Complex Cloth: A Comprehensive Guide to Surface Design

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Fiber Studio Press, 1996 - Crafts & Hobbies - 159 pages
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"Discover textile artist Jane Dunnewold's secrets to creating visual complexity and depth in fabric. In this comprehensive guide, Jane explains her system of layering simple processes to produce intriguing, one-of-a-kind surface designs. Experiment with fiber-reactive dyes, household bleach, fabric paints, water-based resists, photocopy transfers, foiling, silk screening, stenciling, stamping, embroidery, and beading. [Includes] dozens of full-color photographs of fabric, quilts, and clothing provide a sampling of Jane's incredible work. Includes detailed instructions for applications, processes, and embellishments, plus tips for organizing work space and finding the right supplies."--Publisher's website.

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User Review  - SallyAma - LibraryThing

Jane is an amazing teacher and innovator in creating gorgeous fabrics starting from white, colors or prints. My first book from her was borrowed by a friend and never returned. So I purchased an updated version. It's a great book. Read full review

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User Review  - fabrilicious - LibraryThing

Should be called a VERY comprehensive guide to surface design. Well worth the money Read full review


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Acrylic paint adhesive apply Assemble your materials BACKSTITCH ball-point pen batching beads black-and-white Bondex Calgon cellophane chemical Clean your tools cloth or sheeting clothespins coat color scheme color theory color wheel complementary color complex cloth cotton Cross-Stitch detergent discharging dium dried dry for 24 dry or dry duct tape dye powder dye solution electric blender Elmer's Glue embroidery hoop embroidery stitches emulsion eral fabric paint Fabric prewashed fabric to dry fiber fluid ounces foam brush foil image following the instructions found objects fusible web gel medium glitter glue Hand Painting Hang the fabric Household bleach immersion dyebath iron-on ironed fabric Jane Dunnewold materials and prepare Measuring cups mending tape mesh metallic foil microfine milliliters monagum muslin needle nylon onto Optional Materials padded work surface paints thinned pattern photo emulsion photocopy piece plant mister Plastic drop cloth Plexiglas polyester Pour any unused PreVal Sprayer Procedure Procion puff paint Put the needle rayon recipe respirator rubber bands Rubber gloves RUNNING STITCH San Antonio sea sponges Seed beads shallow container Shibori silk screen Slightly padded soda ash sodium alginate solvent Speedball spoon spray Sprayer or plant squeegee stamp stencil stitch stretcher bars syringe tablespoons teaspoon techniques Tertiary colors Texas thicken thin thinned fabric paint thread tints and shades Tips and Variations transfer transparency urea velveteen washing machine water-based resist X-Acto

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About the author (1996)

Jane Dunnewold has maintained her art studio in San Antonio, Texas, since 1978. She has produced more than 300 lengths of complex cloth, no two alike. Her work has been included in many juried and invitational exhibitions, including Quilt National '93 and '95 and Visions: Layers of Excellence '93 and '96. Jane currently teaches in and chairs the Surface Design Studio at the Southwest Craft Center in San Antonio.

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