Global Expressions: Decorating with Fabrics from Around the World

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Krause Publications Craft, 2001 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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The fabrics we use to creat clothing and home decor reflect our culture and heritage. From sadza batik in Zimbabwe to Japanese sashiko quilting, this text explains the authentic method for creating each fabric, with instructions for recreating the look.
 

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Exotic hand-decorated fabrics such as Indonesian batiks and Indian block prints have become popular with patchwork enthusiasts and others who want an international flair in their decorating. But ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Introduction
7
About This Book
8
Sadza Batik Zimbabwe
10
Marbled Fabrics Turkey
22
Sashiko Japan
30
Tapa Cloth South Pacific Islands
41
Trapunto Italy
48
Adire Nigeria
90
COLLECTING BY COLOR
100
SHOPPING FOR SPECIAL TEXTILES
102
CARING FOR SPECIAL TEXTILES
104
FABRIC RESOURCES AND CRAFT SUPPLIES
106
CRAFT AND TEXTILE SUPPLIES
108
GENERAL RESOURCES
112
GLOSSARY
118

Block Printing India
56
Mola Applique Panama
70
Batik Indonesia
80
BIBLIOGRAPHY
125
ALSO BY LISA SHEPARD
127
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Shepard is a New Jersey-based writer and designer specializing in sewing, fabrics, and creative home decor. She is a marketing consultant to the industry, and offers classes, seminars, and special events for customers.

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