Framing and Presenting Textile Art

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A&C Black, Jan 7, 2009 - Design - 160 pages
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This book is aimed at both professional framers and textileartists themselves. It provides a thorough introduction topresenting and protecting original textile art. The book includes:
• A glossary of useful terms
• Information about choosing a good framer, conservation framing, basic framing techniques and materials for textiles.
• Before you start: preliminary work to be done, correcting any imperfections, discolouration, missing stitches, etc.
• Squaring needlepoint, including types of canvas, equipment needed, techniques and methods.
• Stretching and mounting textile art, including lacing and othermounting techniques, fabric extensions, types of support, heavy fabricsand large pieces.
• The frame itself: mouldings and build-ups, glazing, windowmounts.
• Alternatives to conventional frames, e.g. acrylic domes, etc.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
7
Preface
9
Introduction
13
Chapter onebefore framing
15
Chapter twoframing
27
Chapter threesquaring needlepoint
40
Chapter fourstretching fabric art
53
Chapter fiveprojects
78
Glossary
118
Five Levels of Framing
135
Advanced Accreditation Textile Framing
145
Useful contacts
151
Useful further reading
152
Framing training
153
Index
155
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Annabelle Ruston is an editor for the Fine Art Trade Guild. She has also written The Artists' Guide to Selling Work and Starting Up a Gallery and Frameshop for us.

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