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An exciting announcement to share with you...
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An exciting announcement...

You may have noticed that I have been a little quiet over the past year. In actual fact I have been tucked away at my desk, writing my first solo book. So I am delighted to finally be able to tell you about Poetic Cloth, which will be published by Batsford in August.

Poetic Cloth explores the role of cloth as an artistic media imbued with meaning;

"Whether wispy and ethereal, crisp and graphic or blanket-like and comforting, cloth can speak to us intimately. In this fascinating book, renowned textile artist Hannah Lamb explores the significance behind fabric and its uses in textile art to create richly evocative pieces with deep layers of meaning."

In the book I wanted to share my thoughts about textiles as my artistic media of choice and what cloth means to me. I also wanted to explore the way I work with specific techniques to alter textile surfaces.

"Poetic cloth is about how cloth, stitch and surface create personal meaning in textile art. It shows how a more thoughtful use of material and process can create textiles of depth and meaning."

Although it isn't a project-based book, I will be sharing a lot of the key techniques I work with, including hand stitch, shadow work, patching, darning, devoré and cyanotype printing. As well as my own work, the book is also illustrated with the work of some of my favourite textile artists, and provides insights into their practice.
Writing Poetic Cloth has been a labour of love for me and I am really looking forward to sharing it with you this summer. I am also hoping there will be a few other special things happening later this year, so keep an eye on my social media posts for updates.
 
Poetic Cloth: creating meaning in textile art will be published by Batsford on 22nd August 2019.

It is also available to pre-order now.
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