A book in the Textiles Handbooks series. The series was conceived as an introduction to various topics and techniques relating to textiles. The books are aimed at the student or the practised artist who is experimenting in a new area.
The opulent and luxurious qualities of silk and velvet have made them treasured fabrics throughout the world, for many centuries. In this book Margo Singer introduces the reader to the history and traditions of decorating these textiles and the varied techniques developed and adopted in China, India, Indonesia, Africa and Europe.
Having explained the rich heritage of textile surface decoration the author then introduces the practical methods of decorating silk and velvet. Her clear, step-by-step instructions will familiarise the reader with a broad and varied range of techniques such as dyeing, painting, appliqué, mixed media, resist, and embroidery.
Throughout this wealth of practical information, the author has woven in numerous photographs of work from around the world - from traditional ethnic techniques and contemporary fashion design - which will excite and inspire both beginners and experienced textile artists.
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