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Fabric Painting
Fabric Painting
Explore a variety of fabric painting techniques and add a distinctive touch to your quilts. You'll learn how to create colorwashes and use resist techniques, as well as how to paint a Hawaiian quilt and a traditional block quilt. Try sunprinting, scrunching, and salting methods to create uniquely personal fabrics. Cindy will encourage you to experiment, be playful, and get creative!
 
11 different fabric painting techniques that everyone can learn with ease
• 3 lush quilting projects designed by quilting personality Cindy Walter
• Learn how to create your own one-of-a-kind fabric for sewing quilts, crafts, clothing, home décor, and more 
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#BFPCW
  Soft cover - 80 pages
$16.95
$15.25
Visual Texture on Fabric
Visual Texture on Fabric
Visual Texture on Fabric is a 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. 
 
•Design one-of-a-kind art cloth for your favorite quilting, sewing, home décor, and garment projects
•Create dimensional effects with ingredients like oatmeal, sugar, and soy wax-mix and match 8 resists with 7 application techniques for endless possibilities
•Materials for making non-toxic resists are easy to find, starting with your kitchen cupboards! 
 
8" x 10", soft cover, color photos, 96 pages.

In order to provide you with the best possible customer service we went through the book and made a list off all the products we carry that it recommend for projects. We hope this will save you time and money in extra shipping costs! Visual Texture on Fabric recommends that you purchase:
 
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#BVTOF
 
This book will be discontinued when gone! Get it while you can!
$24.95
$22.45
Irresistible Texture: Using Resists to Create Stunning Cloth
Irresistible Texture: Using Resists to Create Stunning Cloth

Add unique pattern and texture to your cloth with five easy, inexpensive and versatile resists. A resist is a substance applied to the cloth surface that blocks the penetration of dye or paint. Once the resist is washed out, the pattern and texture are revealed.

Lisa Kerpoe demonstrates the use of five resists: oatmeal, potato dextrin, commercial water-based resists, sodium alginate paste and soy wax. Lisa provides complete information about each resist, including benefits, application techniques, tips for applying color and wash-out procedures. The DVD is packed with tips and advice based on Lisa's expertise in working with these resists. See the magic for yourself!

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#ITDVD
  120 minutes
$35.00
$31.49
Rubbing Plate Roundup
Rubbing Plate Roundup

ONE TOOL - TWELVE TECHNIQUES

If you love texture, this book is for you! Rubbing Plate Roundup is the definitive guide to adding visual and dimensional texture to your fabric and craft projects with the simplest tool imaginable - the molded plastic rubbing plate.

Join Shelly Stokes - author, entrepreneur, artist and teacher - for a leisurely tour of not one, not  five, but twelve completely different techniques for adding texture to your art. From gelatin prints and paintstik rubbings to embossed metal and paper castings, you’ll be amazed at the range of possibilities!

Whether you are a crafter, quilter, potter or mixed-media artist, you’ll find useful techniques in familiar territory - and plenty of inspiration for venturing off on new artistic trails. Each technique is fully illustrated with complete supply lists, clear instructions and beautiful step-by-step photographs.

Fire up your imagination, gather your collection of rubbing plates and get started - you’ll be creating textured treasures from fabric, paper, clay, metal and paint before you know it!

8.5" x 11", soft cover, color photos, 64 pages.


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#BRPR
  Soft cover, 64 pages.
$22.95
$20.65
Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design for Fabric
Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design for Fabric

When Jane Dunnewold's book Complex Cloth was published in 1996, it quickly became the bible of surface design for fiber artists. In the years since, the world of surface design has significantly expanded: now fiber artists, art-to-wear designers, and art quilters have a much broader range of surface design products to choose from, and there are a wealth of technique combinations that can be used to create art cloth.

Art Cloth is an exciting sequel that picks up where Complex Cloth left off, showing how to layer processes with the latest products to create stunning cloth for use in a variety of fiber art. Following Jane's techniques with step-by-step photography, you will learn to create art cloth using dyes, color removing agents, paints, and foils combined through processes that include silk-screen printing, stamping, stenciling, and handpainting.

In addition to detailed step-by-step wet-media surface design techniques, Jane demonstrates how the use of color and design contribute to successful layering. She guides and inspires artists to take their art cloth to the next level through sidebars with design tips and exercises that support the technical information.

Finally, each technique chapter concludes with project ideas for the skills learned, so anyone working through the book can literally build layers on cloth as each chapter is completed.

  

In order to provide you with the best possible customer service we went through the book and made a list off all the products we carry that it recommends for projects. We hope this will save you time and money in extra shipping costs! Art Cloth recommends that you purchase:

 

8.5" x 10.25", Soft cover, color photos, 175 pages.




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#BAC
  Soft cover, 175 pages.
$26.95
$24.25
Fabric Color Magic
Fabric Color Magic

Here is a book we have been eagerly waiting for! Fun and exciting projects using the wonderful new line of deColourant products for discharging dye. All of the projects are easy to follow, and guide you step by step through the process, which gives you a really good idea of how it is done even if you don't want to do the specific project. A variety of techniques are covered such as stamping, stenciling, screen printing, a spray / tie technique and many more. It's really amazing what this product can do and the projects help you realize the full scope you can achieve with it.

Inside you will find:

  • Easy to follow color illustrated step-by-step instructions
  • 23 fun projects for all ages and skill levels
  • Techniques for stamping, stenciling, screenprinting, and more
  • Tips and ideas for unleashing your creativity

8.5" x 11", soft cover, color photos, 132 pages.

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#BFCM
  Soft cover, 132 pages.
$24.95
$22.49
Colour on Cloth by Ruth Issett
Colour on Cloth by Ruth Issett

A very colorful book all about working with Procion MX Fiber Reactive dyes. The author discusses color and color mixing, fabrics and equipment, many methods of direct application, as well as more advanced techniques such as working with thickened dye, resists, bleaching and discharging. She even touches on using potato dextrin! Handy charts and reipes round out this comprehensive guide to artistic exploration with fiber reactive dyes! Recipes give metric and standard US measurements.

8" x 11", Soft Cover, Color Photos, 128 pages.

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#BCOC
  Soft Cover - 128 pages
$21.95
$19.75
Create Your Own Hand Printed Cloth
Create Your Own Hand Printed Cloth
Are you a surface designer, quilter or artist looking to find a new approach to your work or materials to experiment with? Simply looking for a new hobby? This beautifully illustrated guide will show you a wealth of simple, creative ways to produce fabulous designs and textures on fabric (and many other surfaces for that matter). Whether you stamp, stencil, screen-print or hand paint, this book provides inspiration as well as essential how-to info. Reyna Gillman’s clear step-by-step instructions and recipes utilize dyes, paints, resists, discharge agents, as well as unusual and everyday objects you may already have in your home (think Jello and bubble wrap) to create one-of-a-kind art cloth.
In the author’s own words: “These techniques are low cost, low tech, low key, and high impact!”...we agree.
 

In order to provide you with the best possible customer service we went through the book and made a list off all the products we carry that it recommends for projects. We hope this will save you time and money in extra shipping costs! Create Your Own Hand Printed Cloth recommends that you purchase:

8.5" x 11" - Soft cover - Color photos - 95 pages
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#BCYO
  Soft Cover - 95 pages
$27.95
$25.15
Paintstiks on Fabric
Paintstiks on Fabric
If you're new to working with Shiva Paintstiks this book is a MUST HAVE. Things to know: What are Shiva Paintstiks?, preparation, clean up, how to use them on fabrics for great design, and make them permanent and washable. The methods include direct application, color blending, rubbings, masking, direct application with stencils and stencil brushes, making freezer paper stencils, and paint applique for quilts.
Inspiring examples round out this pretty, but potently informative little book!
8.5" x 11" - Soft Cover, Full Color, 32 pages
 
In order to provide you with the best possible customer service we went through the book and made a list off all the products we carry that it recommend for projects. We hope this will save you time and money in extra shipping costs! Paintstiks on Fabric recommends that you purchase:
 
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#BPOF
  Soft Cover, 32 pages.
$16.95
$15.25
Color Works: The Crafter's Guide to Color
Color Works: The Crafter's Guide to Color
And now, for something really great......THE MYSTERY OF COLOR REVEALED! What colors go together? How can I mix my own colors for any project? By understanding a few simple principles, renowned colorist and teacher Deb Menz shows you how to master your color desires.
This beautiful book, printed on high quality paper in gorgeous full color is spiral bound for easy use and reference while working. Chapters discussed include basic color relationships, understanding value, color contrasts, harmonies, choosing colors and design, and our favorite---color examples of spinning, knitting, surface design, beading, embroidery, quilting, weaving and paper making explaining how color impacts each.
Included is a neat punch out template color wheel section with extensive color variations.To sum it up, this book is all about color theory oriented specifically to fiber media.
7.75" x 10" - Hard Cover, Spiral Bound, 147 pages.
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#BCW
 
$24.95
$22.45
Complex Cloth - A Comprehensive Guide To Surface Design
IMG:COMPLEX CLOTH - A Comprehensive Guide to Surfa

Dunnewold explains her system of layering simple processes to produce fantastic surface design effects.
Procion dyes, bleach, fabric paints, resists, transfer papers, foil, silk screen, stenciling, stamping and more are used. Really a neat book! She pushes out into new and interesting areas where anyone can achieve unique one of a kind art and clothing.
8.5"x11", Soft cover, 164 pages, color photos.

In order to provide you with the best possible customer service we went through the book and made a list off all the products we carry that it recommends for projects. We hope this will save you time and money in extra shipping costs! Complex Cloth recommends that you purchase:

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#BCC
 
$29.99
$26.99
The Surface Designer's Handbook
The Surface Designer's Handbook
If you work with textiles and fibers and want only one reference book - this would be it. Beautifully photographed on high quality paper and spiral bound, this will become your "manual" and source of inspiration for trying new things and creating complex multi-layered "art fabrics".
Many dyes with recipes and techniques are thoroughly covered, including the fiber reactive MX dyes, as well as printing, discharging, devore, stamping, stenciling, resists, fabric paints and embellishments. Lots of technical info such as preparing fabric, stock solutions, thickening, steaming and color mixing. The glossary describes the what, where, when, and why's of all those things you're told to use but don't know how.
An excellent all purpose textile how-to book!
9.25" x 11.25" - Hard Cover, Inner Spiral Bound - 138 pages.
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#BSDH
  9.25" x 11.25" - Hard Cover, Inner Spiral Bound - 138 pages
Alas this is gone and there will be no more...well maybe on Amazon for like $1,000,000
$29.95
$26.95
Sun-Kissed Quilts and Crafts
Sun-Kissed Quilts and Crafts
Here's a brand new book completely devoted to the art of sun-painting with our Setacolor Transparent Paints. With clear instructions for both basic sun-painting as well as more advanced techniques (using salt, sand, scrunching and color layering) you will learn how to achieve beautiful results. Wondering what to do with all your lovely new sun-printed textiles? Not a problem! Included in this fabulous book are inspiring pillow and quilt ideas to keep you busy in your art room for months to come!
8.5 x 11, soft cover, 64 pages, full color.
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#BSKQ
 
Discontinued
$16.95
$15.26
How to Paint with Jacquard
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Here is an inspirational guide to using Jacquard's Dye-na-Flow, Textile Colors and Lumiere Paints. The book contains over 20 painting projects, with step-by-step directions and lots of very inspirational photos. Some of the surfaces that are painted are umbrellas, wood furniture, upholstered furniture, screens, scarves, shoes and boots, clothing and rugs, all beautiful and very artistically done. We recommend this book for beginners and advanced fabric painters alike!
9" x 11", softcover, 36 pages, color photos.
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#BHTP
 
Discontinued by the manufacturer
$6.99
$6.29
Color by Design
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In Ann Johnston’s latest book, you’ll find everything you need to know about painting and printing with Procion® Fiber Reactive dyes. There are 48 exercises to learn from with clear, step-by-step directions, along with color photographs of the many results that can be achieved. Included is a chapter dedicated to water-soluble resist and recipes for making your own resists. All in all, we recommend this very informative resource!

6.25"x8.75", hard cover, 167 pgs., color photos.

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Mixing Cups
Rubber Gloves
Apron
Dust Mask
Procion Dyes
Soda Ash
Urea
Sodium Alginate
Water Softener
Ludigol
Synthropol
Fabric
Squeeze Bottles
Brushes
Syringe
Needle Tip Applicator Bottles
Compressed Sponges
Artist Sponges
Stamping Tools

 
 
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#BCBD
 
$29.95
$26.95

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