Tapestry crochet differs from ordinary crochet in its texture, tension, and how colors are manipulated. Two or more yarns are worked at the same time to create intricate or simple motifs. One yarn is carried while the other yarn is worked over it. Depending on the tension and number of yarns carried, the finished fabric can be stiff or supple, and may take any flat or three-dimensional form. Tapestry crochet has the flexibility and portability of crochet, but the finished pieces look woven.
The tapestry crocheted shoulder bags of highland Guatemala and the hats of Cameroon inspired the wide variety of flat and three-dimensional projects in this book. Instructions are included for both right-handed and left-handed crocheters. Besides full instructions, information is shared about the history of tapestry crochet around the world and special graph papers and instructions help readers to design their own projects and motifs!
This book can be used alone or with my first book, Tapestry Crochet (published under Carol Norton). More Tapestry Crochet includes new graphs, additional project formats, different motifs (including letters), and the history of the natural fibers used for the projects.
Attention teachers! Tapestry crochet is relatively easy and inexpensive; a perfect vehicle for introducing fiber art to your students. It takes more time than money to create beautiful, original pieces. Colorful patterns can be worked out with special graph papers included in the book. Students can then incorporate their own designs into a variety of projects. They will learn about design, color and fiber art!About the Author:
Carol Ventura holds a PhD in Art, an MA in Ceramics, and an MFA in Printmaking, Papermaking, and Book Arts. A nationally exhibiting artist, teacher, and writer, Carol has taught crochet, basketry, weaving, ceramics, photography, printmaking, jewelry, and art appreciation. Carol is currently the art historian at Tennessee Technological University. Her articles appear in both scholarly journals and popular magazines.
Descrizione libro Carol Ventura, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 972125302
Descrizione libro Carol Ventura, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110972125302
Descrizione libro Carol Ventura, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0972125302