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Three-Dimensional Textiles

with Coils, Loops, Knots and Nets

Ruth Lee



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Batsford Ltd
17 September 2010
Needlework & fabric crafts; Ropework, knots & macrame; Spinning & weaving
Innovative techniques with coils, plaits, loops, knots and nets for textile artists Create two-and three-dimensional structures with embellishments Basic construction techniques with step-by-step diagrams Stunning samples and finished textile pieces An important book for textile artists looking for new ways of working in two- and three-dimensions, using the techniques of interweaving, looping, twining, knotting, netting and coiling. Traditionally used in basketry and net-making, these simple techniques - that need no machinery and no looms - are perfect for textile artists looking for fresh ideas.

A range of tactile materials can be used in these techniques, from yarns to hemp, nettle string, fabric strips and fine rattan to polythene tubing and plastic packaging tape - plus there are instructions on making your own cordage. The author introduces ways to embellish these structures with found objects, distressed Tyvek, felted tubes, shells, seed heads, wire, paper-knotted tubes and metal tubes. Each chapter takes the reader through the basics of the construction process with clear step-by-step illustrations and diagrams in addition to samples and stunning finished pieces.
By:   Ruth Lee
Imprint:   Batsford Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 276mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   860g
ISBN:   9781906388645
ISBN 10:   1906388644
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   17 September 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ruth Lee is a textile artist and knit designer. She has taught knit and non-loom weaving-based techniques for over 20 years. She writes regularly for 'Knitting magazine' and her work is on show at the 'V & A', 'London and the Crafts Council' in the UK. She is the author of Contemporary Knitting, also by Batsford. She lives in Cumbria.

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