The Complete Fabric Artist's Workshop

The Complete Fabric Artist's Workshop by Susan Stein

Exploring Techniques and Materials for Creating Fashion and Decor Items from Artfully Altered Fabric

Format: Trade Paperback , 256 Pages
ISBN: 9781589236639
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The Complete Fabric Artist's Workshop is a comprehensive source of all the newest and most popular fiber art techniques! It is a compilation of the best of Fabric Art Projects (Creative Publishing international, 2009) and Fabric Art Workshop (Creative Publishing international, 2007). This technique-driven book explores a wide range of new possibilities and materials available to fabric and journal artists. Each unique technique is presented with brilliant photography and step-by-step instructions. Experiments lead to discoveries. Amaze yourself with exciting fabrics you can fashion, using everyday products and the newest materials on the market. Then turn your works of art into a journal, a quilt, a wall hanging, a garment—whatever you desire.

The Complete Fabric Artist’s Workshop teaches techniques for altering the character and color of fabric to create truly personal pieces. Watch spontaneous designs develop when you try lasagna painting, monoprinting, splash and puddle, and other unique techniques. Burn your silk, rust your cottons, and distress your felt. For each technique, Susan has designed a project that makes the most of your newly crafted fabric. Fuse Angelina fibers into a colorful collage to wrap around plain jars or vases. Send your friends one-of-a-kind fabric postcards made with painted fusible web. Give the dining room cozy ambience with gossamer silk candle covers and monoprinted placemats. Go to work in style with your brayer-printed lunch bag and a quilted, painted folder briefcase. Accessorize an outfit with a designer necklace made of unique fabric beads or drape your neck with a to-die-for rust-dyed scarf. Whether you are an accomplished fabric artist or a novice who's eager to learn, you’ll find The Complete Fabric Artist's Workshop extremely helpful and inspiring.

Susan Stein owned a successful quilt and fiber arts shop in St. Paul, Minnesota called Colorful Quilts and Textiles. She stocked all the cutting edge products for quilters and fabric artists who love to go beyond basics into fabric painting, dyeing, fabric manipulation, and other fiber arts. In 2003, Susan was voted Minnesota Quilter of the Year. She is the author of Fabric Art Workshop, The Complete Photo Guide to Textile Art, and The Complete Photo Guide to Art Quilting published by CPi. She has also written two other quilting books and has researched and contributed to numerous Creative Publishing international titles. Susan is now retired, but still quilting and exploring fabric arts for fun!
Format: Trade Paperback , 256 Pages
ISBN: 9781589236639
Size: 8.25 in x 10.8125 in / 210 mm x 275 mm



Paintstiks Technique Quartet

Paintstik Decorated Apron

Brayer Painting

Brayer-Painted Lunch Bag

Quilted/Painted Folder Briefcase

Sponge Painting

Stamping with Found Objects

Nature Printing


Monoprinted Placemats

Splash and Puddle Painting

Sunprinting with Paint

Resisting Paint

Painted Tabletop Screen

Lasagna Dyeing

Lasagna Painted Silk Throw

Rust Dyeing

Rust-Dyed Silk Scarf

Screen Printing

Screen-Printed Pillowcase

Shaving Cream Marbling

Color Discharge with Bleach

Discharged Dye Pillow

Image to Fabric Sheet Transfer

Photo-Transfer Mail Sorter

Printout to Fabric Transfer

Inkjet Transparency to Book Cover


Foiling Four Ways

Fabric Beads

Fabric Bead Necklace

Silk Fusion

Silk Cocoons and More

Gossamer Silk

Gossamer Silk Candle Cover

Burned-Edge Applique

Burned-Edge Applique Tea Cozy

Distressed Felt

Painted Fusible Web

Painted Fusible Web Postcards

Angelina Fiber

Angelina Jar Wrap

Ribbon Netting

No-Sew Matted Assemblage

Collage with Fabric

Collaged Wall Hanging




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