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Beautifully illustrated step-by-step tutorials to inspire and create your own printed textile design combining hands-on traditional craft methods with digital techniques using the latest CS6 software Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Guiding you through the process of digital textile design to create truly original designs, ready to print, ready to wear
It's the natural inconsistencies--the accidental differences between one finished piece and another--that make hand-printed fabrics, papers, furniture, and works of art so interesting. The quirks are what show the maker's intimate involvement in the process, and it's that unique quality that first attracted textile designer and illustrator Lena Corwin to hand-printing.Even though decorative prints are more in vogue than ever, there was until now no up-to-date hand-printing guide--no single source explaining the tools and materials that are used today, or reflecting a contemporary aesthetic. Corwin has given us that guide. Using step-by-step instructions and up-close photos, Corwin teaches crafters everything they need to know to master stamping, stenciling, and screen printing, from making their own printing devices to trouble-shooting when plans go awry. Her inimitable collection of projects ranges from stamped stationery and simple-to-sew pouches, to stenciled tote bags and furniture, to screen-printed bed linens and upholstery fabric. There's even a silk-screened dog bed. The author has created original artwork for each project (full-size patterns are included in an envelope at the back of the book), so that every crafter can achieve the same beautiful results. Or maybe not quite the same. Remember: It's the subtle differences that make hand-printing so special and alluring.
Do you love the idea of printing your own fabrics at home but don't know where to start? This comprehensive guide to screen printing shows just how easy it is to create beautiful, hand printed fabrics at your kitchen table.
Screen printing expert, Karen Lewis, demonstrates two screen printing techniques - stencilling and screen filler - and how they can be used to create beautiful, sewn gifts. Learn how to achieve stunning, professional results with step-by-step guidance and beautiful photography, to create bespoke fabrics that can be used in any number of projects
Mandy Southan takes the art of Shibori, in which fabric is bound, clamped or stitched before dyeing, and goes beyond the traditional blue and white to create fabrics in a fabulous array of colours, patterns and textures. Clear step by step photographs and instructions demonstrate how to use acid dyes and cold water reactive dyes in a variety of creative ways. Mandy then demonstrates shibori techniques such as binding, hand painting, capping, stitching, folding and clamping, pole winding and pole wrapping can be used to create truly wonderful dyed fabrics.
Bright, welcoming, and suitable for all skill levels, this comprehensive guide includes a complete primer on feltmaking techniques, step-by-step instructions for 46 marvelous projects, and inspiring profiles of professional feltmakers. Learn how to transform loose piles of wool fibers into a durable, nonwoven fabric that can be shaped into stylish bags, hats, pillow covers, and more. A little soap and water are all you need to start turning your wool scraps into an imaginative variety of fun and creative projects.
Whether you're re-covering some simple dining chairs or restoring a family heirloom, this book contains all the tips and techniques you'll need to complete your upholstery project in an easy-to-understand format. The clear illustrations and inspiring photography throughout the book enables you to confidently create (or re-create) gorgeous statement pieces of furniture for your home. From assessing the work, to estimating your materials, to planning the order of work, you will learn how to follow a logical method to get the job done. Covering both traditional and modern techniques in great detail with step-by-step directions accompanied by clear illustrations, you will be able to achieve professional results no matter the size or scale of the project. Information on upholstery tools and materials, furnishing fabrics, and trimmings available will help you build up your workshop, and sections on simple woodworking techniques, repairs, and surface finishes ensures that The Upholsterer's Step-by-Step Handbook by Alex Law is the ultimate one-stop reference for the amateur upholsterer.
With more than 650 color images, basic and traditional upholstery techniques are presented in step-by-step detail. Traditional upholstery is a craft that has evolved over centuries for padding and covering chairs, seats, and sofas. Using a solid wood or webbed platform, it can involve the use of springs, lashings, stuffings of animal hair, grasses and coir, wools, hessians, and scrims, as well as bridle or stuffing ties, blind stitching, top stitching, flocks, and wadding. Projects include various styles of chairs, from a classic dining room table chair to a contemporary armchair, antique sofa, and a bed headboard. A detailed worksheet of the general process takes you through design elements to be considered prior to embarking on your project, introduces types of stitching, and helps you troubleshoot problems. A gallery of completed projects will inspire your own creative ideas.
This comprehensive guide to water-based resist dyeing techniques makes the process easy to learn (and even more fun to play with) using Lisa's test-driven instructions for creating depth on a flat surface. Paint, stamp, stencil, splatter, layer...and come away with soft, touchable fabric made with your own signature style.