INTERSECTIONS Words & Textiles

Hemmings, Jessica
July 2002
Surface Design Journal;Summer2002, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p43
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the significance of written words appeared in the textile designs of several textile artists. It states that the Alphabet Samplers of Bhakti Ziek, who uses contemporary type faces and the technical efforts to translate the images into a weaving, acknowledges its contemporary concept while giving respect to women who have polished their embroidery skills as they learn the alphabet and the fundamental spelling. Moreover, it notes that the Daughters Speak Right of Leslie Golomb and Louise Silk contains Hebrew passages from the Old Testament which act as a barrier to understand.


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