A noted textile expert passes on her skills and experience to you in this practical introduction to all of the techniques used in applying textiles to miniatures-a few very old and a few new. Experiment with producing strong, bright colors with natural dyes such as madder powder (brown, red, orange), cochineal (red, purple, pink), and onion skin (orange, yellow). Apply color and surface decoration on fabrics using dye pens, ink stamps, silk paints, and even children's wax crayons. Upholster your miniature furniture in plush devoré velvet to add a rich look, or create a patchwork quilt for a folk art inspired motif. Tackle the art of decorative accent beading by mastering the artistry of Victorian tambour embroidery. Beautifully illustrated full-color photographs show you how.