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
Includes detailed instructions for applications, processes, and embellishments, plus tips for organizing work space and finding the right supplies
Innovative surface-design techniques combine dyeing, bleaching, painting, stamping and stenciling to create rich, visually complex fabrics.
Jane Dunnewold has maintained her art studio in San Antonio, Texas, since 1978. She has produced more than 300 lengths of complex cloth, no two alike. Her work has been included in many juried and invitational exhibitions, including Quilt National '93 and '95 and Visions: Layers of Excellence '93 and '96. Jane currently teaches in and chairs the Surface Design Studio at the Southwest Craft Center in San Antonio.
DeBorah Beatty, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by DeBorah Beatty)
This is the book that has launched a thousand passions. Complex cloth or art cloth is fabric that has been dyed, painted, distressed, discharged or bleached, beaded, printed, or otherwise embellished and then hung up for all to see and enjoy. Proof that just as with a mixed media painting, it's the artist's voice, not what they chosen to express it that matters.
Until Jane Dunnewold, the concept of a single piece of cloth being a piece of art was relatively unknown. Jane takes you through each process she uses with careful details, great pictures and a commentary of what to expect and how to layer one process on top of another.
This is without a doubt my favorite surface design book.
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