Weaving Western Sakiori

Author: Amanda Robinette
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0811767566
File Size: 41,46 MB
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Sakiori is an approach to rag weaving used by Japanese peasants to cope with the scarcity of new cloth for clothing and household textiles. In modern times, there is instead an overabundance of cloth filling up thrift stores and being discarded. Weavers can use this source of “rags” to make useful and surprising new cloth. Depending on the fabric used, results can be rugged and utilitarian (like cotton rugs) or fashionable and delicate (like silk scarves). The book begins with an overview of the history and context of sakiori in Japan, followed by methods and tips for successful rag weaving with a variety of materials and looms, including rigid heddle looms as well as floor looms. Charts and worksheets make it easy to find the information weavers need to get started, and 21 projects with instructions and drafts provide inspiration and ideas.

World Clothing And Fashion

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317451678
File Size: 47,87 MB
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Taking a global, multicultural, social, and economic perspective, this work explores the diverse and colourful history of human attire. From prehistoric times to the age of globalization, articles cover the evolution of clothing utility, style, production, and commerce, including accessories (shoes, hats, gloves, handbags, and jewellery) for men, women, and children. Dress for different climates, occupations, recreational activities, religious observances, rites of passages, and other human needs and purposes - from hunting and warfare to sports and space exploration - are examined in depth and detail. Fashion and design trends in diverse historical periods, regions and countries, and social and ethnic groups constitute a major area of coverage, as does the evolution of materials (from animal fur to textiles to synthetic fabrics) and production methods (from sewing and weaving to industrial manufacturing and computer-aided design). Dress as a reflection of social status, intellectual and artistic trends, economic conditions, cultural exchange, and modern media marketing are recurring themes. Influential figures and institutions in fashion design, industry and manufacturing, retail sales, production technologies, and related fields are also covered.

Japanese Quilt Inspirations

Author: Susan Briscoe
Editor: David & Charles
ISBN: 1446354199
File Size: 31,12 MB
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The acclaimed quilter presents ten quilt designs and four bonus projects designed to show off your gorgeous Japanese fabrics in this illustrated guide. Japanese fabrics are renowned for their distinctive quality and elegant, intricate designs. Now expert quilter Susan Briscoe presents fourteen projects specially designed to showcase these gorgeous materials. Inspired by her time living in Japan, Briscoe offers ten quilts and four smaller projects that combine traditional Japanese patterns and motifs with fast and simple techniques. Each quilt is shown in two different colorways and shown both as hand and machine quilted designs. As an added bonus, there are four simple-to-make projects—such as rice bags and table runners—for using up leftover quilt blocks. Japanese patchwork style is incredibly versatile, and the finished projects will be at home anywhere from the most modern interiors to the most rustic cottages.

Memory On Cloth

Author: Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada
Editor: Kodansha International
ISBN: 9784770027771
File Size: 56,44 MB
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A sequel to the best-selling Shibori', this text provides a modern perspective on shaped-resist dyeing techniques in textile design. Japan's top fashion designers are examined, including Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake and a 96-page section features the work of 24 international artists. A sequel to the best-selling 'Shibori', this text provides a modern perspective on shaped-resist dyeing techniques in textile design. Japan's top fashion designers are examined, including Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake and a 96-page section features the work of 24 international artists.'

Gifts In Honor Of The 125th Anniversary Of The Philadelphia Museum Of Art

Author: Alice O. Beamesderfer
Editor: Philadelphia Museum (PA)
ISBN: 9780876331606
File Size: 20,20 MB
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The publication of this exhibition catalogue marks the 125th anniversary of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The gifts given in honor of this occasion are illustrated, primarily in color, and discussed in brief but informative catalogue entries written by well-respected curators and art historians. Also included is an introductory essay on the concept of gift giving and how it relates to art, and an inclusive catalogue checklist.In additon to being a welcome addition to the body of collection catalogues published in honor of museum anniversary events, this book will function as a historical record of the gifts given to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in its 125th year. The brief catalogue entries will serve as an introduction to the objects and stimulate further interest in the pieces and visiting the Museum itself.

The Kimono Inspiration

Author: Textile Museum (Washington, D.C.)
Editor: Pomegranate
ISBN: 0876545983
File Size: 41,95 MB
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The book explores the use and meaning of the kimono in America and traces the transformation of the garment from its ethnic origins, through its many appearances in fine art, costume, and high fashion, to its role in the contemporary Art-to-Wear Movement. It explores the American use of the kimono as a garment, as a symbol, and as an art form.


Author: Parviz Tanavoli
ISBN: 9783857612459
File Size: 36,21 MB
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