Shelley Rhodes

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New Book – due 5th August 2021

My new book is due to be published on 5th

August 2021

Sketchbook Explorations for Mixed-Media and Textile Artists by Shelley Rhodes

S k e t c h b o o k   E x p l o r a t i o n s

for Mixed-Media and Textile Artists

b y   S h e l l e y   R h o d e s

In Sketchbook Explorations, Shelley offers a wealth of advice on creating and working with sketchbooks in mixed media, from gathering inspiration to displaying finished books.


The artist’s sketchbook is an exciting platform for exploring a host of mixed-media techniques. Using a combination of paper, collage, textiles, found objects, pencil, ink and paint, and even dipping into the use of digital sketchbooks, this book shows how a sketchbook can act as an illustrated diary, a visual record of a journey or as a starting point for more developed work.


Whether out on location or in the studio, Shelley explores every stage of the creative process, from initial inspiration to overcoming the fear of a blank page, manipulating paper and incorporating found objects to build sketchbooks that are both beautiful and inspiring.


This book is the perfect companion for everyone from the beginner to the more experienced textile artist looking for exciting techniques to expand their repertoire in mixed media.


Beautifully illustrated throughout with inspiring examples from leading textile and mixed-media artists, Sketchbook Explorations will help you harness the power of the sketchbook to inform and inspire your textile art.

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