The Textile Artist's Studio Handbook

The Textile Artist's Studio Handbook by Visnja Popovic and Owyn Ruck

Learn Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Fiber, Including Weaving, Knitting, Dyeing, Painting, and More

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Format: Trade Paperback , 176 Pages
ISBN: 9781592537778
Publisher: Quarry Books
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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.

Visnja Popovic is the co-founder and education director of the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY. Owyn Ruck is the co-founder and general manager of the Textile Arts Center. They both currently reside in Brooklyn.
Format: Trade Paperback , 176 Pages
ISBN: 9781592537778
Illustrations: 200+
Size: 8 in x 10 in / 203 mm x 254 mm
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Foreword by Natalie Chanin

Introduction

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

Gallery

Resources

About the Authors

Index

"If you've been itching to try a new fiber-related technique, The Textile Artist's Studio Handbook has you covered. This new book teaches the basics of weaving, knitting, printing on fabric, and more in an easy-to-understand format." - Handwoven Magazine, November 2012
"Brought to you by the textile arts centre in New York, this book brings a beautifully laid out overview to various ways of creating and embellishing fabric: felting, knitting and crochet, weaving, printing, dyeing, sewing and applique, needlework." - Kath Red
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"The subtitle "Learn Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Fiber, Including Weaving, Knitting, Dyeing, Painting, and More" is a wonderful summery of its contents. If you finally have the time, space, and budget, Part 1, devoted to building a home studio, is definitely for you. Part 2 covers seven different techniques for creating textiles from fibers and fabrics." - Notions Magazine

"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