The Complete Fabric Artist's Workshop: Exploring Techniques and Materials for Creating Fashion and Decor Items from Artfully Altered Fabric

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Creative Publishing International, Sep 1, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 256 pages

The Complete Fabric Artist's Workshop is a comprehensive source of all the newest and most popular fiber art techniques! It is a compilation of the best of Fabric Art Projects (Creative Publishing international, 2009) and Fabric Art Workshop (Creative Publishing international, 2007). This technique-driven book explores a wide range of new possibilities and materials available to fabric and journal artists. Each unique technique is presented with brilliant photography and step-by-step instructions. Experiments lead to discoveries. Amaze yourself with exciting fabrics you can fashion, using everyday products and the newest materials on the market. Then turn your works of art into a journal, a quilt, a wall hanging, a garment—whatever you desire.

The Complete Fabric Artist’s Workshop teaches techniques for altering the character and color of fabric to create truly personal pieces. Watch spontaneous designs develop when you try lasagna painting, monoprinting, splash and puddle, and other unique techniques. Burn your silk, rust your cottons, and distress your felt. For each technique, Susan has designed a project that makes the most of your newly crafted fabric. Fuse Angelina fibers into a colorful collage to wrap around plain jars or vases. Send your friends one-of-a-kind fabric postcards made with painted fusible web. Give the dining room cozy ambience with gossamer silk candle covers and monoprinted placemats. Go to work in style with your brayer-printed lunch bag and a quilted, painted folder briefcase. Accessorize an outfit with a designer necklace made of unique fabric beads or drape your neck with a to-die-for rust-dyed scarf. Whether you are an accomplished fabric artist or a novice who's eager to learn, you’ll find The Complete Fabric Artist's Workshop extremely helpful and inspiring.


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paintstiks technique quartet
paintstik decorated apron
brayer painting
brayerpainted lunch bag
quiltedpainted folder briefcase
sponge painting
stamping with found objects
nature printing
inkjet transparency to book cover
foiling four ways
fabric beads
fabric bead necklace
silk fusion
silk cocoons and more
gossamer silk
gossamer silk candle cover

monoprinted placemats
splash and puddle painting
sunprinting with paint
resisting paint
painted tabletop screen
lasagna dyeing
lasagna painted silk throw
rust dyeing
rustdyed silk scarf
screen printing
screenprinted pillowcase
shaving cream marbling
color discharge with bleach
discharged dye pillow
image to fabric sheet transfer
phototransfer mail sorter
printout to fabric transfer
burnededge appliqué
burnededge appliqué tea cozy
distressed felt
painted fusible web
painted fusible web postcards
angelina fiber
angelina jar wrap
ribbon netting
nosew matted assemblage
collage with fabric
collaged wall hanging
gallery of artists projects
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Susan Stein owns a successful quilt and fiber arts shop in St. Paul, Minnesota called Colorful Quilts and Textiles. She stocks all the cutting edge products for quilters and fabric artists who love to go beyond basics into fabric painting, dyeing, fabric manipulation, and other fiber arts. In 2003, Susan was voted Minnesota Quilter of the Year. She has written two other quilting books and has researched and contributed to numerous Creative Publishing international titles. Check out her store and some of her work at

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