The companion volume to Machine Stitch, Hand Stitch is an essential read and reference for any textiles student, practicing embroiderer, designer and artist. Together these two titles form the significant and substantial references on current stitch practice. Each chapter is written by an established maker, embroiderer, artist or academic and discusses hand stitch from a different perspective. Wonderful illustrations of artistic hand stitch, both contemporary and historical, demonstrate this diverse and intimate craft in detail. The contributors draw upon important collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester, and the rich archive held by Manchester School of Art in this extensively researched and beautifully presented volume.
Alice Kettle is Senior Research Fellow at Manchester School of Art, Visiting Professor at the University of Winchester and is one of the UK's finest textile artists. She has received many important international commissions and her work can be found in collections around the world. Jane McKeating is Director of Studies in the design Department at the Manchester School of Art. She is an influential practitioner in embroidery and textiles, exhibiting internationally.
Other contributors include: Lesley Millar, David Owen, Tom Lundberg, Kate Egan, Heather Belcher, Anne Morrell, June Hill, Melanie Miller, James Hunting, Ian Wilson, Nigel Hurlstone, Lesley Mitchison, Ann French, Tracy Gill, Sue Prestbury.Review :
An awe-inspiring tome, this features gorgeously tactile full colour images. A joy to read, Hand Stitch will enthral students, embroiderers, crafters and designers alike, with conversations about stitches, biographies of well known stitchers, the impact of stitching and historical facts. Each chapter is written by a different practitioner, giving it a range of individual perspectives. The book is thoughtful, absorbing and has a strong sense of community spirit, much like the craft it is championing. * Inside Crochet *
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