Due to Covid-19 please allow at least 15 working days for your order to arrive.

Please note our warehouse and customer service department will be closed from Monday 29th June until Monday 6th July 2020.

During this time we will not be able to process any orders. To ensure you receive your books before we close please send in your order no later than Thursday 25th June.


Adding item to the basket

× Item added

This item has been added to your basket.

Proceed to checkout
US Flag Australian Flag
Search the site...

  • Publisher: Pavilion
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 01 April 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781849946070
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x276 mm
  • Illustrations: 120
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £22.95
Download jacket image

Resilient Stitch

£22.95

Wellbeing and connection in textile art by Claire Wellesley-Smith

Pre-order
Pre-order
Book Description

Following on from her textile hit, Slow Stitch, author Claire Wellesley-Smith considers the importance of connection and ideas around wellbeing when using textiles for individuals and communities. The book includes practical ideas around thinking-through making’, using resonant’ materials and extending the life of pieces using traditional and non-traditional methods. Contemporary textile artists using these themes in their work feature alongside personal work from Claire and examples from community-based textile projects. The book features some of the very best textile artists, such as esteemed American fibre artists and the doyenne of textiles, Alice Kettle.

Resilient fabrics that can be manipulated, stressed, withstand tension and be made anew are recommended throughout the book, as well as techniques such as layering, patching, reinforcing, re-stitching and mending. Plus ideas for the inclusion of everyday materials in your work.

An extended chapter called 'Emotional' finds way to link your emotional health with your textile practice, and 'Community' suggests ways to make connections with others in your regular textile work. 'Landscape' has a range of suggestions and examples of immersing your work in the local landscape; a terrific way to find meaning in your work and a sense of place.

The connection between wellbeing and the creation of textiles has never been stronger, and, as a leading exponent of this campaign, Claire is the perfect author to help you find more than just a finished textile at the end of a project.

About the Author

About Claire Wellesley-Smith

Claire Wellesley-Smith is a textile artist living and working in Yorkshire, UK. She teaches extensively, working in adult education, schools, community-based projects, museums and galleries. Her workshops involve sustainable stitch, repurposed cloth, and traditional techniques.

Pre-order Printer friendly version

Customers who bought Resilient Stitch, also bought...

The Book of Boro

The Book of Boro

By Susan Briscoe

Mending Matters

Mending Matters

By Katrina Rodabaugh

Stitched Textiles: Animals

Stitched Textiles: Animals

By Mrs Bertimus

Daydream Journals

Daydream Journals

By Tilly Rose

Weaving

Weaving

By Mary Maddocks

Also by this author:

Slow Stitch

By Claire Wellesley-Smith

This site uses cookies, if you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies. Click here to learn how to change your cookie settings.

Continue