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Book Exhibition 2018

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Cork Textiles Network

Knitting and Stitching Show 2018 part 2

London, Dublin, Harrogate


Brief part 2 ‘Book’

‘Book’ is your chance to create freely. Choose a book and create a piece in response to the book. For example you could use a cookbook, gardening book, dictionary there is no restriction.

You can use your chosen book as inspiration or it can be used as your medium. The chosen book (or an image of) will be displayed next to your piece in the exhibition.

It is proposed that all submissions will be shown in a CTN Exhibition during the summer in Ireland (venue to be announced). A curation process will then be used to make a selection of works for the Knitting & Stitching shows.


  • Your piece can be made in any medium, 2D or 3D
  • Your chosen book can be of any topic but your piece must be made in response to the book that is used.
  • Your piece can be hung or be free standing (must be self-supporting or have a suitable support structure)
  • Please bear in mind that your piece will be packed and moved several times so must be durable and easy to assemble/display.
  • Due to logistical restrictions size will be taken into account in selection.

Submission requirements:

  • The piece MUST be transportable and be submitted with a reuseable packing box that will house the piece and the book.
  • The book must be included in your submission. If you have used your book as your medium please ensure that you include a photographic representation of the book.
  • Name (to appear on exhibition ticket)
  • Title & price if for sale.
  • Medium and processes used.
  • Dimensions and hanging requirements.
  • Short 50-60 word statement.

Entries to be completed by June 2018.

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Draw inspiration from a favourite book                        Work into or make a book



  • Hand written or printed work fastened or bound together
  • Number of sheets of paper bound together
  • Record of bets
  • Set or packet of tickets, cheques or stamps, matches etc bound together
  • Anything that serves as a recording of facts or events
  • A pile or package of leaves as of tobacco
  • To reserve, register or engage


‘Bring to book’, ‘by the book’, ‘Close the books’, ‘balance the books’, ‘cook the books’, ‘in the bad/good books’, ‘on/off the books’, ‘one for the books’, ‘throw the book’

                           Use the book as your medium                                                                      



Origin of the word Text

1300-50 From the Medieval Latin texus. Latin: text used to describe the structure, origin or pattern of weaving, texture (of cloth), equivalent to texere to weave.

A readable sequence of characters.

Original words something written, printed or spoken.