2006 - Textile Techniques in Metal:A Designer's Perspectiveon Sheet and Wire, Part II

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2006 - Textile Techniques in Metal:A Designer's Perspectiveon Sheet and Wire, Part II

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This paper explores the application of textile techniques to metals. A broad selection of contemporary jewelry, objects and sculpture - all made with the very familiar forms of gold, platinum, silver and copper sheet and wire - is presented. A review of the weaving, basketry and braiding techniques presented at the 2004 Santa Fe Symposium will lay the foundation for an examination of knitting, crocheting and lace-making techniques. Textile structures are analyzed using examples from studio artists, designers and manufacturers. Design and technical considerations of materials, form and function, and the hand tools or machines required to produce the work are discussed.

Author: Barbara M. Berk

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