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Whether you're an ardent quilter, a seasoned sewer, or a novice, let Exploring Textile Arts lift your talents and dreams to a higher level. Become a skilled fabric artist with this comprehensive guidebook as your personal trainer.

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Exploring Textile Arts


Exploring Textile Arts
The Ultimate Guide to Manipulating, Coloring and Embellishing Fabrics

Pages: 224
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: Creative Publishing
Item Code: 4Q0410
Weight: 1.60 lbs

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Whether you're an ardent quilter, a seasoned sewer, or a novice, let Exploring Textile Arts lift your talents and dreams to a higher level.

Discover in step-by-step detail how to transform ordinary fabrics from ho hum to WOW! using cutting-edge techniques and products. These are the same techniques used by nationally known fabric artists-many of their creations are showcased inside. Unlock their secrets as you enjoy your own journey of creative explorations!

Here are some of the techniques you'll learn:

  • Felting
  • Pin Weaving
  • Quilting & Trapunto
  • Pleating & Texturizing
  • Stitched Designs & Appliqué
  • Openwork & Thread Lace
  • Devoré
  • Stamping, Stenciling, & Screen Printing
  • Serti
  • Sun Printing
  • Photo Transfer
  • Foiling & Beadwork

Become a skilled fabric artist with this comprehensive guidebook as your personal trainer

Table of Contents

Introduction 6Dyes
Part 1:Texture & Depth 10Fabric Paints
Artists' Gallery #1 13 Stamping
Manipulations 33 Stenciling
Making Felt 35 Screen Printing
Felted Wool 40 Resists
Pin Weaving 44 Tie-dyeing
Random-cut Fabric Weaving 55 Serti
Quilted Effects 61 Sun Printing 166
Trapunto 69 Discharging Dye
Pleated Effects 74 Foiling
Texturizing Fabrics 79 Photo Transfer
Couching 84 Stitched Designs 179
Decorative Bobbin Thread Sewing 88 Free-motion Embroidery 181
Double-needle Stitching 90 Appliqué 185
Machine Openwork 92 Raw-edge Appliqué
Thread Lace 96 Lined Appliqué
Embossed Velvet 98 Negative Appliqué 195
Devoré 100Bias Strip Appliqué
Part 2: Color & Design 105 Beadwork on Fabric
Artists Gallery #2
Transferring Designs & Marking Fabric
Dyeing & Design Techniques 123 Stabilizers 218
Fabrics 124 Index 220
Playing With Color 126 Source List 224

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