Zsuzsi Dahlquist: Botanical art and textile design- Journal


Today I had look the journals they have in the library. I found this article by Zsuzsi Dahlquist a full profession in the department of textile/ surface pattern and the fashion institute of technology.

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His article is about the us of botanical drawings in textiles and surface pattern. Hoe textile artist rely on botanical artists for inspiration However he did also state that textile artists use photographs and still lives in order to create designs.

He used a textile artists as a sample, artist names Edward Seltzer who is noted as a high-end decorative textile artists.

You can see why he chose him, as its clear to that he has a very botanical based work. We can tell this as Zsuzsi explained at the begining of the article, botanical illustrators draw or paint to flower with all its detail. The effort requires procission and accuracy. The angle of teh flower and the us of a stem of leaf is carefully thought though. In the same way a photograph would take a picture.

He gives example of these botanical drawing and shows their procission.


I want to do soem botnaical drawings for my own designs, so the artical has giving me an insite on what a botanical drawing is. How carefuly planned and procisly drawn it has to be. The thought that does though teh composition of teh piece as a whole. How these images can lead to textile deisgns and other aspects of textiles.


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I am a textiles student. Leaning and experimenting with the beauty that is textiles. I want to share my journey and experience, doing what I love and learning along the way.

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