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Misc. & General Textile Craft Books & DVDs 

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Kraft-tex Style
Kraft-tex Style

Kraft*tex Style; Compiled by Roxane Cerda

Learn to use this great new product that is a washable kraft paper but looks, feels like leather, but sews, dyes and washes like fabric. This book is well compiled with 27 projects in color, with detailed/illustrated instructions and project materials lists. Some of the projects included are placemats, purses/totes, yoga mat sling, wallet, camera strap, patches, labels and tags, to list just a few.

8” x 10”; Softcover color pages; 117 pages.

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#BKTS
 
$21.95
$19.76
Beyond Cotton
Beyond Cotton

Beyond Cotton, making by hand: Stamp, Print, Dye and Paint by Krista Fleckenstein.

Learn how to make fabric with your own stamp designs. Krista covers, stamp carving, stamping fabric, watercolor on fabric, screen printing, dyeing and even working with leather. The full colored pages offer many techniques, as well as, templates for many of the projects. You can't go wrong with this well written book, inspiring you to create some fun, one of a kind fabrics!

8” x 10” Soft cover, 159 Full color pages

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New!
$25.16
Breakdown Printing: New Dimensions for Texture and Color
Breakdown Printing: New Dimensions for Texture and Color

This new book by artists/authors Claire Benn and Leslie Morgan, together otherwise known as "Committed to Cloth", explores the process of Breakdown Printing.

In their own words: "Breakdown printing involves applying thick dye paints or print paste directly on to the back of the screen. This is left to dry and then printed off with more dye paint or print paste, or a combination thereof. This print 'media' (the dye) is gradually dissolving the dried-on dye on the screen – it's breaking down and printing an ever-changing array of colours, marks, textures and distressed, organic and disintegrating effects."

This book is a beautifully illustrated manual on the whole process of breakdown printing. From the preparation of screens and fabrics to the use of multiple screens in the same piece, Breakdown Printing will provide you with all the skills needed to begin exploring this incredible design technique.

The new bonus DVD provides 80 minutes of demonstrations from Claire and Leslie, including how to make Chemical Water, Print Paste and thickened dye paint. The combination of the book plus DVD mean that this process is accessible to anyone, regardless of their experience level!

 

 

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! Breakdown Printing recommends that you purchase:

 

8.25" x 11.75", Soft Cover, Color Photos, 32 pages. Includes 80 minute DVD.

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#BBDP
  Soft cover, 32 pages. 80 minute DVD.
$28.00
$25.20
Made by Hand
Made by Hand

Made by Hand, A Collection of Projects to Print, Sew, Weave Dye, Knit or Otherwise Create by Lena Corwin

This really cute layout includes a wide variety of projects, knitted socks, sewing dress, soap making, braided rag rug project, embroidery, beaded jewelry, marbling, crocheted garland, screen-printing and stamping techniques . Full of great handmade gift giving ideas. Step by step photos, with many project templates/patterns included.

8.75” by 9.75”, Color photos, Hardcover, 176 pages

 

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 Hard cover, 176 pages
New!
$29.95
$26.95
One Needle, One Thread
One Needle, One Thread

One Needle, One Thread by Tomoko Torimaru, Miao (Hmong) embroidery and fabric piecework from Guizhou, China. Beautiful photography, this book explores the beautiful detailed embroidery work done by the Miao peoples of China. You will find detailed illustrated instructions on various embroidery stitches as well as many project ideas varying from handmade shoes, jacket and skirt panels. Also included is a photo index of stitches. Also, the famous Chinese forbidden knot is shown.

The maps in the back of the book are great for travelers still wanting to explore some of these areas in China which aren't as developed as the big industrialized cities in China.

Here's some useful items to help you get started:

Pre-reduced indigo crystals

Yarn

Cotton thread

Silk thread

9.5” x 9.5” Softcover, 168 pages

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#BONOT
 soft cover, 167 pages
$34.20
Cloth Doll Inspirations DVD

 

In Cloth Doll Inspirations, Patti Medaris Culea provides a variety of creative ideas for cloth doll makers. Working the same doll body three different ways (see cover photo - left), she takes inspiration from old fabrics and lace, popular doll-making themes and childhood dreams.
 
More than 5 hours of detailed instructional workshops, including:
 
- Direct Draping & Drafting of Fabrics
- Lacy Undergarments
- Ribbon Roses & Crystal Flowers
- Silk & Craft Foam Hats
- Fancy Purses & Crazy Patch Pouches
- Water Color and Marker Pen Faces
- Dispersed Dyed Fabrics
- Heat Transferred Digital Appliqués
- Beaded Ball Joints
- Embroidered Feather Stitches with Beaded Accents
- Easy Hats, Handbags and Hat Pins from Fabric Circles
- Beaded Stamp Tattoos & Heat Set Crystal Accents
- Layered Tulle Skirts with Crystal Accents
- Vintage Buckled and High-Heeled Shoes
- Lucet Braids and Fabric Tube Embellishments
- Lotus Slippers, Obi Corsets and Organza Faerie Wings
- Travel & Display Considerations
 
2-Disc DVD Set
Runtime: 317 Minutes
Universal / Worldwide Play
English Language Audio Track
 
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$45.00
$40.50
Stitch Resist Reconsidered
Stitch Resist Reconsidered

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. 

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 2 Discs - 150 minutes
$48.00
$43.20
Digital Image Transfer: Creating Art with Your Photography
Digital Image Transfer: Creating Art with Your Photography

Ellen G. Horovitz, an inspiring artist and teacher, guides readers through imaginative photo projects that transform cherished analog and digital images into works of art. Horovitz expands on traditional photo transfer, taking it to an entirely new level using digital software techniques and a wide array of innovative materials and methods, including cocoa powder, Citrasolve, copper, and packing tape. Starting with traditional photos, digital files, and instant photo emulsions, Horovitz fashions 2D and 3D art pieces, showing readers how to use conventional processes and new exploratory techniques-even left-over materials-in the creation of meaningful photo art.

  • Explains how to use photoshop, Studio Artist, Painter Essentials, and ArtMatic to prepare and enhance image files for use in art projects.
  • Explores using specialty transfer papers, solvents, shrink film, bond paper, and glues as media to transfer images onto a wide variety of substrates. 
  • Covers materials for use with inkjet printers as well as laser printers and photocopy machines. 
  • Shows how to transfer images onto glass, copper, silk, packaging tape, tissue paper - virtually any substrate to create mixed-media art.
  • Reveals new and innovative ways to transfer images. 
  • Describes the traditional cyanotype printing process and examines new approaches to instant film-based image transfer.
 

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! Digital Image Transfer recommends that you purchase:

 

8.5"x11", Soft cover, color photos, 160 pages.


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#BDIT
  Soft cover, 160 pages.
$24.95
$22.45
The Encaustic Studio: a wax workshop in mixed-media art
The Encaustic Studio: a wax workshop in mixed-media art

In The Encaustic Studio award-winning encaustic artist Daniella Woolf shares her groundbreaking techniques and ideas in working with encaustic, a highly-versatile and popular mixed-media technique that unifies and brings all elements together. Inside this essential resource, you’ll discover a thorough introduction to materials and methods, pigment exploration, sculptural techniques, and incorporating found objects. Daniella also teaches you how to compose encaustic art by layering such techniques as collage, stenciling, masking, pigmenting, and image transfers into wax, as well as how to fuse the layers with heat. You’ll be inspired by a broad selection of projects and progress into extending the myriad of possibilities using encaustic techniques. The versatility of encaustic is enhanced and beautifully illustrated throughout the book. Also included in the book is a tremendously interesting and helpful one-hour bonus DVD showcasing Daniella’s expert teaching and the book’s extensive techniques.

8.5" x 10.25", Soft cover, color photos, 160 pages. DVD is 88 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 recommends for projects. We hope this will save you time and money in extra shipping costs! The Encaustic Studio recommends that you purchase:

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#BTES
  Soft cover -159 pages.
$26.95
$24.25
Making Your Mark (Book & Bonus DVD)
Making Your Mark (Book & Bonus DVD)

Making Your Mark. Creating cloth for imagery, stitch, embroidery & embellishment.

This latest book from Claire Benn and Leslie Morgan of Committed to Cloth (C2C) explores the magic of using "everyday" tools such as scrapers, rollers, squeeze bottles etc. to create individual, personal marks on cloth or paper. It is the seventh title in C2C's practical "how-to" series.

With practice and imagination these tools are capable of producing imagery and marks that come from a very direct sense of the maker's hand. Their simplicity carries power in that no mark made can ever be exactly repeated, which generates work of real energy – and it doesn't look machine-made. Let's face it, the motivation to explore surface design usually comes from a desire to move away from using commercially produced fabric.

Using the approaches described in this book will enable you to create very personal work; perfect backgrounds for additional imagery, stitch or embroidery - or ready to use for collage or piecing, or for garment and interior's yardage.

The 52 pages contain clear step-by-step instructions in plain English, accompanied by over 100 instructional and inspiring colour images. Recipes for different media such as thickened dyes and discharge paste are included along with guidance on fabric paints and the use of resists. Leslie and Claire also cover how to change the value and consistency of the different media to suit the tool being used.

The bonus DVD provides 2 hours of "show and tell" on using different tools - it's the longest DVD to accompany any of the C2C books - a valuable asset as it's just like being on a workshop with Claire & Leslie.

8.75"x11.75", Soft cover, spiral bound, color images, 52 pages. DVD is 120 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! Making Your Mark recommends that you purchase:

Fabric
Speedball Squeegees
Fabric Paint
Squeeze Bottles
Needle Tip Applicator Bottles
Foam Core Dye Pens
Procion Dyes
Soda Ash
Urea
Sodium Alginate
Water Softener
Ludigol
Print Base Kit
Dharma Discharge Paste
Color Remover (Thiox)
Linocut blades and handle
Hobby Knife
Stamp making tools
Stenciling tools
Rubber Brayer
Rubber Gloves
Apron
Artist Sponges
Compressed Sponges
Sponge Roller Tops
Pump Pressure Spray Bottle

 
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#BMYM
  Soft cover, 52 pages. DVD is 120 min.
$37.80
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
Elegant Figurines
Elegant Figurines

Elegant Figurines for Home and Garden is a detailed Paverpol project book for those interested in the fabric sculpture technique. A great explanation of the products, applications and detailed instructions. This 32 page book has twelve detailed step by step project guides. Great for beginners or already knowledgeable artists who need some project suggestions.

The author, Jossy de Roode, has been working with Paverpol for years, as well as teaching workshops in its use. This book is an excellent way to get inspired and informed on the uses of Paverpol. Step by step projects, lots of tips.

5.75" x 8.25", Soft cover, black & white and color photos, 32 pages.

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  Soft cover, 32 pages.
$16.95
$15.25
Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece

In this great book, self-taught dyer Gail Callahan will show you simple techniques for dyeing yarn and roving that use standard kitchen equipment. Dyeing can be done in a microwave oven, a sturdy stovetop kettle, a crockpot, a traditional oven, or even an electric frying pan. Callahan covers singlecolor methods, self-striping and multicolored yarns with dip-dyeing, tie-dyeing hand-painting, and other inventive techniques. She provides detailed advice on color theory and types of dyes, including food colors and other "grocery store" dyes as well as the professional grade Acid Dyes. This book is great for beginning dyers. Soon you will be dyeing your own Indie Artisan colorways for knitting, crocheting, rug hooking, spinning, and weaving.

7.75" x 9.25", hard cover, color photos, 168 pages.

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#BHDY
 Hard cover, 168 pages.
no due date available.
$18.95
$17.05
Start Spinning: Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn
Start Spinning: Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn

If you are a knitter or crocheter looking to take the step from just using manufactured yarn to making your own this is a great book to get you started. Maggie Casey takes you through all the basics of drop spindles and spinning wheels. This book covers types of spindles and wheels, fiber preparation,  how to care for your equipment and how to get the type of yarn that you want to work with when your done. Clear photos make it easy to see what Casey is talking about. A great addition to your fiber arts library.

8.5" x 9", Soft cover, color photos, 119 pages.

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  Soft cover, 119 pages.
$21.95
$19.75
Paper and Metal Leaf Lamination Book & DVD
Paper and Metal Leaf Lamination Book & DVD

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 it’s not in use. If the ordinary isn’t 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:

Screen Printing Frames
Speedball Squeegees
Brushes
Freezer Paper
Hobby Knife
Needle Tip Applicator Bottles
Paints for Screen Printing
Sheer Fabric
Jones Tones Foil
Jones Tones Glue
Newsprint Paper
Masking Tape
Fabric Paint
 
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#BPMLL
  54 page book & 1 dvd - 21 minutes
$38.00
$34.20
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
Uniquely Felt
Uniquely Felt

Christine White, a professional teacher and feltmaker, gathers her considerable knowledge of the craft to write the comprehensive guide to all things felt. She describes the equipment, explores concepts and theories of felting, and thoroughly covers all felting techniques, including traditional, three-dimensional, seamless, Nuno, cobweb, carved, and Beedle ball.

And then there are the projects — handsome, indestructible bags; nuno shawls combining soft wool fibers and wispy silks; bright picnic blankets and plush bath mats; lacy curtains made with impossibly sheer cobweb felt. Every project is striking in its fabulous depth of color and purity of form. There are no stitches, no seams, and no signs of woven cloth — just a wonderful, flowing piece of textile art.

The basic steps of feltmaking are simple enough to learn in an afternoon, but the infinite possibilities in every new pile of fiber keep enthusiasts fascinated for a lifetime.

8½" x 10", Soft cover, color photos, 312 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! Uniquely Felt recommends that you purchase:

Roving
Clover Natural Wool Roving
Felting Tools
Dharma Acid Dyes
Jacquard Acid Dyes
Citric Acid
Scale
Sheer Fabrics
Virgin Wool Felt
Pressure Sprayer
Rubber Gloves
Apron
Dust Mask
Plastic Drop Cloth
Measuring Cups & Spoons
Plastic Drop Cloth
Speedball Squeegees
Squeeze Bottles
Disposeable Plastic Pipettes
Procion Dyes
Soda Ash
Urea
Sodium Alginate
Water Softener
Ludigol
Synthropol
Color Remover (Thiox)
Fabric Paints
Soy Wax
Freezer Paper
Fabric

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#BUF
 
$24.95
$22.45
Improvisational Screen Printing
Improvisational Screen Printing

Screen printing has become really popular because of the flexibility and diversity in it's application. We had to offer this book because it is filled with lots of how-to based on first hand experience.

Jane covers tools and equipment, applications, impermanent screen surfaces, such as paper, plastic and interfacing stencils, and using wax, dye and crayons on your screen. Permanent screen surfaces such as photo emulsion, paint, and thermofax. Each chapter has ideas for other experiments.

Also discussed are use of textile paints and fiber reactive dyes in relation to screen printing. A must have how-to book.

8.5" x 11" - Soft Cover, Spiral Bound, 93 pages

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Sorry, these have been discontinued.
$36.00
$32.35
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