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Bags with Paper and Stitch: Innovative Surface Techniques for Embellishing Bags

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Exploring the art of papermaking, this reference provides instructions on how to transform distinctive papers into unique, one-of-a-kind handbags by using modern crafting techniques. Showcasing dozens of exquisite handmade bags and the methods for achieving similar success, this guidebook provides secrets for creating bags from various types of papers and materials, including silk cocoon strippings, linen, flax, merino, and paper clay. Details on how to personalize the bags with brooches, charms, trinkets, and ...

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Overview

Exploring the art of papermaking, this reference provides instructions on how to transform distinctive papers into unique, one-of-a-kind handbags by using modern crafting techniques. Showcasing dozens of exquisite handmade bags and the methods for achieving similar success, this guidebook provides secrets for creating bags from various types of papers and materials, including silk cocoon strippings, linen, flax, merino, and paper clay. Details on how to personalize the bags with brooches, charms, trinkets, and other found objects accompany instructions on how to use embossing enamels and metals on paper fabric. With material lists and step-by-step instructions, this resource is an ideal companion for beginners and seasoned crafters alike.

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Editorial Reviews

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"An ideal book for both beginners and seasoned crafters alike. These bags are truly works of art!" - KLIATT

"This incredible book...includes directions for hundreds of projects and variations that will really start your creative juices flowing." - Fiber Arts News

"Hall's work will inspire any fiber artist to try her unique techniques. Her work is quite amazing." - The Detroit News

"Every time I thought I had picked a favorite bag, I turned the page and changed my mind!" - BellaOnline.com Guide to PaperCrafts

"Brimming with exciting ideas for creating beautiful, yet functional bags." - Total Embellishment Newsletter

"Beautifully photographed and the styles and finished objects pictured are inspirational." - Fiber Femmes online magazine

The Detroit News
Hall's work will inspire any fiber artist to try her unique techniques. Her work is quite amazing.
Fiber Arts News
This incredible book . . . includes directions for hundreds of projects and variations that will really start your creative juices flowing.
KLIATT - KLIATT Review
This wonderful book contains a variety of handbag projects made from handmade paper. Handmade paper can produce durable handbags provided the proper backing and lining are used. Each project is accompanied by detailed instructions, at least one full-color photograph and an itemized list of necessary materials. Handbags include clutch bags, bags with a wide variety of handles, and bags made out of many different papers. Information is also included about applique, transferring images to paper, and making paper from liquid clay. Details on how to personalize the bags with brooches, charms, trinkets and other found objects accompany instructions on how to use embossing enamels and metals on paper. Isobel Hall is well known as a teacher who specializes in creating beautiful handmade and functional paper handbags. This resource is an ideal book for both beginners and seasoned crafters alike. These bags are truly works of art. Age Range: Ages 12 to adult. REVIEWER: Shirley Reis (Vol. 42, No. 1)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596680517
  • Publisher: Interweave Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Isobel Hall is a papermaking, book-making, and bag-making instructor and textile designer.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     6
Tags for Bags     16
Paper from Fibers     26
Textured Papers     44
Color and Pattern     62
Evenweave Fabric and Applique     88
Paper made from Liquid Clay     106
Transferring Images     112
Suppliers     126
Further Reading     127
Index     128
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2008

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    This is a virtual feast for the eyes, full of exciting and many new techniques for creating unusual surface designs on paper, and using the paper to make sturdy handbags which will cause heads to turn. While I have not made any bags as of yet, I have used the ideas in other paper applications and am anxious to try them all. You won't be disappointed in the visual effects. The directions could have been more thorough, but the book is exciting stimulation for the eyes and the mind.

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