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A World Tour

Catherine Legrand


A vibrant, in-depth survey of the techniques and traditions of patchwork around the world

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What do Korean bojagi wrapping cloths, Cameroonian Bamileke boubous, Peruvian montera hats and Hungarian shepherd coats have in common? All are created using the ancient craft of patchwork.

Pieced together much like the gorgeous textiles it celebrates, this vibrant book takes you from Europe and the Americas to Africa and Asia, highlighting the distinctive local features of over 300 examples of patchwork and appliqué, while revelling in the universality of these wonderful textile arts. In the deepest sense, this book is composed from fragments of human lives laid side by side in a way that allows the creativity and hard work of practitioners to shine through.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 28.5 x 22.0 cm

Extent: 216 pp

Publication date: 15 December 2022

ISBN: 9780500025819

About the Author

Catherine Legrand worked as a graphic designer at the foundation of the Théâtre du Soleil in 1963 and in New York and Paris from 1968 to 1974, before becoming a freelance textile designer. In the course of her many ‘textile voyages’, she has become a passionate collector of fabrics, outfits, jewelry and accessories. She is the author of several books, including Textiles: A World Tour and Indigo, both published by Thames & Hudson.

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