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.
Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving
Paperback ISBN: 0934026254
With instructions for how to make wonderful projects and plain-weave variations, this user-friendly guide covers choosing, setting up, and weaving on a rigid heddle loom. Both beginners and experienced weavers will value its thriftiness and versatility.
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.
Imagery on Fabric
A Complete Surface Design Handbook
Paperback ISBN: 1571200347
This completely revised edition of Imagery on Fabric is updated with all the latest techniques and technology for transferring images to fabric. You'll go step-by-step through today's most exciting processes, aided by new full-color photos and instructions for safely accomplishing beautiful results. Almost any image can be captured forever on fabric - family photos, a child's drawing, the words of a love letter. Included are clear explanations and complete material lists, along with troubleshooting tips and tested solutions. This is an indispensable reference and source book for anyone working with textiles. Fabric transfers using copiers and computer printers; Light sensitive printing - blueprint, brownprint; Drawing and painting with crayons, dye sticks, permanent markers, and paints; Stamp printing; Discharge printing; Silk screening, with quick methods and photo methods ; and Dye transfers with disperse dyes.
A Hand's-On Guide to Stitching Spiritual Intention into Jewish Fabric Crafts
Paperback ISBN: 1580234429
Learn how to make your own Jewish fabric crafts with spiritual intention—venture into a world of creativity, imagination & inspiration. Journey along with talented Jewish fabric craft artists from throughout the United States and Israel as they retrace their steps in the creative process used to make thirty evocative projects. Then tap into your inner creativity by following step-by-step instructions to fashion family heirlooms with your own personal flair. Inspirational and motivational, these projects and stories will resonate with your artistic soul and awaken a desire to hand-craft Jewish fabric keepsakes to pass down from generation to generation. Projects and techniques include: Quilting • Appliqué • Embroidery • Needlepoint • Cross-stitch • Knitting • Crochet • Felting • Needle felting • Tallitot • Tallit bags • Torah mantles • Challah covers • Seder plate • Afikomen envelopes • Torah table (shulchan) covers • Tree of Life & shalom wall hangings • Purim puppets • And more!
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.
A Little Something
Cute-as-can-be Patterns for Wool Stitchery
Paperback ISBN: 1604688505
Stitch a colorful array of cozy wool creations that will brighten any room in your home. Choose from a mix of cheerful little projects, including coasters, wall hangings, sewing accessories, bags, and more. - Create stunning effects with easy hand stitching, simple applique, and artful wool layering - Achieve an effortlessly embellished look with simple techniques that even beginners can master quickly - Detailed how-to photos and clear instructions are included
The Modern Natural Dyer
A Comprehensive Guide to Dyeing Silk, Wool, Linen, and Cotton at Home
Hardcover ISBN: 1617691755
Thousands of natural materials can produce glorious color—the insect cochineal produces pink, maroon, and purple, and more than 500 species of plants produce indigo blue. Now, inThe Modern Natural Dyer, expert Kristine Vejar shares the most user-friendly techniques for dyeing yarn, fabric, and finished goods at home with foraged and garden-raised dyestuffs as well as with convenient natural dye extracts. Demystifying the "magic," Vejar explains in explicit, easy-to-follow detail how to produce consistent, long-lasting color. With stunning photography of the dyes themselves, the dyeing process, and 20 projects for home and wardrobe (some to knit, some to sew, and some just a matter of submerging a finished piece in a prepared bath), The Modern Natural Dyer is a complete resource for aspiring and experienced dye artisans.