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Bayeux Tapestry

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Book, 2009

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Birtwell, Celia (1941–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Celia Birtwell is a British textile designer, best known for her collaboration with the fashion designer Ossie Clark during the 1960s and the 1970s. Her focus was on designing prints, often on transparent fabrics such as chiffon, voile...

Jiang, Shou-Xiang (Kinor) 姜绶祥 (1963–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Jiang is a Chinese textile designer, working in Hong Kong. Graduating in 1992 from the Central Academy of Art & Design (CAFA) in Beijing, China, with a Bachelor’s degree in textile design gave Jiang a second career in design. Following...

Mairet, Ethel (1872–1952)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...An English weaver and expert in dying techniques, Mairet was born in Barnstaple, Devon, where she attended the Municipal Science and Art School. She undertook a study of Ceylonese dying techniques while traveling with her first husband...

Surface Design/Surface Pattern Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...There is currently no well-established definition of surface design and any definitions available simply highlight the fact that surface design varies greatly within different design disciplines. Surface design is a term principally used...

Textiles

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Book, 2009

Book Chapter

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Quilting

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Quilting is a centuries-old textile technique that combines three layers of fabric stitched together: a fabric for the cover, a layer of insular material in between, and a fabric for the backing. The term “quilt” is derived from the Latin...

Chalmers, Sylvia (1928–2007)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Scottish textile designer, trained at the Glasgow School of Art during the late 1940s. During the 1950s, she designed for Heal’s and Elizabeth Eaton Ltd and won gold medals for her designs at the Milan Triennale in 1954. Influenced...

Craven, Shirley (1934–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...British textile designer who studied at the Royal College of Art, London, Craven was appointed Color and Design Consultant to Hull Traders in 1959, a company known for abstract and innovative designs, produced by hand screen printing....

Fortuny, Mariano (1871–1949)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Mariano Fortuny, synonymous with gorgeous pleats and sumptuous fabrics, was a Spanish fashion and textile designer who became known as the “magician of Venice.” He was a versatile designer displaying multifaceted talents as an inventor...