Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design for Fabric

Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design for Fabric

by Jane Dunnewold
     
 

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When Jane Dunnewold's book Complex Cloth was published in 1996, it quickly became the bible of surface design for fiber artists. In the years since, the world of surface design has significantly expanded: now fiber artists, art-to-wear designers, and art quilters have a much broader range of surface design products to choose from, and there are a wealthSee more details below

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When Jane Dunnewold's book Complex Cloth was published in 1996, it quickly became the bible of surface design for fiber artists. In the years since, the world of surface design has significantly expanded: now fiber artists, art-to-wear designers, and art quilters have a much broader range of surface design products to choose from, and there are a wealth of technique combinations that can be used to create art cloth.

Art Cloth picks up where Complex Cloth left off, showing how to layer processes with the latest products to create stunning cloth for use in a variety of fiber art. Following Jane's techniques with step-by-step photography, you will learn to create art cloth using dyes, color removing agents, paints, and foils combined through processes that include silk-screen printing, stamping, stenciling, and handpainting.

In addition to detailed step-by-step wet-media surface design techniques, Jane demonstrates how the use of color and design contribute to successful layering. She guides and inspires artists to take their art cloth to the next level through sidebars with design tips and exercises that support the technical information.

Finally, each technique chapter concludes with project ideas for the skills learned, so anyone working through the book can literally build layers on cloth as each chapter is completed.

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"Taken as a whole, Art Cloth is more than just a how-to manual for anyone who has entertained the idea of working with fabric and creating their designs and patterns--it's interesting, instructional, and inspiring. Whether you're an experienced textile artist or simply love fabric, Art Cloth is a definite must-have and a welcomed addition to workrooms and bookshelves." - Hand/Eye Magazine

"Few artists have had the far-reaching and influential impact on the fiber art world as Jane Dunnewold. This new book by Jane will most assuredly follow in the footsteps of Complex Cloth as the surface design bible for any artist working with cloth and belongs on every surface design artists and enthusiasts' book shelf." - Sue Bleiweiss, fiber artist

"I find that Art Cloth A guide to Surface Design for Fabric by: Jane Dunnewold, to be a wonderful asset for any Textile Artist or avid Quilter that wants to take their projects to the next level." - Bukisa.com

"She gives us the tools, permission, and encouragement to explore the making of art cloth for our own reasons, in our own unique way, to create our own unduplicatable style." - Craftgossip.com

"This is such a useful craft book format! A reference book I can use to enliven all kinds of other crafts." - Craftypod.com

"Whether you are a beginner or an advanced fiber artist, this book will inspire you as you work your way through 176 pages and 500 photographs." - Debbieoverton.com

"This book is perfect for fibre artists, art-to-wear designers and art quilters of all skill levels, and you will find the inspiration to integrate rich textures, colours and patterns into each piece you create." - Fabrications

"It's interesting, instructional, and inspiring. Whether you're an experienced textile artist or simply love fabric, Art Cloth is a definite must-have and a welcomed addition to workrooms and bookshelves." - Hand/Eye Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620331811
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
03/10/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
635,208
File size:
10 MB

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Meet the Author


Jane Dunnewold has been an influential textile artist for over 20 years and is the author of Complex Cloth: A Comprehensive Guide to Surface Design (Martingale, 1996). She co-authored Finding Your Own Visual Language (2007) and Paper and Metal Leaf Lamination (2008). Jane teaches and exhibits widely and was awarded the Quilt Japan Prize in the 2002 Visions exhibition, and the Gold Prize, at the Taegue International Textile Exhibition. She is currently Vice President of Outreach for the Surface Design Association. Jane maintains Art Cloth Studios in San Antonio, Texas. Additional information and exhibition history can be found at complexcloth.com.

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