to embellish skirts, jackets and accessories. The final chapter 'Book' looks at the fabric book as a receptacle for textile collage, with a range of approaches and forms explored.

This is a wonderful resource for all textilers looking to make the most of the found fabrics they love and fully explore the technique of collage with textiles.

Publisher: London : Batsford, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016.
ISBN: 9781849943741
1849943745
Branch Call Number: 746 PATTB
Characteristics: 128 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

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D_Kyle
Dec 02, 2017

What looks like a foxy sketch on the cover of this book is actually a cleverly wrought fabric collage! As a person who admires but cannot duplicate the intricate fabric magic of Ruth B. McDowell and is attracted to worn but lovely textiles - this book is the perfect union of the two. This book showcases the work of several artists, including the author. If you finger the piles of old tablecloths and quilts at flea markets, or ended up with your grandmothers moth eaten but lovely trousseau linens, let this gentle guide inspire you to sharpen your scissors and make something original. A perfect cool-weather pursuit.

This title is also available as an e-Book for Libby or Overdrive.

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