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Resilient Stitch By Claire Wellesley-Smith

Resilient Stitch by Claire Wellesley-Smith

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The connection between wellbeing and textile creation is explored by Slow Stitch author Claire Wellesley-Smith, featuring international textile artists including Alice Kettle. Link your emotional health with your textile practice and make connections with others through traditional and non-traditional stitch methods and use of resonant materials.

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Resilient Stitch: Wellbeing and Connection in Textile Art by Claire Wellesley-Smith

Following on from her textile hit Slow Stitch, author Claire Wellesley-Smith considers the importance of connection and ideas around wellbeing when using textiles for individuals and communities, including practical ideas around 'thinking-through-making', using 'resonant' materials and extending the life of pieces using traditional and non-traditional methods. Contemporary textile artists using these themes in their work feature alongside personal work from Claire and examples from community-based textile projects. The book features some of the very best textile artists around, esteemed American fiber artists and the doyenne of textiles, Alice Kettle.

Resilient fabrics that can be manipulated, stressed, withstand tension and be made anew are recommended throughout the book, as well as techniques such as layering, patching, reinforcing, re-stitching and mending, plus ideas for the inclusion of everyday materials in your work. There's an exploration of ways to link your emotional health with your textile practice, and 'Community' suggests ways to make connections with others in your regular textile work. 'Landscape' has a range of suggestions and examples of immersing your work in the local landscape, a terrific way to find meaning in your work and a sense of place. Finally, there is a moving account of one textile community's creative response to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

The connection between wellbeing and the creation of textiles has never been stronger, and, as a leading exponent of this campaign, Claire is the perfect author to help you find more than just a finished textile at the end of a project.

About Claire Wellesley-Smith

Claire Wellesley-Smith is a textile artist, writer and researcher. Her long-term community engagement projects explore textile heritage, wellbeing and slow craft techniques. She teaches and exhibits internationally and advises on heritage, museum and craft research projects. She lives in Shipley, West Yorkshire.

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NGR9781849946070
9781849946070
1849946078
Resilient Stitch: Wellbeing and Connection in Textile Art by Claire Wellesley-Smith
New
Hardback
Pavilion Books
2020-09-02
128
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