Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Best Books of the Year | December 10, 2014

    Mary Jo Schimelpfenig: IMG Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi of 2014



    Here are the books that knocked my socks off in 2014. All of them would make great gifts; each of them was truly something that evoked that... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$21.00
List price: $29.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Crafts- Sewing
1 Home & Garden Crafts- Sewing

Art of Manipulating Fabric

by

Art of Manipulating Fabric Cover

ISBN13: 9780801984969
ISBN10: 0801984963
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 2 left in stock at $21.00!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The possibilities for three-dimensional manipulation of fabric - gathering, pleating, tucking, shirring, and quilting woven materials - are seemingly endless. To describe them all would be to describe the entire history of sewing.

In The Art of manipulating Fabric, Colette Wolff has set herself just this task, and she succeeds brilliantly. Working from the simplest possible form - a flat piece of cloth and a threaded needle - she categorizes all major dimensional techniques, show how they are related, and give examples of variations both traditional and modern. The result is an encyclopedia of techniques that resurface, reshape, restructure and reconstruct fabric.More than 350 diagrams support the extensive how-tos, organized into broad general categories, then specific sub-techniquesHandsome photos galleries showcase the breathtaking possibilities in each technique and aid visual understanding by emphasizing the sculptured fabric surface with light and shadowTextile artists and quilters, as well as garment and home decor sewers, will expand their design horizons with the almost limitless effects that can be achieved

Synopsis:

This volume demonstrates the techniques for the three-dimensional manipulation of fabric. It categorizes the techniques showing how they are related, giving examples of both modern and traditional variations. The techniques show how to reconstruct a flat piece of cloth using only a threaded needle.

Synopsis:

In Stitch Magic, fashion and textile expert Alison Reid teaches sewers how to manipulate and sculpt fabric by using such techniques as folding, cutting, pleating, tucking, gathering, and stitching, creating entirely new surfaces and textures in the process. The resulting fabrics, which look sophisticated and complex but are actually relatively simple and inexpensive to produce, can be used for entire textiles, such as cushions or blinds, or to create fashion accessories or embellishments. 

Stitch Magic serves as both a technical reference guide, which the sewer can consult time and again, as well as an inspiring project book. Among the beautiful, modern projects included are curtains and cushions, a throw, shawl, cape, necklace, and bag. Detailed illustrations throughout make all of the instructions easy to follow.

Synopsis:

Presenting an encyclopedia of techniques to resurface, reshape, restructure, and reconstruct fabric. More than 350 diagrams show how to begin with the simplest flat piece of cloth and progress to a beautiful finished tapestry.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 300-302) and index.

About the Author

'
Alison Reid is an author, illustrator, and professor of fashion and textiles. She lives in Liverpool, England.
'

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Petulant67, May 13, 2007 (view all comments by Petulant67)
Excellent book for the technical side of manipulating fabric. Takes all the hard work out of creating 3 dimentional art and design. Excellent examples, pictures and step by step instruction.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(4 of 7 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801984969
Author:
Wolff, Colette
Publisher:
Krause Publications
Author:
Reid, Alison
Location:
Iola, WI
Subject:
Sewing
Subject:
Textile Arts
Subject:
Design - Textile & Costume
Subject:
Textile fabrics
Subject:
Fancy work
Subject:
Textile Arts - General
Subject:
Needlework
Subject:
Crafts-Textiles
Subject:
Crafts - Sewing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
320 photos and illustrations
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10.00 x 7.50 in

Other books you might like

  1. Decorative Machine Stitching Used Trade Paper $4.95
  2. The Art of Embroidered Flowers New Mass Market $15.50
  3. Shibori: The Art of Fabric Folding,... Used Trade Paper $13.50
  4. The Club Series: An Introduction to... Used Spiral/comb $4.95
  5. American Contract Bridge League... Used Trade Paper $6.50
  6. Flicka, Ricka, Dicka Bake a Cake Used Trade Paper $4.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Textiles
Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Beauty and Fashion » Fashion » General and Costumes
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Sewing

Art of Manipulating Fabric Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$21.00 In Stock
Product details 144 pages kp books - English 9780801984969 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This volume demonstrates the techniques for the three-dimensional manipulation of fabric. It categorizes the techniques showing how they are related, giving examples of both modern and traditional variations. The techniques show how to reconstruct a flat piece of cloth using only a threaded needle.
"Synopsis" by ,
In Stitch Magic, fashion and textile expert Alison Reid teaches sewers how to manipulate and sculpt fabric by using such techniques as folding, cutting, pleating, tucking, gathering, and stitching, creating entirely new surfaces and textures in the process. The resulting fabrics, which look sophisticated and complex but are actually relatively simple and inexpensive to produce, can be used for entire textiles, such as cushions or blinds, or to create fashion accessories or embellishments. 

Stitch Magic serves as both a technical reference guide, which the sewer can consult time and again, as well as an inspiring project book. Among the beautiful, modern projects included are curtains and cushions, a throw, shawl, cape, necklace, and bag. Detailed illustrations throughout make all of the instructions easy to follow.

"Synopsis" by , Presenting an encyclopedia of techniques to resurface, reshape, restructure, and reconstruct fabric. More than 350 diagrams show how to begin with the simplest flat piece of cloth and progress to a beautiful finished tapestry.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.