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Hand-painted Textiles: A Practical Guide to the Art of Painting on Fabric (Hardback)

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This beautiful and inspirational book written by one of the doyennes of British textile design explores the art of painting and making patterns on cloth.

'Textiles in the home reflect light, bring volume and softness; fabrics give life to our apparel through movement, colour, texture and pattern. Printed and decorative textiles in particular indicate that a human being has been at work making patterns; they have a story to tell, and that generosity can give us the pleasure of seeing the world through another's eyes.' Sarah Campbell

Fabric art and soft furnishings are more popular than ever, and there has been a growing trend to bring textiles in to the home to soften interiors and enliven the space and objects around them. Lifelong textile designer Sarah Campbell takes you through her world of pattern and colour to explore and discover the joys of textile design, from the apparently simple staples of dots, stripes and checks to more elaborate and surprising decorative solutions.

With this informative and inspiring handbook, you can learn how to create your own unique designs using a range of tools and techniques from brushes to potato-cuts, stencils to simple 'kitchen cupboard' staples, and explore the delights of painting on different fabric qualities including cotton, linen, silk, hemp and bamboo. The book discusses scale, colour, the organisation of pattern ideas and rhythm alongside tips and suggestions on how to use your finished fabrics.

Beautifully illustrated with Sarah's colourful and internationally acclaimed work, her fabric designs show the comforting rhythm and universal language of pattern. From hand-painted cushions and cloths to hangings and garments, Hand-painted Textiles guides you through a wide range of projects to try in your home.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt formsPainting & paintingsArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryFashion & textiles: designArt, Fashion & PhotographyFashionSport & HobbiesHandicrafts, decorative arts & craftsNeedlework, sewing & fabric crafts Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 16/02/2023 ISBN-13: 9781789940640  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Sarah Campbell has been painting patterns for textiles for well over fifty years; she co-founded the distinguished design company CollierCampbell with her late sister Susan Collier, formalising their sisterly partnership. She now works on her own - making, teaching, writing and continuing to paint designs both for commercial production and as special commissions. She is the co-author, with Emma Shackleton, of The Collier Campbell Archive, fifty years of passion in pattern.

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