GOODWILL ART GUIDE — Craft, Design & Culture

SEWN, PIECED & EMBROIDERED TEXTILES
This set considers how fabric can be cut, reassembled and decorated to make textiles
both for practical and aesthetic purposes.



Today people who use needles, scissors, threads and fabrics draw in many ways on historical and cultural sources for subject matter and techniques. Professional makers are likely to have studied art, craft or design at degree level and been encouraged to develop their own expressive synthesis of patchwork, quilting, appliqué and embroidery traditions.

This approach also influences domestic and amateur trends. All kinds of fibres and fabrics and other non-textile based materials — for example new and recycled paper, plastic, leather and metal — provide background material to sew on or are used to sew with.

These notes suggest ways in which students’ practical work can be developed in response to their understanding of how and why sewn, pieced and embroidered textiles have been created and used.


Price £15..
The 25 images and 38 pages in this e-book offer concise information, teaching ideas and the opportunity for fresh and creative thinking about the subject.

Other Craft, Design and Culture titles:

Jewellery & Body Adornment
Pots through the Ages
Chairs
Constructed Textiles
Printed, Dyed &
Painted Textiles

African Masks
Masks Old and New
Animals & Birds
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LIST OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

PART 1
Historical, ethnographic and
contemporary practices
Defining embroidery
Early examples; surviving traditions;
contemporary approaches
Pieced work
Quilting, patchwork and appliqué;
recycling fabric; new design methods

PART 2
SUGGESTED CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
Now you see it, now you don’t;
third eye; telling tales; Fante proverbs;
memories and meanings;
generating ideas;
using kits

PART 3
LOOKING AT THE IMAGES
FRANCE Bayeux tapestry
ENGLAND Hannah Smith’s casket
ENGLAND Sampler
ENGLAND King Charles Spaniel
ENGLAND Needlepoint, K. Fassett
ENGLAND Jay Girl, L. Miller
ENGLAND Basking Aphrodite V, A. Kettle
ENGLAND Sand section lV, P. Binns
ENGLAND Bustle, L. Mitchison
ENGLAND Herve Douglas..., M. Nicholson
ENGLAND Charlemagne, M. Brennand-Wood
ENGLAND Poppies jacket, T. Searle
BALKANS Woman’s blouse
ETHIOPIA Man’s coat
TURKMENISTAN Camel blanket
PAKISTAN Woman’s blouse front
GHANA Fante flag
N. AMERICA Sioux tent cover
N. AMERICA Quilt, S. Taylor Middleton Rogers
N. AMERICA Baltimore Bride’s Quilt
ENGLAND Crazy quilt
ENGLAND High magic patchwork, L. Boston
ENGLAND Intercut Fish Harmony, P. Burbidge
ENGLAND Aquarius 3, M. Walker
ENGLAND Jack the Treacle-Eater, J. Worrall Hood