Art Cloth eBook: A Guide to Surface Design for Fabrics

The new and easy-to-download Art Cloth eBook is a comprehensive guide to creating rich texture, color, and pattern with art cloth using surface design products and a wealth of technique combinations.
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The new and easy-to-download Art Cloth eBook is a comprehensive guide to creating rich texture, color, and pattern with art cloth using surface design products and a wealth of technique combinations.

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 contributes 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. Each techniques 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.

SKU: 10Z009

Author/Speaker/Editor: Jane Dunnewold

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596684294

Table of Contents
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Introduction

Art Cloth Fundamentals
Chapter 1: Work Space, Tools, and Materials
Chapter 2: Building Layers

Techniques and Processes
Chapter 3: Adding Color: Fiber-Reactive Dyes and Textile Paints
Chapter 4: Removing Color: Discharge Methods
Chapter 5: Making Tools: Stamps and Stencils
Chapter 6: Print and Pattern: Water-Based Resists
Chapter 7: Print and Pattern: Screenprinting
Chapter 8: Metallics: Foiling and Leafing

Appendix
Pure Dye Colors and Weights in Grams
Useful Measurements
How to Dye a Color Wheel

Resources
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

Jane Dunnewold has been an influential textile artist for more than 20 years and is the author of Complex Cloth. She teaches and exhibits internationally, and her awards include Quilt National, the Quilt Japan Prize, and the Gold Prize at the Taegu International Textile Exhibition. Jane maintains Art Cloth Studios, an exhibition and teaching facility she shares with a group of artists in San Antonio, Texas.

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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

SKU: 10Z009

Author/Speaker/Editor: Jane Dunnewold

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596684294

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Customer Reviews

Good reference book Review by Mary Jean
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This is a reference book for those new to surface design. Jane is very knowledgeable in her field, and always worth a read even for those of us familiar with most of the techniques covered. As a reference book however, I'd buy the hard copy rather than an eBook.

(Posted on 7/14/2014)

(Posted on 7/14/2014)

a must for your library! Review by Caroline Alexander

Excellent book that very clearly and methodically lays out the basics for creating art cloth. There is nothing earth-shatteringly new in here, but its all together, in the one place, and the author logically progresses from one technique to another. Jane Dunnewald's explanantions for the why it could be better to do it this way, or why one product has advantages over than another are detailed enough without being wordy, and very simple to understand if, like me, you are jargon-challenged! There are no projects to follow - this is a reference book par excellence, one you will keep close by to refer to when trying out a new technique, or troubleshooting something that may have worked in the past. I would recommend having it close by when trying new techniques from other books, as this will give you the basis from which to judge the success of what you are doing, and whether what you are about to do may have unforseen results. I wish I had bought it sooner; it could have helped me overcome more than a few oopsies, lol!

(Posted on 10/29/2011)

(Posted on 10/29/2011)