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Explore the world of textile arts, one thread at a time!
The Textile Artist’s Studio Handbook is the only book you need for expanding your repertoire of textile crafting and design techniques. This is the go-to guide for the foundations of design and fabrication, glossary of materials, and classic techniques that include weaving, dyeing, painting, and more! Plus, where else can you get behind-the-scenes access to setting up the best home textile studio for you?
Inside, you’ll find exploration of basic materials (including fibers, dyes, paints, and other media); visual tutorials for spinning, felting, crochet, weaving, sewing, and quilting; primers for surface decoration techniques such as dyeing, painting, stitching, and screen printing; and patterns and project instructions.
"What knitter doesn't dream of having an in-home oasis capable of catering to her every stitching whim? The perfect personal crafting studio isn't a pipe dream if you follow the lead of authors Ruck and Popovic (of The Textile Artist's Studio Handbook)."—Cheryl Krementz, Yarn Market News magazine
About the Author
Owyn Ruck is the co-founder and general manager of the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY. Visnja Popovic is the co-founder and education director of the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY. Owyn Ruck is the co-founder and general manager of the Textile Arts Center. They both currently reside in Brooklyn.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Natalie Chanin
Part I: Building a Home Textile Studio
Chapter 1: Planning the Layout
Chapter 2: Fiber Basics
Chapter 3: Felting
Chapter 4: Spinning, Knitting, and Crochet
Chapter 5: Weaving
Chapter 6: Printing
Chapter 7: Dyeing
Chapter 8: Sewing, Quilting, and Applique
Chapter 9: Needlework
About the Authors