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my life in fabric book by valori wells


My Life in Fabric with Valori Wells

14 Modern Projects - Get Creative with Fabric - Silk Screen, Block Print, Paint, Embroider

Pre-Orders Only - Ships October 15

8" x 10", 112 pages + pattern pullout, color, from C&T Publishing

Create a life full of your fabric ideas
• Make fabric come alive with silk screening, block printing, painting, and embroidery
• 14 projects in Valori's signature style; make quilts, runners, softies, and girls' sundresses with unique techniques and details
• Renowned author and designer Valori Wells shows you how to create a life full of creativity and self-expression

Take a journey with Valori Wells, traveling through her life with fabric. With her illuminating expertise, she’ll teach you inventive ways to combine fabrics with techniques such as silk screening, block printing, painting, and embroidery. Her fresh concepts and ideas are demonstrated through 14 modern projects for quilts, pillows, table runners, dresses, and more. Without a doubt, this book will redefine how you think about fabric and will inspire a journey of your own.

$26.95 [Add to Cart]

Creative Quilts by Sandra Meech
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Creative Quilts
By Sandra Meech

128 pages, soft cover, full color,
from Batsford

Leading contemporary quilts artist Sandra Meech guides you through her design classes to use art, architecture and world textiles as a source for quilt design. The new surface embellishment and mixed-media techniques plus working in three dimensions. Take your quilting and textile art work a step further with this inspiring book, new in paperback.

$19.95 [Add to Cart]

art quilt maps book


Art Quilt Maps
By Valerie S. Goodwin

95 pages, soft cover, full color,
from C&T Pblishing

Your world, Reimagined in visionarty quilted maps. Find inspiration in real and imaginary sites, in old maps, in poetry, and in memories. Transform a place's essential lines and shapes into quilt designs. Make luminous textures with fabric layering, paints, stamps, stencils, drawing, and applique.
For stabilizing use Crinoline, "I use this material because of its stiff yet lightweight quality. It also helps to keep the quilt stable and flat.

$27.95 [Add to Cart]


Crinoline White 35-38" wide - $6.00/yard [Add to Cart]


Printing on Fabric Book

Printing on Fabric
by Jen Swearington

160 pages softcover, from lark Crafts
A guide to printing that's tailored for fabric. With a screen and squeegee in hand, you can transfer texture with wax, quickly apply simple stencils, or jump right into printing vivid, detailed images using photo emulsion. In this highly illustrated book, award winning quilter and garment designer Jen Swearington covers all this and more. She also teaches print placement: learn how to layer prints, imply repeats to trick the eye, and plan precise repeats for yardage. Then explore the creative world of color with options exclusive to fabric print with vibrant thickened dyes. bleach resists, and more.

$21.95 [Add to Cart]


Mixed Media

Fabulous Fabric Art with Lutradur
by Lesley Riley

62 pages + 2 sheets Lutradur, color, softcover, from C&T Publishing
Discover all the wonderful things you can do with Lutradur--the exciting new fabric that looks, feels, and folds like translucent paper. Add luminous color and exotic effects to art quilts and mixed media art.
Includes instructions for 27 techniques and 14 projects.

$20.95 [Add to Cart]

Mixed Media Rubbing Plate Roundup Book

Rubbing Plate Roundup
by Shelly Stokes
64 pages, full-color, soft cover

Add texture to fabric, craft and mixed media projects! One tool 12 techniques. If you love texture, this book is for you. Is the definitive guide to adding visual and dimensional texture to your fabric and craft projects with the simplest tool imaginable the molded plastic rubbing plate. Five up you imagination, gather your collection of rubbing plates and get started you'll be creating textured treasures from fabric, paper, clay, metal and paint before you know it.

$22.95 [Add to Cart] spacer gif

fabric color magic book for decolourant

Fabric Color Magic
Stamp, Stencil, & Brush Your Art Out
with deColourant
by Abby Riba & Nick Coman

132 pages, color, softcover, from Harbor Sales
Now it is easier than ever to manipulate fabric color! Using "deColourant," you can add or remove color as desired. Includes easy to follow step-by-step instructions--23 fun projects for all ages and skill levels--tips and ideas for unleashing your creativity--techniques for stamping, stenciling, screen printing, and more.

$24.99 [Add to Cart]

Mixed Media

Design Magic
for Paintstiks on Fabric
by Shelly Stokes

56 pages, color, softcover,

Design your own fabulous fabric. Explore the magical would of design and create personal prints in far less time than you ever thought possible. Design magic is easier than applique and faster than fusing. Enjoy the adventure with paintstiks as you find the inner designer in your self.

$22.95 [Add to Cart]

Mixed Media

Paintstiks on Fabric Book
Simple Techniques, Fantastic Results
by Shelly Stokes
32 pages, full-color

This is a "how-to" book, offers:
• Techniques for adding paintstik color to fabric, including rubbing,
stenciling, and masking applications
• Easy-to-follow instructions with step-by-step photographs
• Answers to the most common questions about paintstiks
• Complete procedures for prep, heat setting, and cleanup
• Dozens of inspiring color photos

$16.95 [Add to Cart]