Wen Redmond's Digital Fiber Art

Combine Photos & Fabric - Create Your Own Mixed-Media Masterpiece

Author: Wen Redmond

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 161745270X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 9697

Create mixed-media art quilts starting from your digital photographs. Wen Redmond teaches you to edit images with software, print them onto fabric, and accentuate them with stitching.

Art Quilt Collage

A Creative Journey in Fabric, Paint & Stitch

Author: Deborah Boschert

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1617452858

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 100

View: 7826

Make treasured art quilts from bits of cloth, stitched motifs, and painted details. This visual, step-by-step guide to art quilting shares techniques, checklists, and work-along projects using 8 design guides.

Fabric Surface Design

Author: Cheryl Rezendes

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428119

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 313

View: 5617

Presents step-by-step instructions for creating surface designs on fabric using textile paints and printing ink, and includes tips on such techniques as stamping, silkscreen, image transfer, marbling, and Japanese shibori.

Text in Textile Art

Author: Sara Impey

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: 9781849940429

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 7548

The use of text is currently very popular in textile art, and its creative potential is unlimited. Text can engage directly with the viewer to express personal concerns, social and political issues and even humour. In this exciting new book, Sara Impey, one of the world's best-known textile artists and an innovator in using text in her work, presents the definitive guide to text in textiles. She aims to inspire makers with the confidence to use text, to illustrate how it can be used as a means of self-expression, and to provide advice on where to look for sources of inspiration. The book includes a brief discussion of stitched lettering in history, and examines the current scene, including contemporary artists such as Tracey Emin. It then goes on to explore how to find inspiration for your work, whether personal or political, with exercises on how to get your thoughts organized. Finally, a wealth of practical tips are given on how to get text into your work, including hand-stitching techniques, computers and the new generation of sewing machines, photo transfer, found objects and the use of newsprint and other printed materials. It also contains valuable information on copyright. This fascinating book is perfect for any textile artist who wants to add an extra dimension to their work by incorporating text.

Textile Collage

using collage techniques in textile art

Author: Mandy Pattullo

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849944172

Category: Design

Page: 300

View: 6722

Textile artist and surface designer Mandy Pattullo marries fabric with collage techniques to produce beautiful pieces of art. In Textile Collage she shows a fresh way to use scraps and oddments of fabrics to create something unique and personal, while also being economical – perfect for those who have hoarded bits of fabric, trim and memory-filled domestic textiles over the years. Chapter one covers 'Materials': collecting and sourcing fabric including unpicking and storing found fabric. In chapter two, 'Make', Mandy guides you through all the artistic and creative elements that you need to consider to create a beautiful collage. The following chapter 'Portray' looks at piecing together a collaged portrait – human or animal – showing the figurative approach in collage work that includes transfer images and using found photographs. In the chapter 'Worn', the collage technique is used to embellish skirts, jackets and accessories. The final chapter 'Book' looks at the fabric book as a receptacle for textile collage, with a range of approaches and forms explored. This is a wonderful resource for all textilers looking to make the most of the found fabrics they love and fully explore the technique of collage with textiles.

Instinctive Quilt Art

Fusing Techniques and Design

Author: Bethan Ash

Publisher: B.T. Batsford

ISBN: 9781849940092

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 5551

Break free from the shackles of conventional patchwork with this guide to quilting 'by instinct' Award-winning quilt artist Bethan Ash shows how to create magnificent collage-like quilts using simple fusing techniques. The book is packed with exercises to help you choose design styles and develop your approach to your subject matter.

Photo Craft

Creative Mixed Media and Digital Approaches to Transforming Your Photographs

Author: Susan Tuttle,Christy Hydeck

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440318702

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 7397

Digital Photography and Mixed Media--a creative match made in heaven! Love photography? Want to make yours better? Want to use your photography as a springboard for fabulous and diverse mixed media and digital projects? Photo Craft will help you elevate the average into the extraordinary! Using Adobe's Photoshop Elements and following thorough, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, you'll learn to make basic adjustments to your photographs that will yield stunning and artistic results. You'll also learn to use those photographs--along with some everyday mixed-media supplies--to create unique and personal art. Inside You'll Find: 13 stepped out mixed media techniques and projects 16 stepped out digital techniques 9 stellar techniques and projects from contributing artists including Michele Beschen and Claudine Hellmuth Dozens of great examples of and tips for iPhoneography Countless inspirational suggestions for photo field trips and photo shoots An author curated list of recommended apps to take your photos to the next level Access to exclusive online materials including new techniques and projects and downloadable materials for your personal use So get to it! Take new pictures today (any every day!), look through those boxes of old and long-forgotten photos, and free those lonely images from your hard drive. Make them better, make them new and make them art. Soon you'll be seeing things in a whole new way!

Inkjet Printing on Fabric

Direct Techniques

Author: Wendy Cotterill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408191911

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 9519

Inkjet printing on fabric is a highly popular technique, due not least to the accessibility of the basic materials: desktop PCs and printers. There is strong interest from both textile artists and creative quilters, but the technical equipment can be an obstacle for many practitioners who have little or no IT skills. Inkjet Printing on Fabric will address these issues, and will guide textile practitioners to become confident textile printers, teaching them how to use their IT equipment as a printing tool as well as a design tool. Much of the work featured in this book requires no in-depth specialist skills and highlights taking an experimental approach to using desktop technology, including step-by-step digital imaging techniques, and a demonstration of the use of specialist printing papers and mediums. Embracing technology in textile practice gives endless possibilities for developing new working methods and adapting traditional techniques. Inkjet Printing on Fabric brings these possibilities within the grasp of those with little or no specialist print studio facilities, and means that techniques that were once the domain of professional artists are now accessible to everyone.

Create with Transfer Artist Paper

Use TAP to Transfer Any Image onto Fabric, Paper, Wood, Glass, Metal, Clay & More!

Author: Lesley Riley

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1607055686

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 3708

Lesley Riley is one of the inventors of Transfer Art Paper and an unparalleled expert on how to use TAP for maximum creative effect. She'll teach you how to create unique fabric images from photographs that stay vibrant and colorfast, even after washing. You can use Lesley's photo transfer methods to quickly create your own masterpieces, using your inkjet printer and art supplies you already have at home.

Capricious Fancy

Draping and Curtaining the Historic Interior, 1800-1930

Author: Gail Caskey Winkler

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812243222

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 336

View: 8995

The materials that decorate our homes and protect us from cold, light, and prying eyes reveal as well as conceal. Drapery and curtain designs tell the story of great shifts in home and work life that accompanied innovations in textile manufacturing technology and the fashion industry over the course of the nineteenth century. Capricious Fancy chronicles the changes in fashionable curtain and drapery styles in the United States and Europe during the Industrial Revolution. This unique compilation contains hundreds of illustrations, most in full color, reproduced from more than one hundred rare pattern books, workroom manuals, trade catalogues, and examples of design literature selected from the collections of The Athenæum of Philadelphia, including the Samuel J. Dornsife Collection of The Victorian Society in America. Each design is annotated with a description of its source and significance. Gail Caskey Winkler's research confirms the mastery of French upholsterers in the art of draping windows, bedsteads, and doorways. The book follows the transmission of high styles from Paris to London to North America before the middle of the nineteenth century and the development of the retail home fashion business, including the mail-order trade. Even as wealth spread, disparity continued between the upper and middle classes in adopting the newest fashions. Meanwhile, the audience for interior fashion publications switched from male building professionals and artisans to female homemakers. With 325 images and historical commentary from a leading educator and historic preservation practitioner, Capricious Fancy is a source of authentic inspiration for preservation professionals, interior designers, set designers, museum curators, and anyone with a passion for period décor.

Art Quilts the Midwest

Author: Linzee Kull McCray

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609383230

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 81

View: 5316

As a writer covering textiles, art, and craft, Linzee Kull McCray wondered just how deeply fiber artists were influenced by their surroundings. Focusing on midwestern art quilters in particular, she put out a call for entries and nearly 100 artists responded; they were free to define those aspects of midwesterness that most affected their work. The artists selected for inclusion in this book embrace the Midwest s climate, land, people, and culture, and if they don t always embrace it wholeheartedly, then they use their art to react to it. The proof can be seen in the varied, powerful quilts in this energizing book. "

Advancing Your Photography

A Handbook for Creating Photos You'll Love

Author: Marc Silber

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633535703

Category: Photography

Page: 255

View: 3210

VALUABLE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS Jumpstart your photography: Take your photography to the next level with this easy to understand and use handbook that is packed with tips from some of the world's best photographers. Find out how you can apply their secrets for capturing outstanding photos. With this book you will understand all steps needed to be a fantastic photographer. Buy it, read it and use it to create photos that you and others will love! "Marc's new book is an all-in-one, easily accessible handbook drawn from his huge library of interviews with top photographers -- and packed with information that can be put into action immediately. This book will show you how the pros do it. Study this and take your best shot." Chase Jarvis, Multi-Award winning Photographer and CEO/Founder of CreativeLive. Photography Tips: Easy-to-understand photography tips from professional photography masters ─ all in one compact book that fits into your camera bag. Learn professional photography tips and tricks for beginners from masters of this art form: In Advancing Your Photography, Marc Silber provides the definitive handbook that will take you through the entire process of becoming an accomplished photographer. From teaching you the basics to exploring the stages of the full "cycle of photography," Silber makes it easy for you to master the art form and create stunning pictures. Valuable photography tips from thousands of hours of interviews with professional photography masters: You will learn valuable insights, including: • beginner photography tips • amateur photography tips • landscape photography tips • wedding photography tips • lifestyle photography tips • sports photography tips • animal photography tips • portrait photography tips • still life photography tips • iPhone photography tips Photography and the technology associated with it is constantly evolving, but the fundamentals remain the same. Advancing Your Photography will help to bring you the joy and satisfaction of a lifetime of pursuing the art of photography. Advancing Your Photography features: • Top tips for making outstanding photographs from iconic photographers and many other leading professional photography masters of today. • Numerous step-by-step examples • Guidance on training your eye to see composition with emotional impact • Tips on mastering the key points of operating your camera like a pro • Secrets to processing your images to professional standards • Compact design that will easily fit in your camera bag

Imagery On Fabric

A Complete Surface Design Handbook

Author: Jean Ray Laury

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1571205217

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 8457

Jean Ray Laury takes the reader step-by-step through techniques and technology for transferring images to fabric, with full-color photos and information on how to safely accomplish beautiful results. She leaves nothing unexplained about these methods and products. Lettering, photos, drawings - the possibilities are endless. Included are detailed explanations and complete material lists for each process, along with troubleshooting tips that provide tested solutions for any problems you may encounter. Topics cover working with copiers and computer printers, drawing and painting, dye transfers, silk screening, stamp printing, discharge printing, high-sensitive processes, and Polaroid. This classic text is an indispensable reference and sourcebook for anyone working with textiles.

The New Polymath

Profiles in Compound-Technology Innovations

Author: Vinnie Mirchandani

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470768457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 8714

Prepare for a world of compound innovation which blends 3, 5, 10 strands of infotech, greentech, biotech and healthtech to solve the "Grand Challenges" our world faces-and the more routine ones Polymath is the Greek word for a Renaissance person like Leonardo Da Vinci or Ben Franklin who excels in many disciplines. The New Polymath is an enterprise which has learned to amalgamate 3, 5, 10 strands of technology-infotech, cleantech, healthtech, nanotech, biotech-to create compound new products and to innovate internal processes. Anchors around case studies on innovations and creative processes at 8 New Polymath enterprises - BP, Cognizant, GE, Kleiner Perkins, National Hurricane Center, Plantronics, salesforce.com, WRHambrecht+Co Details eleven building blocks these Polymaths are utilizing - from cloud computing to sustainability to social networks Calatogs over 100 mini case studies of other innovators who are defining state-of-the-art in those eleven building block areas The New Polymath brims with innovation examples from a variety of industries, countries and business processes.

Stitch Stories

Personal places, spaces and traces in textile art

Author: Cas Holmes

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943346

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 2856

The events of your life, from local walks to exotic trips, can provide endless inspiration for textile art. This inspiring book shows you how to record your experiences, using sketchbooks, journals and photography, to create personal narratives that can form a starting point for more finished stitched-textile pieces. Acclaimed textile artist and teacher Cas Holmes, whose work is often inspired by her life and the journeys she makes, helps you find inspiration through your own life and explains how to record what you see in sketchbooks and journals, which can often become beautiful objects in themselves. She explains how you can use photography, both as documentation and as inspiration, and sometimes incorporate it into the work itself, along with found objects and ephemera. Throughout the book are useful techniques that can be harnessed to add extra interest to your work, such as methods for making layered collages, how to 'sketch' with stitch, and advice on design and colour. If you want to create beautiful, unique work inspired by your life and travels, this is the perfect book for you.

Mixed Media

New Studio Techniques

Author: Isobel Hall,Maggie Grey

Publisher: Fastprint Publishing

ISBN: 9780955537172

Category: Mixed media painting

Page: 80

View: 4452


Art Quilts International

Abstract & Geometric

Author: Martha Sielman

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780764352201

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 1420

These engaging works of art represent a range of styles across the abstract art spectrum. 300 gorgeous art quilts, bursting with color and excitement, capture the work of 124 major quilt artists from 18 countries. In-depth interviews with 29 of the artists help us understand their inspirations, their techniques, and their challenges. Learn about how Denyse Schmidt makes her color choices. Find out how Fumiko Nakayama first discovered the mola techniques for which she is famous. Discover why Sue Benner is drawn to plaids and why Deidre Adams likes old books. Participating artists come from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK, and across the US.

Artful Log Cabin Quilts

From Inspiration to Art Quilt - Color, Composition & Visual Pathways

Author: Katie Pasquini Masopust

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1617454516

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

View: 9750

Take the first steps to becoming an art quilter with popular teacher and best-selling author Katie Pasquini Masopust. Starting with an inspiration image, choose fabrics to create your own artistic log cabin quilts. Learn to navigate visual pathways and composition, applying easy techniques and experimenting with color. Student work is showcased to prove that anyone can create an art quilt! Design and make your masterpiece with freeform log cabin blocks using this versatile method.