Textile Surface Decoration: Silk and Velvet (Paperback)Margo Singer (author)
- Publisher reprinting
Textile Surface Decoration: Silk and Velvet looks at different ways of decorating silks and velvets, introducing methods such as ikat, direct painting, block printing and stencilling, embroidery, needlefelting, foiling, dip dyeing and transfer dyeing.
The book includes a brief history of various materials and then covers the practical requirements and techniques for surface decoration, including examples from around the world, as well as a series of projects for items you can make using decorated textiles.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 108
Weight: 286 g
Dimensions: 235 x 157 x 8 mm
Although this book is only a little bigger than A5 format it is full of information and ideas.
A history and description of silk and velvet is followed by easy painting and dyeing techniques, which are comprehensively explained and illustrated with photographs. The chapter on Resist, Devore and Discharge is equally well explained, and includes the more unusual use of potassium permanganate for dyeing, and the use of household bleach for discharge. There is an interesting section on block printing and stencilling, with ideas on making your own unique blocks and stencils. Many other decorative techniques are explained and included are instructions for making accessories and gifts.
Lots of information and ideas here which are really interesting.* GUILD OF SILK PAINTERS *
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