Textiles Transformed: Thread and thrift with reclaimed textiles (Hardcover)

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A guide to transforming found and cherished textiles.

Textile artist Mandy Pattullo shows how to source, refashion and repurpose vintage textiles to create beautiful collages and other unique textile objects. There are ideas for embellishment, stitch and appliqué as well as tips for transforming material into impressive quilts, bags, books, tablecloths, tapestry panels and wall hangings and much more.

Following the make-do-and-mend and folk art traditions of previous generations, Mandy provides simple instructions for working with a variety of vintage textiles and precious fragments. There are projects for working with quilts, patchworks, linen, lace, wool and even deconstructing pre-loved garments.

Each project beautifully demonstrates how fabrics and textiles can find a new and repurposed life and will inspire textile artists to incorporate these past beauties into their own work.

About the Author

Mandy Patullo trained as a surface pattern and textile designer and now is a textile artist, exhibiting her own work around the UK and also running textile workshops. Her work is based on collage techniques and she makes a conscious effort not to buy new fabric but repurpose the range of beautiful existing pieces that can be found everywhere. 

Praise For…

’Beautifully demonstrates how used, vintage, and forgotten fabrics can become vibrant with energy and a repurposed life, inspiring artists to incorporate these past treasures into new and innovative work’

Art Quilt Quarterly (US)

'The perfect book for those looking for ways to bring new life to cherished garments.'

Simply Sewing

'The book will inspire textile artists of all skill levels to incorporate these past beauties into their own work.'

Craft Focus

'Anyone with a passion for thread and fabric will be inspired by Mandy’s skill in repurposing fragments and vintage scraps into works of art.'


 'Packed full of ideas and advice for how to make the most of vintage fabric.'

Period Living

'The perfect book for those looking to take the next step in their sustainable sewing journey'



Product Details
ISBN: 9781849945806
ISBN-10: 1849945802
Publisher: Batsford
Publication Date: October 1st, 2020
Pages: 128
Language: English