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Textiles transformed : thread and thrift with reclaimed textiles / Mandy Pattullo.

Pattullo, Mandy, (author.).


A guide to transforming found and cherished textiles. Textile artist Mandy Pattullo shows how to source, refashion and repurpose vintage textiles to create beautiful collages and other unique textile objects. There are ideas for embellishment, stitch and applique as well as tips for transforming material into impressive quilts, bags, books, tablecloths, tapestry panels and wall hangings and much more. Following the make-do-and-mend and folk art traditions of previous generations, Mandy provides simple instructions for working with a variety of vintage textiles and precious fragments. There are projects for working with quilts, patchworks, linen, lace, wool and even deconstructing pre-loved garments. Each project beautifully demonstrates how fabrics and textiles can find a new and repurposed life and will inspire textile artists to incorporate these past beauties into their own work.

Item details

  • ISBN: 1849945802
  • ISBN: 9781849945806
  • Physical Description: 128 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: London : Batsford, 2020.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 124) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- The basics -- Chapter one. Quilt Love -- About Quilts -- Quilts as a Base for Textile Collage -- Turning Over -- Garden Birds -- Deconstruction -- Book Forms -- Patchwork -- Take from a Tradition -- Quilt Words -- Applique -- Bags -- Stitching on Quilts -- Chapter two. Wool Work -- Crewel Work -- Blankets -- Sailors' Wool Work -- Yllebroderier -- Canvas Works -- Using Needlepoint -- Useful and Beautiful -- The Back -- Darning -- Felt -- Chapter three. Linen and Lace -- Vintage Embroidery -- Handkerchief Art -- Cross Stitch -- Lace -- Lace Books -- French Finds -- Chapter four. Wardrobe -- The Little Dress -- Suit Yourself -- The Shirt -- The Headscarf -- Ties -- Buckles and Belts -- Worn by -- Conclusion -- Artists -- Further reading -- Suppliers -- Index -- Acknowledgements.
Subject: Textile crafts.
Clothing and dress > Repairing.
Textile crafts.

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