A World Tour


A vibrant, in-depth survey of the techniques and traditions of patchwork around the world


ISBN: 9780500025819 Category:

Catherine Legrand


A vibrant, in-depth survey of the techniques and traditions of patchwork around the world.

What do Korean bojagi wrapping cloths, Cameroonian Bamileke boubous, Peruvian montera hats and Hungarian cifraszür shepherd cloaks have in common? Each is made using the ancient technique of patchwork – the art of juxtaposing fabrics and motifs to create blankets, clothes, accessories and more.

Catherine Legrand, who has spent many years travelling and researching textiles, has a deep knowledge of the techniques and traditions that characterize patchwork. Pieced together much like the gorgeous textiles it portrays, her beautifully illustrated book features over 300 dazzling photographs of patchwork around the world. She takes the reader from Europe and the Americas to Africa and Asia, where these ancient traditions still survive and patchwork is part of the fabric of everyday life.

Textile artists, patchwork enthusiasts and travellers alike will find an endless source of inspiration on the pages of this celebration of the beauty and diversity of patchwork.

Additional information

Weight 1206 g
Dimensions 22.9 x 29.2 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 28 February 2023
Number of pages 216
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22.9 x 29.2 cm
Weight 1206 g


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Catherine Legrand worked as a graphic designer at the foundation of the Théâtre du Soleil in 1963 and in New York and Paris from 1968 to 1974, before becoming a freelance textile designer. In the course of her many 'textile voyages', she has become a passionate collector of fabrics, outfits, jewelry and accessories. She is the author of several books, including Textiles: A World Tour and Indigo, both published by Thames & Hudson.