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Fun, foolproof ways to create your own one-of-a-kind
- 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
|How To Use This Book
| 1. Getting Started
|2. Stamping and
Stencil with Found Objects
|3. Random Screenprinting
|4. Gelatin Plate Printing
|5. Screenprinting with Thickened
|6. Discharge Printing
|7. Soy Wax Batik
|9. Going Back in
|Supplies and Sources
|About the Author