Playful Fabric Printing
Printing your own fabric opens up an entire new world of design, especially for quilters, sewists, and other textile artists. Until now, the process of printing with dyes could seem difficult to learn and even harder to implement. But Carol Soderlund and Melanie Testa have taken all the stumbling blocks out of the way of would-be fabric dyers and printers. With step-by-step advice, instruction, and photographs, this book is a master class in using dyes and low-tech equipment to print your own fabric, and it begins at the beginning. If you’ve never handled dyes before, never designed your own print motifs, aren’t even sure what supplies or space you might need, everything you want to know is here. More advanced students will value the in-depth presentation of techniques, tools, and insights into approaching fabric printing as an art and taking your work to the next level. The opportunities for fun creative expression and producing your most original and exciting fabric work ever are unlimited with Carol and Melanie’s friendly help. It’s time to try playful fabric printing!
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Gelli Printing: Printing Without a Press on Paper and Fabric
Discover the amazing Gelli plate a revolutionary printing surface that makes it easy to produce beautiful, one-of-a-kind artwork with amazing colors and textures. This book shows how to use gelatin printing to create stunning layered prints, pages for art journals, fabric for quilting, greeting cards, and much more. Gelli printing is the perfect medium for beginners and experts alike. There s no need for an expensive or bulky press. Durable and reusable Gelli plates are easy to clean with water, so you can quickly change paint colors and move on to your next project. Wonderful results can be obtained quickly, and simple variations give each print its own unique personality.Gelli Printing gives you all the basic information you need on supplies, how to get started, and the best techniques for making colorful backgrounds, textured pages, multiple layers, and basic borders. Get inspired to create your own Gelli masterpieces with 32 original projects. You ll learn how to use stencils, stamps, masks, and found objects to create interesting and innovative works of art.”
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Tie-Dye 101: How to Make Over 20 Fabulous Patterns
Tie-Dye shirts and fabrics are a wonderful way to add creative input to your life. It is fun and easy to dye and wear your own colorful clothing. Tie-Dye 101 teaches you all of the basic tie-dye techniques, so that you can create just the design you want Tie-dye is an adventure every time, with a multitude of effects that make this craft incredibly versatile. With tie-dye it is possible to create a wide variety of designs and patterns, including stripes, spirals, swirls, speckles, circles, and sunbursts. Each of the 33 terrific projects in this book use cold water dyes applied with applicator bottles. These fiber-reactive dyes yield brilliant colors, with excellent resistance to fading so shirts can be worn for years to come.
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