If you like printmaking and designing your own fabric, then today's techniques for using transfer dye, stencils, and copy paper just might get you into the craft room for a creative new adventure.
Click on this page from The Complete Photo Guide to Art Quilting to enlarge and read how some simple folding and stencils can be all the tools you need to make your own fabric.
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This comprehensive how-to book explores all the concepts and techniques involved in creating art quilts, including composition and design; making whole-cloth, pieced, and appliquéd art quilts; fabric manipulation and surface design; quilting/stitching; embellishing; and working in a series. Readers will find easy access to information with step-by-step directions and hundreds of full-color photos for clear understanding. Easy projects provide opportunities for the reader to try the techniques, and galleries of art quilts by various fabric artists offer beautiful examples and enticing inspiration.
Susan Stein is a nationally recognized leader in the quilt and fabric art industry, leading the way with her cutting edge store and classroom. She demonstrates fabric art techniques and exhibits her own art quilts at national quilt shows. She is the author of several books and resides in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Visit her online at http://www.colorfulquilts.com.