- Good reference book Review by Mary Jean
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 7/14/14)
- 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 10/29/11)