Fabrics
The Complete Photo Guide to Textile Art: *all You Need to Know to Alter and Embellish Fabric *the Essential Reference for Novice and Expert Fabric Art
The Complete Photo Guide to Textile Art
*all You Need to Know to Alter and Embellish Fabric *the Essential Reference for Novice and Expert Fabric Art
Paperback      ISBN: 1589235053

Individuality is key in today's DIY trends. Whether creating fabric art, sewing clothes, making home d cor items, or quilting, people are looking for ways to make their projects unique and self-expressive. Fabric choices have narrowed and it certainly is not cheaper to sew than buy ready to use items, so when someone wants to use fabric to make something, their reasons are very often for the pure creative enjoyment of the craft. This is their comprehensive, how-to reference book illustrating all aspects of fabric art and manipulation. Artist galleries are included for inspiration.

Complex Cloth: A Comprehensive Guide to Surface Design
Complex Cloth
A Comprehensive Guide to Surface Design
Paperback      ISBN: 1564771490

Discover textile artist Jane Dunnewold's secrets to creating visual complexity and depth in fabric. In this comprehensive guide, Jane explains her system of layering simple processes to produce intriguing, one-of-a-kind surface designs. Experiment with fiber-reactive dyes, household bleach, fabric paints, water-based resists, photocopy transfers, foiling, silk screening, stenciling, stamping, embroidery, and beading Dozens of full-color photographs of fabric, quilts, and clothing provide a sampling of Jane's incredible work Includes detailed instructions for applications, processes, and embellishments, plus tips for organizing work space and finding the right supplies

Crazy with Cotton - Print on Demand Edition
Crazy with Cotton - Print on Demand Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 1571200177

Important Note about PRINT ON DEMAND Editions: You are purchasing a print on demand edition of this book. This book is printed individually on uncoated (non-glossy) paper with the best quality printers available. The printing quality of this copy will vary from the original offset printing edition and may look more saturated. The information presented in this version is the same as the latest edition. Any pattern pullouts have been separated and presented as single pages. If the pullout patterns are missing, please contact c&t publishing.

Elegant Scarves And Wraps: 25 Gorgeous Felt Designs
Elegant Scarves And Wraps
25 Gorgeous Felt Designs
Paperback      ISBN: 1600611842

In this enticing new book, the author demonstrates how to use the inspiration of nature in the design and color of beautiful and distinctive scarves and wraps. Readeras can follow the step-by-step instructions and explore the collection of colors, textures and patterns in the project variations to create their own stylish scarves and wraps for both men and women. Each chapter has a different theme, and introduces new felt making techniques or skills through step-by-step instruction and extended captions, plus the projects are arranged according to weight for a variety of uses and conditions.

Fabric Surface Design: Painting, Stamping, Rubbing, Stenciling, Silk Screening, Resists, Image Transfer, Marbling, Crayons & Colored Pencils,
Fabric Surface Design
Painting, Stamping, Rubbing, Stenciling, Silk Screening, Resists, Image Transfer, Marbling, Crayons & Colored Pencils,
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 photographs illustrate every technique, and Rezendes includes innovative suggestions on how to combine and layer techniques for stunningly original results.

Fibershed: Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy
Fibershed
Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy
Paperback      ISBN: 1603586636

A new "farm-to-closet" vision for the clothes we wear--by a leader in the movement for local textile economies

There is a major disconnect between what we wear and our knowledge of its impact on land, air, water, labor, and human health. Even those who value access to safe, local, nutritious food have largely overlooked the production of fiber, dyes, and the chemistry that forms the backbone of modern textile production. While humans are 100 percent reliant on their second skin, it's common to think little about the biological and human cultural context from which our clothing derives.

Almost a decade ago, weaver and natural dyer Rebecca Burgess developed a project focused on wearing clothing made from fiber grown, woven, and sewn within her bioregion of North Central California. As she began to network with ranchers, farmers, and artisans, she discovered that even in her home community there was ample raw material being grown to support a new regional textile economy with deep roots in climate change prevention and soil restoration. A vision for the future came into focus, combining right livelihoods and a textile system based on economic justice and soil carbon enhancing practices. Burgess saw that we could create viable supply chains of clothing that could become the new standard in a world looking to solve the climate crisis.

In Fibershed readers will learn how natural plant dyes and fibers such as wool, cotton, hemp, and flax can be grown and processed as part of a scalable, restorative agricultural system. They will also learn about milling and other technical systems needed to make regional textile production possible. Fibershed is a resource for fiber farmers, ranchers, contract grazers, weavers, knitters, slow-fashion entrepreneurs, soil activists, and conscious consumers who want to join or create their own fibershed and topple outdated and toxic systems of exploitation..

A Field Guide to Fabric Design: Design, Print & Sell Your Own Fabric; Traditional & Digital Techniques; For Quilting, Home Dec & Apparel
A Field Guide to Fabric Design
Design, Print & Sell Your Own Fabric; Traditional & Digital Techniques; For Quilting, Home Dec & Apparel
Paperback      ISBN: 1607053551

This title is a comprehensive and refreshingly straightforward fabric design guide that teaches you everything you need to know to get started - from design and colour basics to creating repeat patterns, screen-printing tips, even selling your designs

The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn
The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook
More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn
Hardcover      ISBN: 1603427112

This one-of-a-kind encyclopedia shines a spotlight on more than 200 animals and their wondrous fleece. Profiling a worldwide array of fiber-producers that includes northern Africa's dromedary camel, the Navajo churro, and the Tasmanian merino, Carol Ekarius and Deborah Robson include photographs of each animal's fleece at every stage of the handcrafting process, from raw to cleaned, spun, and woven. The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook is an artist's handbook, travel guide, and spinning enthusiast's ultimate reference source all in one.

Hand Dyed: A Modern Guide to Dyeing in Brilliant Color for You and Your Home
Hand Dyed
A Modern Guide to Dyeing in Brilliant Color for You and Your Home
Hardcover      ISBN: 1419734288
Hand Dyed is a modern introduction to indigo and fiber-reactive dye that every crafter should have. Exploring traditional techniques like shibori and using organic compounds, this comprehensive how-to guide offers everything you need know to create stylish, richly colored and patterned pieces. Classic techniques and natural materials make these projects beautiful and accessible, even for the beginner. Items such as an elegant robe, a duvet cover set, drum lampshades, and even a hammock will invite a new generation of design lovers and style mavens to fall in love with this traditional, magical, and surprisingly straightforward process. Anna Joyce is the perfect instructor to teach the skills needed to create more than 25 masterpieces for the home and wardrobe that readers will want to wear, live with, and most importantly, make by hand.
Handmade Shoes for Men
Handmade Shoes for Men
Hardcover      ISBN: 3848003686

Handmade Shoes for Men elucidates the entire process of creating classic men's shoes, while the detailed color photographs document every stage of production. It is a worthy introduction, for both the professional and the layman, to the wealth of tradition that is waiting to be discovered in the shoemaker's workshop.