Textile Portraits - People & Places in Textile Art Book by Anne Kelly
Anne Kelly’s work often incorporates portraits of family, friends, historical figures, and pets. She shares her approach to textile portraiture, using many different embroidery techniques, including hand and machine embroidery, quilting, and appliqué, to render in cloth the individuality of facial expressions and personalities of her subjects.
The book covers:
Selfies: how to make the perfect self-portrait in cloth.
Representation and Culture: how portraits have been used in textile art for cultural expression around the world.
Stylized Imagery: going beyond the traditional portrait into abstraction.
Place and Time: creating a sense of place with portraiture, sometimes incorporating photographs.
Story and Text: how to create a fuller narrative with deeply personal ephemera and related imagery.
Pet Projects: immortalizing your pets in your textile work.
This books is illustrated with beautiful examples of her own work, as well as, intriguing textile artists whose specialty is portrait art.