Carnival of Feltmaking
Beautiful Accessories for You and Your Home
Paperback ISBN: 1250024935
The crafter and best-selling author behind gilliangladrag.co.uk helps update wardrobes and decorate rooms through providing how-to instructions for 26 felt projects including a rose-trimmed purse, a cowl-scarf with a floral design and an eight-panel, multi-patterned lampshade. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Weaving Community Through Collaborative Eco-Art
Paperback ISBN: 0865717788
Disposing of unwanted natural materials can be expensive and time-consuming, or it can present a tremendous opportunity for creating collaborative eco-art. Invasive-species control, green-waste management, urban gardening, and traditional crafts can all be brought together to strengthen community relationships and foster responsible land stewardship. Simple, easily taught, creative techniques applied with shared purpose become the modern-day equivalent of a barn raising or a quilting bee. Common Threads is a unique guide to engaging community members in communal handwork for the greater good. Sharon Kallis provides a wealth of ideas for: - Working with unwanted natural materials, with an emphasis on green waste and invasive species - Visualizing projects that celebrate the human element while crafting works of art or environmental remediation - Creating opportunities for individuals to connect with nature in a unique, meditative, yet community-oriented way Combining detailed, step-by-step instructions with tips for successful process and an overview of completed projects, Common Threads is a different kind of weaving book. This inspirational guide is designed to help artists and activists foster community, build empowerment, and develop a do-it-together attitude while planning and implementing works of collaborative eco-art. Sharon Kallis is a Vancouver artist who specializes in working with unwanted natural materials. Involving community in connecting traditional hand techniques with invasive species and garden waste, she creates site-specific installations that become ecological interventions. Her recent projects include The Urban Weaver Project, Aberthau: flax=food+fibre, and working closely with fiber artists, park ecologists, First Nations basket weavers, and others.
Everyday Macrame Kit
10 Stylish Projects for Your Home
Paperback ISBN: 0760353115
Macramé is back! The vintage art of tying cords and ropes into patterns is enjoying a huge revival, and fast becoming the home décor trend of the moment. Budding crafters and interior design buffs will love learning to make chic decorative objects and practical household items. From plant hangers, wall decorations and coasters to rugs, bags and baskets—anything is possible with this easy-to-learn craft! This attractive and fun kit includes an instruction book with step-by-step photos, tips on how to paint and accessorize the craft cord, and patterns for 10 cute and contemporary macramé projects. And it's all packaged with starter materials for a wall hanging and a mini plant holder!
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.
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.
Fabric Origami With a Twist of Silk Ribbon
Paperback ISBN: 0972121803
"With a blend of Eastern and Western influences, Kumiko Sudo reinvents fabric origami with 24 new small quilt designs intertwining silk ribbons, cotton, and other fabrics. Choosing two or three Japanese flowers that bloom in each month of the year, each quilt presents an origami flower, its buds and leaves crafted from fabric and ribbon. Six additional purse designs feature a flower for each season. Step-by-step color drawings help make the projects easy to understand and follow. Introductions to each featured flower, lyrical haiku poems, elegant Japanese calligraphy, and watercolor paintings provide a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage that has inspired these designs. Full color photographs of projects in authentic Japanese settings help provide a complete sense of the final product. A free lesson plan is available to qualified quilting teachers via mail or e-mail directly from the publishers."
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.
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.