The Textile Artist S Studio Handbook

Author: Visnja Popovic
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1610583949
Size: 58.56 MB
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Explore the world of textile arts, one thread at a time! The Textile Artist’s Studio Handbook is the only book you need for expanding your repertoire of textile crafting and design techniques. This is the go-to guide for the foundations of design and fabrication, glossary of materials, and classic techniques that include weaving, dyeing, painting, and more! Plus, where else can you get behind-the-scenes access to setting up the best home textile studio for you? Inside, you’ll find exploration of basic materials (including fibers, dyes, paints, and other media); visual tutorials for spinning, felting, crochet, weaving, sewing, and quilting; primers for surface decoration techniques such as dyeing, painting, stitching, and screen printing; and patterns and project instructions.

The Glass Artist S Studio Handbook

Author: Cecilia Cohen
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
ISBN: 1592536972
Size: 64.43 MB
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Most of the glass art books available are devoted to mastering particular techniques: stained glass, lampwork, and so on. These books are full of projects that focus on just those techniques. As with our other Studio Handbooks, we sidestep this stale formula and offer aspiring glass artists a whole-craft guide for setting up a simple studio and exploring all that the art has to offer. The Glass Artist’s Studio Handbook integrates tools, techniques, projects, and creative inspiration into a single package that will have exceptional shelf appeal.

The Surface Designer S Handbook

Author: Holly Brackmann
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 9781931499903
Size: 75.76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Beginning with studio practices and safety rules, this information-packed handbook is appropriate for both newcomers and experienced dyers but assumes that readers have a serious interest in textile design. An overview of dyeing starts with fibers and fabrics and discusses all aspects of the dyes favored by textile studios--fiber reactive, acid, vat, and disperse--before explaining discharging, screen printing, monoprinting, stamping, stenciling, resist dyeing, devore, and painting. Would-be fabric artists are advised along the way to identify a personal approach to dyeing--free spirit? rule-follower?--and color photographs of work by today's top fiber artists elucidate prevailing styles. Recipes and techniques are accompanied by step-by-step instructions with photographs, and a concealed spiral binding allows the book to lie flat. Ten appendices include a worksheet for recording chemicals, procedures, and costs for all projects; a guide to washing fabric; descriptions of stock solutions, thickeners, and steaming; a metric conversion table; and a guide to water temperatures.


Author: Marypaul Yates
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393730036
Size: 54.36 MB
Format: PDF
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Practical information usually gained only through years of work experience and word of mouth is presented in this handbook for textile designers, students, interior designers and others who use textiles in their work.

The Handbook Of Textile Culture

Author: Janis Jefferies
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474275788
Size: 56.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In recent years, the study of textiles and culture has become a dynamic field of scholarship, reflecting new global, material and technological possibilities. This is the first handbook of specially commissioned essays to provide a guide to the major strands of critical work around textiles past and present and to draw upon the work of artists and designers as well as researchers in textiles studies. The handbook offers an authoritative and wide-ranging guide to the topics, issues, and questions that are central to the study of textiles today: it examines how material practices reflect cross-cultural influences; it explores textiles' relationships to history, memory, place, and social and technological change; and considers their influence on fashion and design, sustainable production, craft, architecture, curation and contemporary textile art practice. This illustrated volume will be essential reading for students and scholars involved in research on textiles and related subjects such as dress, costume and fashion, feminism and gender, art and design, and cultural history. Cover image: Anne Wilson, To Cross (Walking New York), 2014. Site-specific performance and sculpture at The Drawing Center, NYC. Thread cross research. Photo: Christie Carlson/Anne Wilson Studio.

The Organic Artist

Author: Nick Neddo
ISBN: 1592539262
Size: 41.68 MB
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This is an art book which highlights the possibility of using natural, organic materials as art supplies and inspiration.

Mastering The Art Of Fabric Printing And Design

Author: Laurie Wisburn
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452101156
Size: 49.40 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This authoritative guide outlines everything readers need to know to create gorgeous fabrics. There's nothing like it on the market! Collected within are step-by-step tutorials for designing patterns (both digitally and by hand), a comprehensive section on printing techniques—including digital printing, screen printing, stenciling, block printing, and resist dyeing—and even insider tips for developing a collection and bringing it to the marketplace. Beautifully illustrated with swatches of exquisite fabrics and hundreds of photos, and featuring interviews with established designers such as Skinny laMinx, Ink & Spindle, and Julia Rothman, Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design is a key resource for anyone looking to learn the basics, expand their skill set, or find design inspiration.

Stitch Fibre Metal And Mixed Media

Author: Alysn Midgelow-Marsden
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9781844487622
Size: 21.76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Alysn Midgelow-Marsden shows how to use both textile-based and mixed media techniques to create beautiful artworks using metal in the forms of shim, foil and woven fabric alongside many other materials. She shares her expertise in an inspiring variety of techniques from free machine stitching to gilding, embossing, needle felting, beading, printing, appliqu�, making stitched foil fabric and using dry decal transfer images. There are eight beautiful projects to inspire and instruct textile artists everywhere, including a lampshade, bauble pods, a memory lampshade, decorative panels and a tablet cover. Artists can take inspiration from the individual surfaces that make up the pieces, he completed projects, and from the developments from each project, which have full, instructive captions. An invaluable resource for textile artists looking for new and beautiful ideas.

Textile Surface Decoration

Author: Margo Singer
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812220001
Size: 48.91 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For centuries, the opulent and luxurious qualities of silk and velvet have made them treasured fabrics throughout the world. To adventurous fiber artists, these sumptuous materials can be inviting, yet intimidating. Textile Surface Decoration: Silk and Velvet provides the detailed guidance needed to transform these fabrics into stunning new garments and original works of art. In this book, veteran textile arts educator Margo Singer provides a thorough examination of the unique properties of silk and velvet as well as the history and traditions of decorating these textiles. She then shows how to produce traditional decorative effects using household materials and widely available craft supplies. Make a velvet Japanese shibori scarf with the help of an empty glass bottle, some twine, and a blow dryer. Cut acetate stencils to create a Fortuny-inspired Belle poque design. If a calabash isn't available, use foam blocks to recreate Ghanaian adinkra prints. Textile Surface Decoration covers basic painting, immersion dyeing, block printing, and stenciling along with a variety of resist, devor, and discharge methods. Singer includes product recommendations and formulas for mixing custom dyes. The book goes beyond dyeing into embroidery, foiling, and even slashing. Numerous color photographs of traditional and contemporary fiber arts from around the world will inspire both the weekend crafter and the devoted textile artist. From Scottish paisley to the mud cloth of Mali, Textile Surface Decoration offers a world of ideas to enhance the most radiant of fabrics.