Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Fabric Painting
This illustrated book is packed with new ideas on the art of painting on fabric and is likely to become an invaluable addition to any fabric painter's bookshelf. Jill Kennedy and Jane Varrall reveal how to use the wide range of materials available today to create designs on a variety of fabrics. The main body of the book introduces the reader to a wide range of techniques and exciting ways of applying colour to fabric. As well as traditional methods such as tie-and-dye, screenprinting, gutta and wax, new ideas are explored, including marbling, foil printing and methods inspired by interior design such as woodgraining, combing and stencilling. There is also a chapter dealing with the ways in which several techniques can be combined to create more complex designs, and an extensive reference section at the end of the book is full of advice on equipment, safety and aftercare of the painted fabrics.