"Annemieke's exquisite textile art makes my heart sing! She is a master at bringing to life her wildlife subjects with needle and thread. What a glorious collection! A must-have for every textile enthusiast."
- Mary Corbet, Needle 'n Thread
NEW IN HARDBACK
The textile works of Annemieke Mein display a rare standard of artistry. She has explored beyond the bounds of craft and developed new techniques in her use of textiles and fabric paints. The illustrations in this book show how textiles can be used as an exciting sculptural medium. The artist's three-dimensional creations are works of extraordinary skill, born out of a passionate commitment to the environment that she observes with a loving eye.
Annemieke uses an amazing variety of materials - silk, wool, fur, cotton, synthetics - carefully chosen for their colour, texture, credibility and aesthetic appeal. These fabrics are then meticulously painted and stitched to faithfully reproduce her chosen subjects and to enhance the tactile quality unique to textiles. Numerous techniques are used in limitless combinations: hand and machine embroidery, dyeing, applique, trapunto, quilting, pleating, felting, beading, weaving and plying.
The work of Annemieke Mein will leave the reader breathless with wonder. It encourages an awareness of our natural heritage and of the need to preserve it.
Previously published in paperback 9780855329778.
This is a beautiful book, filled with intricate designs created through embroidery and paint.
While there are no instructions on how to achieve one of the pieces yourself, there is a basic description on how they were made.
From wall hangings to free standing sculptures each one is stunning. The photography is just amazing and the skill involved is there for all to see.
All are very life like and the reality of some pieces are frightening.
I loved the stories that go with the designs, the author tells how each piece was born and brought to life.
There is no doubt of the talent and the expertise of Annemieke Mein and only in my dreams would I ever hope to be as good. This book is amazing and while filled with inspiration, it will definitely be a talking point.
-- Tracy Shephard * Amazon *