Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design for Fabric

Author(s): Jane Dunnewold

Practical Art

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.


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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.

Table of Contents 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

General Fields

  • : 9781596681958
  • : Interweave Press Inc
  • : Interweave Press Inc
  • : 0.662
  • : June 2010
  • : 260mm X 216mm X 13mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jane Dunnewold
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 176
  • : 500 illustrations, colour