From the introduction; "This book came out of my passion and respect for the patterns and effects that are obtainable through the combination of resist techniques, stitching and the indigo vat." ISBN: 9780855329761
This beautifully illustrated, comprehensively detailed book on pattern creation by modern shibori master Jane Callender provides 2,000 colorful combinations to use as springboards for your own creative work. Moving from the abstract to the representational and back again, Callender shows how a single motif can lead to inexhaustible interpretations across a variety of techniques, media, and materials. This rich visual lexicon is sure to be appreciated by anyone with a love of pattern, from professional designers to home crafters.
Award-winning quilt artist Valerie Goodwin shows your customers how to transform the places they love―and places they've always wanted to see―into hypnotic art quilts. Readers learn step by step how to create fiber collages based on maps of their favorite real and imaginary places. The book features a large photo gallery of quilt maps by Valerie and her students.
·Innovative designs keep your customers' creativity engaged ·Fully illustrated guide covers a variety of basic mixed-media techniques ·Bundle this book with fabric paints and mediums, markers, and fusible web
Block Printed Textiles of India: Imprints of Culture describes how one of the subcontinent's foremost crafts has created a visual identity in India and has also been a significant source of revenue through centuries of international trade. Block prints are integral to both caste dress and modern urban style and have become a perennial favorite with Indian designers and in the global fashion market. Contemporary production and use of block prints is explained, and the social and historical roots of the craft are outlined in the book.
These textiles embody richly diverse histories shaped by trade, conquest and colonization, technological innovation and entrepreneurship. The book reflects the author's extensive field research over twenty-four years - working with block printers, block makers, dye producers, entrepreneurs, designers, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations, in museums and with private collections in India. The lavish illustration details the evolution of an ancient culture and craft.
Contents: Historical Outline of Block Printing in India -Technology, Trade and Revival; Contemporary block printing in India -Tradition, Revival and Globalisation; Contemporary Trade - Merchants, Entrepreneurs and Designers; Block making; Natural Resources - Fibers, Fabrics and Dyestuffs; Sustaining the Craft-Recent Initiatives; Indian Block Prints in Museums.
Handmade cloth items always have a story, and many of us spend our lives hunting and gathering precious pieces and scraps to add that final touch of life to a special room or outfit. Cloth is an inspirational guide to the beauty, history, and utility of natural textiles. Woven throughout the five main sections—cotton, wool, silk, linen, and hide—are more than 30 breathtaking sewing projects that make the most of each textile’s properties, including waxed-cotton purses, Liberty-print cushions, silk scarves, linen bedcovers, and leather journals. With a guide full of invaluable information on where to buy antique fabrics and organic and well-sourced cloth, plus a toolkit of essential instructions on hand-dyeing fabric, Cloth is both a resource and an opportunity to create practical, precious, and personal items for mindful living.