Complex Cloth: A Comprehensive Guide to Surface Design

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Discover textile artist Jane Dunnewold's secrets to creating visual complexity and depth in fabric. In this comprehensive guide, Jane explains her system of layering simple processes to produce intriguing, one-of-a-kind surface designs. Experiment with fiber-reactive dyes, household bleach, fabric paints, water-based resists, photocopy transfers, foiling, silk screening, stenciling, stamping, embroidery, and beading Dozens of full-color photographs of fabric, quilts, and clothing provide a sampling of Jane's incredible work ...

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Rudybird

Dec 17, 2008

Surface Design with Depth

Expand your surface design vocabulary with this colorful book. Jane Dunnewold illustrates several techniques that are interesting on their own and intriguing when combined to create what she has become known for worldwide - Complex Cloth. Use your palette and imagery along with Dunnewold's clear, thoughtful instruction to achieve results that are professional and unique. Begin by dyeing your fabric and building layer upon layer, creating subtle shifts in color, bold designs, and playful textures - all culminating in compositions that bely their two dimensional surface.

Complex Cloth is indispensable for anyone wanting to create artistic textiles. Techniques covered include; stamping, stenciling, photocopy transfer, basics of silk screening, bleach discharge, foils and glitter and much more. From organizing your workspace to fabrics and color theory, Dunnewold guides the reader through her philosophy of Complex Cloth. Valuable resource guides are included; where to purchase supplies, weights and measures, a comparison of fabric paints and a care/washing chart of photocopy processes. A wonderful addition to any textile artist's library - beginner or advanced.

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