Creating an Antique Look in Hand-Hooked Rugs
Paperback ISBN: 1881982599
Learn the common elements in antique hooked rugs to create your own pattern from start to finish--transferring, customizing, color planning, dyeing techniques, and which cuts of wool work best. Also included is information on different background treatments and fabric use and what effect it has on the finished product.
Creative Surface Design
Painting, Stamping, Stenciling, and Embossing Fabric & More
Paperback ISBN: 156158486x
There are many wonderful and creative ways to decorate custom garments and home accessories, and this book features four of the most popular: stenciling, stamping, painting and embossing. The techniques are spelled out in detail, with step-by-step instructions.
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.
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.
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
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.