Visual Texture on Fabric

Visual Texture on Fabric : Create Stunning Art Cloth with Water-Based Resists

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Design one-of-a-kind art cloth for your favorite quilting, sewing, home decor, and garment projects! This comprehensive guide to water-based resist dyeing techniques makes the process easy to learn (and even more fun to play with) using textile artist Lisa Kerpoe's test-driven instructions for creating depth on a flat surface. Create dimensional effects with ingredients like oatmeal, sugar, and soy wax-mix and match 8 resists with 7 application techniques for endless possibilities. Paint, stamp, stencil, splatter, layer...and come away with soft, touchable fabric. Materials for non-toxic resists are easy to find, starting with your kitchen cupboards!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 5.84mm | 340.19g
  • Concord, United States
  • English
  • full-colour illustrations throughout
  • 1607054477
  • 9781607054474
  • 339,010

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Whether you have experience with dyeing fabric and surface design or are just getting started, Kerpoe's Visual Texture on Fabric will walk you through a library of resist types, applications, and methods for adding color All of the techniques are water based, using supplies like flour, oatmeal, washable school glue, and soy wax. Learn cool ways to create crackle resists, resists with a squeeze bottle, and sgraffito resists, with plenty of example photographs to follow. --Cloth Paper Scissors; 3/5/13 Artist Lisa Kerpoe's latest book is a comprehensive look at using eight different resists to create unique fabric and surface design. Her easygoing style will encourage readers to approach the techniques with a sense of play as they enjoy the serendipity. Each chapter provides complete instruction so readers can jump to the technique that appeals to them without reading from cover to cover, although starting with the first two chapters would be helpful for beginners. This book is brimming with photos of supplies, process, and inspiring fabric samples. Ending with an opulent gallery of work by Lisa and others, a troubleshooting guide, and resources list, this book is a top-notch guide for surface designers.--Kristine Lundblad "Quilting Arts Magazine, 08/01/12 "
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About Lisa Kerpoe

Lisa Kerpoe creates texture on cloth using a variety of techniques with paints and dyes. She teaches surface design workshops and exhibits her work worldwide.
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