Book written by Carol Cooke - Carol Cooke's book Improv Embroidery takes a fresh look at threads, fabric and stitching as a personal journey. It encourages the beginner or experienced embroiderer to boldly go into new ideas, colour experiments, stitching with attitude to make highly individual contemporary works. The book contains practical information and useful tips with pointers for different approaches to design and narrative.
Materials: Paper, gold foil edging
Dimensions: 210 x 255 x 10mm
About the Maker: Carol Cooke is a Canberran based textile and sculpture artist.
Carol's work explores traditional craft techniques with research based investigations, much of her work opens conversations to environmental, social and political issues of the day, the past and the future. Carol stitches daily, exploring experimental embroidery and records the process in journals.
Carol completed a double degree at Australian National University, Canberra completing a Visual Arts Degree, majoring in Textiles, 2016 and Art History and Curatorship 2018. Working from her home studio, Carol exhibits in Canberra, interstate and overseas.
Photos: Courtesy of the artist
Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.