Creative Recycling in Embroidery

Creative Recycling in Embroidery

Book - 2006
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Recycling is one of the hottest new trends in embroidery, and this is the first book to cover it. Embroiderers recycle for many different reasons: to conserve old pieces of ephemera for the future, to give their work a personal touch, to convey meaning, or simply for economy.

Covering both hand and machine embroidery, this book is packed with ideas for using many different types of salvaged material, such as fabric, paper, nature's materials including dried flowers and tree bark, plus plastic, wood and metal waste, and precious personal objects such as broken jewellery or special souvenirs. Illustrated in colour throughout with work from the world's leading contemporary embroiderers, the book covers :

Introduction: Why recycle? * How to collect salvaged objects * Finding your own meaning * Fibre waste * Fabric waste * Recycling old embroidery * Paper and natural waste * Plastic waste * Wood, metal and mineral waste * Recycling packaging and books

Publisher: London : 2006
ISBN: 9780713489866
Branch Call Number: ANF 746.44 HOLM
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill. ; 29 cm


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Aug 17, 2017

Some of the stuff in here is pretty gross lol. It does help expand ideas about what can be used to work with on art projects, quilting and felting, 3D shapes and surfaces, but there weren't any particular projects that I was crazy about.

Apr 19, 2015

I guess the publisher wouldn't let her title it Add A Touch of Insanity To Your Work! Some of the things she embroiders on are a banana peel, a coke can, driftwood, shells, chocolate bar wrappers and a subway map.

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