Learn to Dye Fabric the Quick and Easy Way. 12 can't-miss techniques for adding custom color to fabric, clothing, linens, and household goods. Fast! Lynn teaches you the techniques that produce rich results with minimal time and effort. Fun! Learn to create lots of exciting color blends, patterns, and textures. Easy! All you need to get started is this book, a few supplies, a measuring spoon, and some plastic containers. How can you make quilting or crafting more fun? Add color! Everything you need to know about creating fabulous hand-dyed fabrics is right here - what supplies to get, basic techniques to try, and how to achieve different visual effects. Photo galleries give you lots of ideas for projects to show off the results.
Make every occasion even more special! Today's top designers share their ideas and techniques on how to commemorate life's special events. Equal parts inspiration and how-to, this collection of custom-crafted countdown calendars is packed with creative ways to say 3.2.1. it's here!
Make a Fabric Box Tonight! Linda Johansen takes her popular fabric-bowl technique a step further with fabric boxes, and you will not believe how fast, fun, and easy they are to make! 13 beautiful projects for Square Boxes, To-Go Boxes, Treasure Chests, Recipe Boxes, and more, all with lids included. 8 basic box designs offer unlimited options for creating your own variations. Each box is unique - choose theme fabrics, hand-dyes, or whatever catches your eye, and embellish to suit your style. Make your own quick gifts or gift boxes. BONUS instructions for fabric fortune cookies! Finalist in the "Hobby/Crafts/How-To" category of the USA Book News "Best Book Awards" contest for 2005. Make it quicker with fast2fuse® Double-Sided Fusible Stiff Interfacing!
Make one tonight and use it tomorrow! Who says there’s nothing new under the sun? Try Linda Johansen’s innovative techniques for creating delightful fabric bowls and decide for yourself! Use your bowls for serving, storage, or display, but be careful - we bet you can’t stop with just one! 5 versatile bowl designs to create in your own fabric and colors. Choose from the Fast Square Bowl, Fun Triangle Bowl, Easy Round Bowl, and 2 more simple shapes. Linda shares her secrets for crisp, flexible forms, how to choose and use various materials for interfacing, and creating special effects. Bowls are reversible and washable for extra usefulness. Quilting, sewing, and craft enthusiasts will love these fabric bowls, for themselves or as gifts for family and friends!
900+ Colors, Specialty Techiniques, The Only Dyeing Book You'll Ever Need!
Author: Linda Johansen
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Now We Can Dye Happy! Formulas for more than 900 colors take the guesswork out of creating the exact color you want, when you want it. A simple and straightforward approach to fabric dyeing makes playing with color fun and exciting. Learn the basics and try a variety of specialty techniques such as twisting, pleating, layering, and painting. Dye in lots from 1/4 yard to 1 yard, or use multipliers for more. Now you have Linda's personal "recipe book" to mix any colors you can imagine. Learn how to make rainbows, subtle gradations, and unique patterns using common brands of dye, and then use your hand-dyed fabric for any project from quiltmaking to wearables to fiber art.
Art quilts are all about experimenting — using new and exciting techniques, fun and unusual supplies, and coloring variations. This book from Banar Designs will show you how to create your very own, whether you're an experienced quilter, a paper artist, or a beginning crafter. Just follow the step-by-step photos and instructions to learn easy sewing and quilting techniques, fast and fun fabric dyeing and painting, photo transferring, embellishing, hand and machine embroidery, free-motion stitching, rubber stamping, velvet stamping, and more. There also are some Artist Trading Card and postcard quilts shown. Browse the gallery of example art quilts demonstrating various techniques, then get out your fabric scraps, buttons, ribbons, and whatever you have on hand. You'll see how much fun it can be to express yourself with fabric.
Become a fabulous quilt artist - the fun, easy way! Popular quilting expert Ricky Tims presents an imaginative, new piecing technique that quilters will adore! Convergence quilts feature two or more fabrics cut into strips, sewn together, then cut and pieced again. Nothing could be simpler - or more magical! Ricky offers lots of creative guidelines but no hard-and-fast rules, so every Convergence quilt is a unique work of art. 4 projects walk you through the steps of making Convergence quilts. Quilts look complex but are fun, easy, and, best of all, creative to make. Use any fabric from commercial prints to hand-dyed. Add decorative touches such as appliqué to dress up your projects. An infinite number of looks from one ingenious technique. Visit C&T Publishing's YouTube channel to view the video trailer!
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
A richly illustrated handbook shows readers how to paint and dye fabric, featuring a wide variety of inspirational designs and projects and including step-by-step lessons in painting, dyeing, printing, and special effects using a variety of materials on different fabrics. Original.