Synopses & Reviews
The Complete Fabric Artist’s Workshop is a comprehensive source of all the newest and most popular fiber art techniques! It is a compilation of the best of Fabric Art Projects (Creative Publishing international, 2009) and Fabric Art Workshop (Creative Publishing international, 2007). This technique-driven book explores a wide range of new possibilities and materials available to fabric and journal artists. Each unique technique is presented with brilliant photography and step-by-step instructions. Experiments lead to discoveries. Amaze yourself with exciting fabrics you can fashion, using everyday products and the newest materials on the market. Then turn your works of art into a journal, a quilt, a wall hanging, a garment—whatever you desire. The Complete Fabric Artist’s Workshop teaches techniques for altering the character and color of fabric to create truly personal pieces. Watch spontaneous designs develop when you try lasagna painting, monoprinting, splash and puddle, and other uniqyue techniques. Burn your silk, rust your cottons, and distress your felt. For each technique, Susan has designed a project that makes the most of your newly crafted fabric. Fuse Angelina fibers into a colorful collage to wrap around plain jars or vases. Send your friends one-of-a-kind fabric postcards made with painted fusible web. Give the dining room cozy ambience with gossamer silk candle covers and monoprinted placemats. Go to work in style with your brayer-printed lunch bag and a quilted, painted folder briefcase. Accessorize an outfit with a designer necklace made of unique fabric beads or drape your neck with a to-die-for rust-dyed scarf. Whether you are an accomplished fabric artists or a novice who’s eager to learn you’ll find The Complete Fabric Artist’s Workshop extremely helpful and inspiring.
Fabric Art Projects
shows crafters how to alter and embellish plain fabric, then use it to create useful and decorative items for fashion and home decor.
It is a technique and project book all rolled in one. The project steps teach the technique as part of the process. Readers can use different fabric art techniques to make various projects.
About the Author
Susan Stein owned a successful quilt and fiber arts shop in St. Paul, Minnesota called Colorful Quilts and Textiles. She stocked all the cutting edge products for quilters and fabric artists who love to go beyond basics into fabric painting, dyeing, fabric manipulation, and other fiber arts. In 2003, Susan was voted Minnesota Quilter of the Year. She is the author of Fabric Art Workshop, The Complete Photo Guide to Textile Art, and The Complete Photo Guide to Art Quilting published by CPi. She has also written two other quilting books and has researched and contributed to numerous Creative Publishing international titles. Susan is now retired, but still quilting and exploring fabric arts for fun!