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Textiles Reading List

  • Embroidery Magazine- A high quality publication packed with inspirational articles and ideas for everyone from seasoned embroiderers to keen hobbyists with a passion for textile art and fabric.
  • Selvedge Magazine- Selvedge spans the arc of fine textiles, with regular features on interiors, travel, fashion and shopping.
  • Art Fiber Now- Fiber Art Now is a quarterly print magazine and boasts a thriving and vibrant network of artists, collectors, enthusiasts and experts. Its aim is to inspire and connect the modern-day fiber arts and textiles community.
  • Crafts Magazine- The magazine has the clear aim of reaching a wide audience in order to increase and diversify the range of people interested in contemporary craft, which means it’s always full of varied and interesting articles.
  • Surface Design Journal- The Surface Design Journal is aimed at an international market and the content of the magazine focuses on contemporary textile and fiber art with coverage of conceptualisation, process and materials required for various techniques and forms.
  • World of Interiors- Interior design magazine
  • Vogue Magazine
  • Embellished New Vintage – Eye-catching, sophisticated, and visually engaging, Embellished contrasts vintage objects with cutting-edge contemporary fashion and textiles.
  • Hand Stitch Perspectives by Jane McKeating and Alice Kettle- encompasses written and illustrated contributions, exploring hand stitch practice as a means of underpinning cultural, economic and social change.
  • Diana Springall: A Brave Eye by June Hill- A Brave Eye offers a fascinating insight into the life, work and impact of Diana Springall, one of the UK’s most respected embroiderers and a tireless advocate of the craft itself.
  • Art Textiles of the World-Textile Art and Craft from around the world, featuring renowned textile artists.
  • Alexander McQueen-Victoria and Albert Museum•
  • Use the feedback you received on a piece of work and improve it
  • Annotate your work to realise your best intentions
  • The more you practice your skills the better the outcome will be
  • Practice makes progress !!
  • Create a few mock ups of your final designs and outcomes.
  • Use the GCSE assessment grid to self-assess your work and discuss you action plan and improvements with your teacher.