Making Your Mark (Book & Bonus DVD)

by Claire Benn and Leslie Morgan

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:

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



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Both the book and DVD are very well done.
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The book and CDs are clear and easy to follow. They are also entertaining in their own right. I would highly recommend.
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The book was here in a few days. Excellent service
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Another great surface design book from Committed to Cloth.
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Another fabulous book from this dynamic duo - the accompanying DVD is a great bonus.
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