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Textile Art in New Zealand

By Ann Packer, Sharon Grace (Designed by)

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Format: Hardback, 256 pages, illustrated edition Edition
Other Information: col. Illustrations
Published In: New Zealand, 06 October 2006
This is a stunningly beautiful, comprehensive book featuring work by the best fibre and textile artists currently practising in New Zealand. Includes portraits of ten artists in their studio or workspace. It covers a wide range of textile crafts, from finely detailed lace and woven beading to flax weaving and full-scale fabric art in public places, created by around 60 artists as geographically far-flung as Kerikeri and Queenstown. Approximately 150 different objects have been photographed, and the artists are alphabetically arranged so the different artforms are scattered throughout, giving colour and flavour to the book. This book showcases the very best of what New Zealand's textile and fibre artists are doing today, and fills a gap in the market; many New Zealanders are passionate about textile and fibre art and are poorly served by current books. STITCH: CONTEMPORARY NEW ZEALAND TEXTILE ARTISTS focuses on the objects and their makers. Each object is lovingly photographed and the book design honours these objects and gives ample space to them.

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The text is by Ann Packer, who has been documenting craft and artists for over 15 years, and the objects are photographed by the highly-regarded Croydon Studios with the portraits having been photographed by rising star Joanna Caird.

EAN: 9781869417888
ISBN: 1869417887
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
Age Range: 15+ years
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What an inspirational source this book presents! Even if you are familiar with fabric and fibre, this book makes your fingers itch to get started on a new project. Great stories to read about the different textile artists and beautiful photos to illustrate their skills! This book deserves a place on the coffee table!

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