Textiles and needlework keep us busy, improve focus, concentration and produce results we can keep to show. Whether we love to make, fix, and decorate clothes, stitch a tapestry or make something to snuggle up to, there're many applications for the traditional needle and thread.
Weaving is one of those crafts that gives brilliant results and yet allows the artist to really experiment with their designs. Unlike clothing or tapestries, where a pattern is vital to the quality of the final piece, with weaving, the colours and textile choices are really at the whim of the weaver. Provided the quality is good, anything goes.
For patterns, which can be customised after by all means, we are given an outlay of the exact shape and design required. Once the skeleton is made, and the shapes are cut, placed in the correct order, what we do next is our call. A simple item can be transformed into a luxury designer showcase with a simple artistic touch.
Designers may be interested to read this ebook on Totes and Bags, or to find out about how to make urban hats with a knook. Even embroider them all with old style cross stitch lettering once they're complete. If you don't know what a knook is, then this may be what you need.
Oh and if it was tattoos you were thinking of, then I haven't forgotten you. This book looks like a talking point for life.
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