African Inspirations in Embroidery
A leading embroiderer with a lifelong love and understanding of African culture translates the many striking images of that magnificent continent into breathtaking textile art. From the dusky colors of the savannah to the traditional beadwork of African tribes, a variety of sources have gone into producing stunning effects. Rather than specific projects--although there is one exquisitely beaded Xhosa bag to make--this guide focuses on process and inspiration, with plenty of photos of beautiful fabrics and crafts. There's advice on researching traditional African patterns, Creating original designs, using color, and incorporating pattern and texture, along with profiles of noted textile artists.
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