Published by Search Press
A part of ‘The Textile Artist’ series, this book sees artist Janet Edmonds creating mixed media textile related pieces of art; all inspired by other famous artists. She doesn’t stop at those related to textiles, within this volume we see pieces inspired by Van Gogh and Matisse to name just a few.
With its flexi bound durable cover, is this one for you?
Who is it aimed at?
Those interested in mixed media art or textiles. It is especially alluring for those with an interest in Fine Art or artists related to this genre, as Edmonds inspiration touches upon artists such as Kandinsky, Gogh etc.
About the artist
Her own website tells us:
Janet Edmonds trained at East Berkshire College, Windsor and The University of Hertfordshire, completing a BA (Hons) in Art and Design in 1998. She has many years experience of teaching City & Guilds courses in Embroidery in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, and also runs courses for the Embroiderers’ Guild. Her own work is mainly three-dimensional and is based on natural forms and landscapes. When not teaching, gardening and walking in the beautiful countryside where she lives provide Janet with the inspiration for her drawing, painting and stitching.
The book is divided into chapters, each one covering a particular artist:
As covered in the image below, Edmonds teaches us certain techniques to merge with the artists she uses to inspire. We may need to learn to create texture for one of the projects within this book – thus this inclusion.
Edmonds is the master of her subject. Each project, inspired by a particular artist is well laid out, with easy to follow diagrams, each illustrated well so we can visually understand where to go with each one…..
Photography and what makes this book special….
Clever use of photography here, to divulge Edmonds’ tools…
What is wrong with the book?
There is nothing wrong with it, unless the subject matter marrying Fine Art and Textiles together isn’t your thing.
From stitched squares to a purse, there are plenty of ideas to keep you busy.
As a freelance artist, designer, lecturer and tutor (how do I narrow down that description?!) I have been contracted by numerous arts organizations to provide Talks, Workshops’ and Masterclasses’ in Textiles, Print Making and Fine Art subjects. These include branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild, Textile Study Groups and The Women’s Institute. Every year I teach at The Knitting and Stitching shows and exhibit with the Artist in Action stand. Currently I am building up to my exhibition at The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia, London this spring; having also written articles or had work illustrated in Stitch, Inspired, Embroidery, Selvedge, Daphne’s Diary, Prima (online), Cloth Paper Scissors and the Batsford book ‘Be Creative with Textile Art.'