Explore the world of textile arts, one thread at a time!
The Textile Artist’s Studio Handbook is the only book you need for expanding your repertoire of textile crafting and design techniques. This is the go-to guide for the foundations of design and fabrication, glossary of materials, and classic techniques that include weaving, dyeing, painting, and more! Plus, where else can you get behind-the-scenes access to setting up the best home textile studio for you?
Inside, you’ll find exploration of basic materials (including fibers, dyes, paints, and other media); visual tutorials for spinning, felting, crochet, weaving, sewing, and quilting; primers for surface decoration techniques such as dyeing, painting, stitching, and screen printing; and patterns and project instructions.
Owyn Ruck is the co-founder and general manager of the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Foreword by Natalie Chanin
Part I: Building a Home Textile Studio
Chapter 1: Planning the Layout
Chapter 2: Fiber Basics
Chapter 3: Felting
Chapter 4: Spinning, Knitting, and Crochet
Chapter 5: Weaving
Chapter 6: Printing
Chapter 7: Dyeing
Chapter 8: Sewing, Quilting, and Applique
Chapter 9: Needlework
About the Authors
"What knitter doesn't dream of having an in-home oasis capable of catering to her every stitching whim? The perfect personal crafting studio isn't a pipe dream if you follow the lead of authors Ruck and Popovic (of The Textile Artist's Studio Handbook)."—Cheryl Krementz, Yarn Market News magazine