Category Archives: Textiles

New Textiles Books


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Textiles: A World Tour 746 LEG

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Embroidery Designs for Fashion and Furnishings 746.44043 THU


Toiles de Jouy 746.04210944 GRA

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Alastair Morton and the Edinburgh Weavers 746.09410904 MOR

All on display until 13th July after which time they can be borrowed. Search the titles on Metsearch to read more about them or to place a reservation.

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Sex and Unisex, Glam Rock and more


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More new books for those interested in textiles are currently on display on the 2nd Floor of Llandaff Library.

Four more titles in the Batsford Series:Publication1

Another extraordinary and very specialised book is on display –pleatsComplete Pleats by Paul Jackson: Pleating Techniques for Fashion Design and Architecture, which also comes with a DVD featuring 23 videos of pleating techniques.


Check the library catalogue Metsearch for more details or to reserve any books.  These will be on display until June 14th after which time they can be borrowed

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Library Matters: Natural Dyes

Llandaff Library is rich with resources to support the exciting new CSAD natural dye garden project. To whet your appetite we’ve put a few of them  on display on the 2nd floor of the library. Here’s a taster. . . . .

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A Weaver’s Garden: Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers by Rita Buchanan

Dominique Cardon: Natural Dyes.

The Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing: Traditional Recipes for Modern Use, by J N Liles.


Indigo by Jenny Balfour-Paul

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Natural Dyes by Linda Rudkin. Eco Colour by India Flint. Plant Dyes and Dyeing by John & Margaret Cannon.


Shibori: The inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing.

Click on the links to take you to the library catalogue Metsearch where you can read more about them and search for other books and journals of interest.  You can search by the shelfmark too. Try these for books about dyes, dye plants and the use of dyes with textiles:











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New books: Textiles

Batsford publications: Text in Textile Art by Sara Impey, Mark-making in Textile Art by Helen Parrott, New Ideas in Fusing Fabric by Margaret Beal and Stitch draw by Rosie James are new additions to Cardiff Met’s library.

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They are currently on display on the 2nd floor of Llandaff Library.


All books are on display until Monday 16th May after which time they can be borrowed. Items can be reserved by using the library catalogue METSEARCH.

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New Books: Textiles, Print & Colour

digital textile design Digital Textile Design by Melanie Bowles

color The Secret Language of Color by John Eckstut and Arielle Eckstut


Contemporary American Print Makers by E Ashley Rooney & Stephanie Standish

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Textile Design in the Digital Age: The Print Revolution by Tamasin Doe

These new books are on display on the 2nd floor of Llandaff Library until Wednesday 13th April. If you would like to read more about them, or place a reservation, follow the links to the library catalogue METSEARCH

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The Manly Art of Knitting


Dave Fougner initially published this book in the hope that it would encourage men to take up knitting, or that those who did would openly embrace it. In it, he provides step-by-step guide for beginners as well as those taking up the needles again.

Do come and browse – it’ll be on display  for just the next week – place a reservation if you wish, by going to the library catalogue SUMMON.


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