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Embroidery

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 Publishing SA, 2009

eBook

...A centuries-old art or handicraft that involves the decoration, ornamentation and embellishment of fabric or other material by the stitching of thread or yarn by hand or machine. The detailed needlework of embroidery can feature elaborate...

Grassi Museum, Leipzig (1874–)

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Grassi Museum in Leipzig was established in 1874 as a Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Arts and Crafts) that was initially funded by a gift to the city from local businessman Franz Grassi. It also included museums of ethnography...

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...

Tapestry

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

eBook

...A complex pictorial design woven into a textile. Taken from the French tapisserie meaning to cover with carpet. In modern usage, tapestry is used to refer to a complex pictorial design, perhaps one made up of many layers or elements...

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 Publishing SA, 2009

eBook

...Copyright Günay MutluThe use of natural or artificial fibres that have been spun to make thread, cloth or yarn and are joined by craft techniques such as weaving, knitting, sewing and crocheting. Illustrators produce images for a number...

Texture

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...All surfaces have a texture; therefore it is a fundamental element in design. In addition all of the myriad of textures have both physical and psychological attributes. Texture has the power to dictate emotions, define use, and increase...

Doucet, Jacques (1853–1929)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...French couturier, born in Paris, Jacques Doucet was involved with his family’s luxury textile business from an early age, creating the House of Doucet couture salon in 1871. Doucet’s artistic and literary collections accorded him prestige...

Buckram

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

eBook

...A coarse cotton fabric, sized with glue, which is used to stiffen garments and to produce cover stock for book binding. In printing and publishing buckram is used to provide a hard, tactile long-lasting material for case binding. Pictured...

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...

McLeish, Minnie (1876–1957)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A British fabric and ceramics designer, McLeish was born in Liverpool to a creative family; her father studied metalwork under Harold Stabler and her sister Phoebe, who was also a ceramics artist, was to become wife to Harold Stabler...