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Here are some of the best DVD's related to fiber art techniques that we could find. We have a crew of our best technical folk watch every DVD that is submitted, and we only accept and carry the best ones, usually by well recognized artists who have been practicing and teaching the techniques for years. For the price of a DVD, you are getting the equivalent of a class, which would be way more expensive, might include travel and lodging, and you don't have to put up with the other students dominating the teachers time! How can you go wrong?
Vibrant color is what this DVD is about. After years of research to perfect innovative techniques for melding soy wax and dye, renown surface design artists Jane Dunnewold and Lisa Kerpoe explore three exciting applications. Learn to create your own crayons perfect for rubbings, drawing and writing, dye paste for stamping, stenciling and more. Even seasoned textile artists will find that these new techniques open up many new possibilities for surface design.
ARASHI SHIBORI: A LANGUAGE OF STRIPES • Ana Lisa Hedstrom.
Arashi Shibori: A Language of Stripes offers a complete course on arashi shibori pole wrapping to create patterned and pleated fabrics. This fascinating process can be quick and easy, or developed to make complex layered designs. Vintage arashi fabrics are featured as well as the artist’s own work.
Disc One includes: pushing tubes and wrapping cloth with string to create horizontal and diagonal lines, re-wrapping to develop criss-crossed patterns. Instruction is included on adding a twist while pushing to create small patterns.
Disc Two shows fantastic vintage arashi patterns, and gives instruction on wrapping several times to achieve the net pattern, and other more advanced techniques.
STITCH RESIST RECONSIDERED • Ana Lisa Hedstrom.
Stitch Resist Reconsidered is a course on traditional stitch resist basics and experimental use of a sewing machine and smocking pleater to create patterns and textures.
Disc One includes: Japanese hand stitched patterns with many variations. Vintage Japanese shibori is shown including similar techniques from China and Africa. There are comparisons of working on sheers, wool felt, and resist scouring of sericin from silk organzas.
Disc Two begins with a discussion of Katano hand stitched shibori through accordion pleated fabric, and continues with the use of a sewing machine to sew through folds and layers. The DVD concludes with using a smocking pleater tool to facilitate stitching, creating a series of squares for piecing, modular pleated shapes, and textured scarves. Worldwide playable - suitable for all DVD player formats.
Once again Rosi Robinson takes us on an insightful tour through the beautiful world of batik. You may have had the opportunity to read some of Rosi's books but now you can see the techniques as they happen, almost as good as being in one of her classes! Four hours of inspirational batik workshops that are sure to appeal to both teachers and students of batik. This is the step-by-step Batik DVD that we have been waiting for! A bonus - learn to batik on both paper and fabric!
Disc one is all about the "Paper Workshop". Rosi explores the ways to use waxes, tools and dyes to come up with some incredible effects on many different types of paper. Wall art, greeting cards and illuminated lamps are covered in this DVD.
Disc two covers the "Fabric Workshop". Here we are shown the uses of traditional and non-traditional utensils on both silk and cotton. Rosi teaches us how to use batiking tools from around the world as well as things from around the house! Along the way she answers many of the most common questions about how to create your own batik and what to do when things go wrong. Playable in All Regions.
Simple Silk Dyes is a DVD devoted to the new (for us), easy to use Colorhue dyes. Instant set, no muss, no fuss dyes great for those who want to dye silk and many other natural fibers without any of the usual after-processing. This makes it a perfect dye for beginners, impatient people, and class situations where you don't have a lot of time. These dyes give great pastels and moderate colors, but don't expect the intensity of professional dyes. In this DVD, Marlene Glickman takes you step by step though several techniques for applying this dye. This DVD also provides a wealth very useful color mixing advice. Good for the beginner and advanced dyer alike.
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!
Learn Kerr’s basic strategies for quick and successful mark making, and use them to develop your own unique vocabulary. Kerr starts by providing a thorough introduction to basic screen printing and an overview of her favorite materials. You will learn to make and use paper stencils; discover how to design an overall pattern using a simple repeat; and create simple two-color prints. All of these techniques are methods for creating simple background images that can be worked back into.
Then, using media such as Caran d’Ache Neocolor pencils, pastels, and more, Kerr demonstrates how to make this “fugitive” media permanent on fabric and other substrates.
Finally, you’ll learn how to work back into your pieces, as Kerr shares tips from her vast experience for adding just the right final touches. Learn quick and accessible strategies for making marks that speak to you, and start expressing yourself in your artwork.
Good customers Martine and Tom have produced 2 "How-to" DVDs for Tie-Dye, beginning and (drum roll) advanced! A complete proven system is taught, revealing the "secrets" refined by the authors over 10 years of successfully producing and selling tie-dye.
In the Tie-Dye 101: The Basics DVD, the viewer is guided through every step of the process using Fiber Reactive Procion MX Dye, including how to create basic patterns and obtain the best results. An excellent guide for anyone looking to taking the first step towards becoming a superb tie-dyer!
In Advanced Tie-Dye Techniques: Shapes and Mandalas, the viewer is guided in depth into the creation of shapes like aliens, hearts, stars, a wide assortment of mandalas, blossoms, suns, and more! Better than a book for those who desire a more hands on instructional guide. Use the concepts you learn from within this video to make your own amazing patterns and designs. If you are looking to expand your tie-dying abilities to a professional level, you can't go wrong with this!
2 disc set - 130 Minutes
Good customers Martine and Tom have produced a new "How-to" DVD for Tie-Dye that is a compilation of their beginers guide and advanced techniques! A complete proven system is taught, revealing the "secrets" refined by the authors over 10 years of successfully producing and selling tie-dye.
3 disc set - 217 Minutes
I love, love, love your Procion dyes. They make the most awesome tie-dye. My husband wore his tie-dye t-shirt to work, and now people want me to make shirts for them! I ordered the advanced tie-dye techniques dvds, and I learned a lot. My t-shirts and pillowcases are works of art!
Your products always arrive quickly, are just what I ordered, and I appreciate the recycled boxes the orders arrive in.
Thank you. I'm sure I will order from you again. I've told friends about your business as well.
This is a wonderful educational silk painting DVD containing 13 Chapters. Addie teaches how to paint on silk to create finished art. This DVD is for beginners to advanced students. Addie shows painting on silk with dyes to be a joyous, colorful and magical experience. All art in this DVD has been created by Addie who has a Masters Degree in Education.
Jill Kennedy is the well known silk paint artist and co-auther of "Silk Painting - New Ideas and Textures". She is also a great teacher! Jill's lively presentation and well organized format makes this how-to DVD a joy to watch. She's very clear, concise, and her lovey British accent is a joy to listen to. The techniques she covers are perfect for beginners through intermediate silk painters and include getting set up, water, salt, alcohol, and sugar techniques; she also demystifying things like thickeners, discharge agents, anti-spread, waxes and gutta. Demonstrations include paints and dyes, and how to fix them, including chemical and steam settng options. She says there's much more to learn, but we think there is enough here to keep anyone happily experimenting for a long time!
1 Disc - 145 minutes
About the Botanist, Chemist, Dyer, and Naturalist. Michel Garcia is a botanist, chemist, dyer, and naturalist. He is the founder of Couleur Garance (1998) in Lauris, France, and established Le Jardin Conservatoire de Plantes Tinctoriales (Botanical Garden of Dye Plants) in 2002 as a horticultural resource for chemists, natural dye researchers, and botanists. He has been instrumental in revitalizing the natural dye scene in France and abroad. Michels efforts have been pivotal to cultivating a greater understanding of natural dye history and teaching more sustainable adaptations for current practice.
The Dharma employee who previewed this DVD to make sure it was up to our standards said "Its GREAT!!! The DVD that natural dyers have been waiting years for!" Dive into a world of natural dye as Michel takes you on a wonderful journey, sharing his knowledge as one of the leading natural dye experts in the world. Learn how he has updated traditional European methods - once laborious and often polluting - into simpler, safer, modern recipes sensitive to issues of sustainability. This DVD is sure to appeal to all varieties of dyers and textile enthusiasts interested in how things work in the natural world. Learn how to use natural raw materials sensibly, artistically, and simply.
Disc One: Comprehensive Indigo Workshop using European Indigo (woad) and an ingenious resist paste. Indigo pigment extraction demonstration is followed by two quick totally organic reduction methods to kick start the vat.
Disc Two: Polychromatic color swatch projects on cotton are carried out using a variety of dye plants (oak gall nut, artichoke leaves, sawort, red leaved grape vine), extract (logwood), and insect (cochineal), combined with different concentrations of two simple mordants. Dipping in the same dye bath, stamping blocks, brush painting, and discharging effect are explained.
Info: 2 Discs; 183 min.; English narration & subtitle. Produced by Yoshiko I. Wada and Slow Fiber Studios, a program of the World Shibori Network. Directed and filmed on location in Provence, France, by Andrew Galli of Studio Galli Productions. DVD made in the USA.
An in-depth exploration and explanation of red, blue, and yellow natural dyes on animal protein fibers. Teaching sustainable processes for textiles and fashion, devising ecological dye methods by minimizing dye, fuel, mordant, time, and environmental impact on nature. Includes an investigation and interesting hypothesis of azul Maya.
About the Botanist, Chemist, Dyer, and Naturalist
Michel Garcia is a botanist, chemist, dyer, and naturalist. He is the founder of Couleur Garance (1998) in Lauris, France, and established Le Jardin Conservatoire de Plantes Tinctoriales (Botanical Garden of Dye Plants) in 2002 as a horticultural resource for chemists, natural dye researchers, and botanists. He has been instrumental in revitalizing the natural dye scene in France and abroad. Michel’s efforts have been pivotal to cultivating a greater understanding of natural dye history and teaching more sustainable adaptations for current practice.
Two-disc set, 203 minutes. English narration / Subtitles in English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish & Italian.
This is a three DVD set and is the entire Complex Cloth workshop. The demonstrations begin with dyeing and overdyeing and include all the processes used to generate a layered surface - discharging with discharge paste and also chlorine products, extensive information on textile paints, and also foiling.
In addition to the wet processes, Jane also discusses and demonstrates stamp carving, making a stencil from interfacing, and two silkscreen surfaces that are easy to make without any special light set-up. The demonstrations cover everything in the book Complex Cloth , but in an updated and expanded format. Filmed at Art Cloth Studios, this three hour presentation is the most complete information currently available as a DVD. Viewing and reviewing these demonstrations will be just like coming to San Antonio for the week long workshop! Except that you'll miss the great Mexican food!
3 Discs - 163 Minutes
This is not your average screen printing book. Renowned textile artists Claire Benn and Leslie Morgan deliver the goods with this invaluable guide to building layers of depth, color and texture on your fabric. Thoroughly covering all the basics of the process, Leslie and Claire effectively demystify this popular surface design technique while introducing the reader to a wealth of creative non traditional printing methods. This book will open your eyes to the endless design possibilities available to you by utilizing everyday materials you already have on hand. Dyes, paints, resists, discharge agents and a wide variety of other media are covered right down to specific recipes for their use. The book is accompanied by an instructional DVD that takes you step by step all the way through one of the over 25 different printing methods covered in the book for creating designs with your screen. Over 150 beautifully detailed photographs make this conveniently spiral bound manual a very enjoyable learning resource that you will revisit again and again.
8.75" x 11.75" - Soft Cover, Spiral Bound, 80 pages - DVD approx. 45 Minutes
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! Screen Printing recommends that you purchase:
Mixing CupsRubber GlovesApronPlastic Drop ClothScreen Printing MaterialsMeasuring CupsFreezer PaperNewsprint PaperMasking TapeSoy Wax FlakesBrushesFabricStencil FilmDyeSoda AshUreaSodium AlginateWater SoftenerLudigolSynthropolColor Remover (Thiox)Dharma Discharge Paste
What is Paper and Metal Leaf Lamination? Renowned fiber artists Claire Benn, Jane Dunnewold and Leslie Morgan bring this exciting mixed media approach to fabric surface design into sharp focus with this must have how-to guide.
This book will be of particular interest to surface designers looking to expand the scope of their work. Utilizing both natural and synthetic fabrics, some basic screen-printing and quilting supplies, you will learn the process of layering, fusing, stitching (and more) everything from newsprint, photocopies, art paper and metal leaf or foil to various fabrics to create breathtaking one-of-a-kind pieces of art cloth.
This book is filled with so many beautiful and inspiring photos of the authors work; you may just want to keep it on your coffee table when its not in use. If the ordinary isnt for you, then this book is! And if that isn't enough to entice you, it comes with a 21minute instructional DVD too! A great value and the best of both worlds to learn; other than taking a $400 or $500 class from these famous fiber artists!
8.75" x 11.75", soft cover, spiral bound, 54 pages, full color.
1 disc - 21 minutes
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! Paper and Metal Leaf Lamination recommends that you purchase:
Finally, a clear step-by-step tutorial made for those of us who want to use our computer printers to create images on fabric. Perfect for art cloth designers, quilters and just plain crafty folks, Ink Jet fabric printing is quickly growing in popularity.
Lynn Koolish takes you from the beginning of the process of choosing your images and fabrics to print on, all the way through to navigating and understanding your printer menus and computer photo editing software. Simple, thorough instructions and fun, inspirational examples of her work make this video a must have for anyone who likes to make art out of fabric.
1 disc - 60 minutes
Screen printing is probably the most commonly used textile craft method out there today. The ease with which multiple copies of the same image can be created is unparalleled, and there simply is no better way to produce flyers, posters, T-shirts, etc, on a large scale. The chances are, you are wearing something right now that was screen printed. Knowledge of the methods and processes is simply required for any serious textile artist.
For those of you who dont know the first thing about screen printing, here is a great way to get the basics. This quick 35 minute DVD breaks down the basics of screen printing into easy to follow, step by step instructions. Each of the most popular methods of screen preparation and use are covered, including paper stencils, drawing fluid, and photo emulsion.
When you are done with this DVD you will have the knowledge required to develop your own screens and print your own shirts, posters, flyers, etc. This DVD is a great way to get a handle on the basics of screen printing, and when you are done with it you will have a whole new craft in your growing arsenal of skills.
1 disc - 35 minutes
In this visually stimulating DVD, Fiber Artist Kerr Grabowski leads you through the exciting and versatile process she has dubbed Deconstructed Screen Printing. This technique is not a science. You will not get identical results with each print as with traditional screen printing. Each print with the same screen will evolve and change.
In this technique, objects with interesting texture are placed beneath a blank, clean screen. Thickened dye is then applied to the screen where it builds up along the lines of texture created by the covered object. Once the screen is dry, it can then be “printed” with release paste, which actually serves to re-moisten the thickened dye, allowing it to deposit on the printing surface. As the screen is used, the prints will change, and morph, as more dye is deposited and less dye remains on the screen. This breakdown of the concept of identical prints, as well as the breakdown of the initial screen image, is what lends the title "Deconstructed" Screen Printing.
For beginners and experts alike, this 3+ hr video covers the basics and demonstrates techniques that, while easy to use, will yield sophisticated results that are sure the trigger the artist's muse! Included are instructions on screens, squeegees, print boards, Fiber Reactive MX dye, and print paste. In addition, this DVD is full of inspiring samples of students work and a gallery of artists using DSP in their own work. This DVD is so enthralling it nearly shut down the office when we viewed it the first time!
2 discs - 210 minutes running length
You may have seen the Shiva Paintstiks and accessories before and wondered how one would use them? What sorts of things can be done with these products? Well this DVD answers that question in detail.
In this DVD Laura Murray, an experienced user that has taught thousands of others the 'tricks of the trade', covers many of the techniques and uses of paintstiks. Some of the subjects covered are creating texture with rubbing plates, stenciling, shading and masking, and the ever important general use, maintenance, and clean up.
For anyone that is interested in gaining more knowledge and skill with Shiva paintstiks, this DVD is just the thing. Filled with techniques, uses, and examples of finished projects, this DVD will inspire with every viewing.
1 disc - 73 minutes
This is not about traditional silk screen printing methods, but more about, as the title implies-improvisational techniques using everyday or easily accessible materials. Temporary or removable surfaces include using wax, flour, aquarelle crayons, freezer paper stencils and plastic sheets.
Jane's approach is informal and allows for creativity to flow! Most inspiring. In fact, I went out and bought a silkscreen after watching this video!
Another approach is with permanent surfaces such as using interfacing over a permanent surface which allows you to do a multi color print in one pass. The other surface is spray paint.
She only touches on what products to silkscreen with, so refer to our catalogue or web site for more info on this.
She gives helpful background info on screen mesh, squeegees and stretching your own screen. The DVD has a nice pace, is interesting and fun to watch with a little surprise at the end!
1 disc - 137 minutes
Sandra McCall, author of 2 books on stamp art, inspires artists and crafters in whole new ways with her fabulous new DVD about transforming even basic cotton muslin fabric with paint and stamps into amazing works of art! Dharmas white rayon/silk velvet scarves become exquisite works of wearable art with Fiber Reactive Dye, rubber stamps, fabric markers and beads. Sandra demonstrates how to emboss the velvet with rubber stamps and how to string delicate bead fringe to the ends of the scarf for a very artful touch. Her artistry shines when she transforms black Dharma clothing blanks (#BR32B & BR16B) into an elegant ensemble. Her techniques work equally well on dyed Dharma blanks.
Sandra also shows how to create elegant fabric beads, jewelry, purses and books with inexpensive cotton muslin, paint (Lumiere and Neopaque, among others) and a few rubber stamps. For the jewelry segment, she even teaches a great lesson on how to use a soldering iron!
With over 100 minutes of projects, tips, and ideas, this fun new DVD is packed with information and inspiration to last you a good long while. Happy creating!
125 Mins. Dual-Layer Format
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