Color and Texture in Weaving
150 Contemporary Designs
Paperback ISBN: 1596683724
Give woven fabric a contemporary twist Learn to create textiles that are rich with color and texture. Using either a simple four- or eight-shaft loom you can discover how to mix color and yarn types in your weaving with Color and Texture in Weaving. Even if you’re new to the loom, you’ll find complete instructions on how to get your loom set up, plus illustrated diagrams and lifting patterns. Color and Texture in Weaving also offers tons of inspiration and ideas for what to weave. More experienced weavers will also enjoy the more complex techniques, plus the directory of patterns to weave. Get inspired to create fresh new textiles with Color and Texture in Weaving.
Exploring Textile Arts
The Ultimate Guide to Manipulating, Coloring and Embellishing Fabrics
Paperback ISBN: 1589230485
The ultimate guide to manipulating, coloring, and embellishing fabrics. Discover nearly 50 fabulous techniques for creating one-of-a-kind designer fabrics using your imagination as the guide.
Fabric Surface Design
Paperback ISBN: 1603428119
Sensational sewing projects demand fabulous fabrics! Fiber artist Cheryl Rezendes shows you how to create an astonishing array of surface designs, simply and safely, using textile paints and printing ink. She covers a wide variety of techniques: stamping, ancient Japanese Shibori, silkscreen, soy wax and flour resist, image transfer, marbling, nature printing, foils and metal leaf, and more. Step-by-step photos illustrate every technique, and Rezendes shows you lots of innovative ways to combine and layer techniques for stunning results.
20 Fun & Fabulous Projects to Knit & Felt
Paperback ISBN: 1580176356
Growing numbers of knitters are throwing caution to the wind and tossing their wool creations into hot water washing machines, watching as hats, bags, and pillow covers shrink away to a fraction of their original size. The result is a soft, cozy felt, and it has tremendous allure for many knitters. From the purely practical to the wonderfully fun and frivolous, the 20 projects in Felt It! are irresistible examples of what is possible with wool, needles, and hot water. Charming, fuzzy flowers take center stage, with appearances on brooches, evening bags, bracelets, and pillows. Felted hats are the warmest toppers for the coldest days, and the appealing texture of felted wool is perfect for sturdy bags and backpacks. Appealing to a wide range of knitters, felted knitting is a fun technique for beginners to play with and offers enticing challenges to more advanced knitters. For the beginner, the Simple Stripes belt pattern requires just a few hours of work for a colorful felted accessory to wear with jeans. The truly adventurous felter will love the Night-Star Wrap, an elegant shawl that matches rich color with the warmth of alpaca and perfectly sets off a simple black evening dress. Author Maggie Pace explains all the basics of felting — how to choose wool, why some wools felt better than others, what size needles work best, how to shape projects, and how to monitor every second of the washing-machine process. At times, felting is an imprecise art, demanding inventiveness, creativity, and moxie from the knitter. Pace is there every step of the way, offering her insights and experience to everyone fascinated by the magic of felting.
A Field Guide to Fabric Design
Design, Print & Sell Your Own Fabric; Traditional & Digital Techniques; for Quilting, Home Dec & Apparel
Paperback ISBN: 1607053551
"A complete guide to modern textile design and printing. Written by a devoted student and aficionado of textiles who covers all things fabric on her popular blog, True Up, this book introduces readers to every aspect of textile design. General information about design and color principles and fabric basics accompanies step-by-step tutorials that show readers how to design repeats by hand and on the computer, how to select and build color palettes, and how to prepare designs for digital or hand printing. Hands-on steps for small-scale DIY block and screen printing are also provided. Finally, there's advice on the ins and outs of designing for fun and for profit. A series of Designer Roundtables features tips and valuable advice from design professionals like Amy Butler, Anna Marie Horner, Tula Pink, Bari J. Ackerman, and many others. The complete and detailed Resources section is a go-to reference guide for everything from where to get your designs printed, to the best design software, to which design schools offer degrees in textile design"--
The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook
More Than 200 Fibers from Animal to Spun Yarn
Hardcover ISBN: 1603427112
Examines different animals and the unique characteristics of their fibers and discusses which type of yarn is ideal for projects, including baby garments and stadium blankets.
Printing Without a Press on Paper and Fabric
Paperback ISBN: 1574219138
Discover the amazing Gelli plate—a revolutionary printing surface that makes it easy to produce beautiful, one-of-a-kind artwork with amazing colors and textures. This book shows how to use gelatin printing to create stunning layered prints, pages for art journals, fabric for quilting, greeting cards, and much more. Gelatin printing is the perfect medium for beginners and experts alike. There’s no need for an expensive or bulky press. Durable and reusable Gelli plates are easy to clean with water, so you can quickly change paint colors and move on to your next project. Wonderful results can be obtained quickly, and simple variations give each print its own unique personality. Gelli Printing gives you all the basic information you need on supplies, how to get started, and the best techniques for making colorful backgrounds, textured pages, multiple layers, and basic borders. Get inspired to create your own Gelli masterpieces with 28 original step-by-step projects. You’ll learn how to use stencils, stamps, masks, and found objects to create interesting and innovative works of art.
How to Choose Fabrics
350 Fabric Swatches and Combinations to Inspire Your Sewing Projects
Paperback ISBN: 1446304930
Compiles fifty fabric combinations from three hundred fabric swatches to inspire sewing projects, along with twenty projects for home decor and accessories.
Little Felted Animals
Create 16 Irresistible Creatures With Simple Needle-Felting Techniques
Paperback ISBN: 0823015041
Using wool roving and a few simple tools, this instructional guide with colorful photographs of the completed critters provides detailed instruction for creating this cute collection of fuzzy animals, including mice, penguins, bunnies, and seals. Original. 15,000 first printing.