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Create Your Own Hand-Printed Cloth by Rayna Gillman provides fun, foolproof ways to create your own one-of-a-kind fabric. Offered are 8 can't miss techniques for creating cloth for quilts and wearables and examples for producing fascinating effects with objects from home. Start printing original fabric with no rules and limits - explore the possibilities!

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Create Your Own Hand-Printed Cloth
Stamp, Screen & Stencil with Everyday Objects

Author: Rayna Gillman
Pages: 95
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher:C & T Publishing
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4Q0248

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Fun, foolproof ways to create your own one-of-a-kind fabric

  • Discover 8 can't miss techniques for creating one-of-a-kind cloth for quilts or wearables
  • Produce fascinating effects with objects you find at home or in the hardware store
  • Print original fabric with no rules, no limits! Explore the endless possibilities!
  • Use these techniques on cotton, silk or rayon.

About the Author

Rayna Gillman works in mixed media on fiber, using a variety of surface design, collage and printmaking techniques to integrate text and images into her work.

She made her first scrap quilt in 1974, when she fell in love with an antique quilt she could not afford. Over the years, she began to print her own fabrics and became intrigued by the textures and design potential of such items as corrugated cardboard, construction fence, and kitchen tools. Today, using found objects from the house, the hardware store and even the street, she paints, dyes and discharges working layers to add complexity to her highly recognizable fabrics.

Noted for her instinctive sense of color and her improvisational approach to design, she encourages students to work spontaneously, to experiment and to use the words "what if?' to guide them. She has taught hundreds of students not only to print their own fabrics, but to use them creatively in their quilts.

Rayna was a featured artist on Simply Quilts and has written for Quilting Arts Magazine. Her work has been widely published. She was a juror for the national show Art Quilts Lowell and teaches internationally. Her fabric and quilts have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the country and are in private collections in the United States, France, and Belgium.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
How To Use This Book 7
1. Getting Started 8
2. Stamping and Stencil with Found Objects 11
3. Random Screenprinting 21
4. Gelatin Plate Printing 33
5. Screenprinting with Thickened Dyes 45
6. Discharge Printing 58
7. Soy Wax Batik 67
8. Rubbings 80
9. Going Back in 85
Supplies and Sources 94
About the Author 95
Index 96


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