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Here are the design books & DVD's we carry.

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Kraft-tex Style
Kraft-tex Style

Kraft*tex Style; Compiled by Roxane Cerda

Learn to use this great new product that is a washable kraft paper but looks, feels like leather, but sews, dyes and washes like fabric. This book is well compiled with 27 projects in color, with detailed/illustrated instructions and project materials lists. Some of the projects included are placemats, purses/totes, yoga mat sling, wallet, camera strap, patches, labels and tags, to list just a few.

8” x 10”; Softcover color pages; 117 pages.

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Made by Hand
Made by Hand

Made by Hand, A Collection of Projects to Print, Sew, Weave Dye, Knit or Otherwise Create by Lena Corwin

This really cute layout includes a wide variety of projects, knitted socks, sewing dress, soap making, braided rag rug project, embroidery, beaded jewelry, marbling, crocheted garland, screen-printing and stamping techniques . Full of great handmade gift giving ideas. Step by step photos, with many project templates/patterns included.

8.75” by 9.75”, Color photos, Hardcover, 176 pages


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 Hard cover, 176 pages
One Needle, One Thread
One Needle, One Thread

One Needle, One Thread by Tomoko Torimaru, Miao (Hmong) embroidery and fabric piecework from Guizhou, China. Beautiful photography, this book explores the beautiful detailed embroidery work done by the Miao peoples of China. You will find detailed illustrated instructions on various embroidery stitches as well as many project ideas varying from handmade shoes, jacket and skirt panels. Also included is a photo index of stitches. Also, the famous Chinese forbidden knot is shown.

The maps in the back of the book are great for travelers still wanting to explore some of these areas in China which aren't as developed as the big industrialized cities in China.

Here's some useful items to help you get started:

Pre-reduced indigo crystals


Cotton thread

Silk thread

9.5” x 9.5” Softcover, 168 pages

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 soft cover, 167 pages
A Field Guide To Fabric Design
A Field Guide To Fabric Design
A comprehensive resource for fabric design and printing, including helpful tips and advice from today's premier fabric designers. Design and color basics are explained with step-by-step tutorials for creating repeat patterns with your computer or by hand. Explore all the different ways to transfer your designs on to fabric, from screen printing to getting licensed with a fabric company 
Add personal, distinctive style to everything you sew with fabric you designed yourself. Each tutorial is refreshingly straightforward and you'll love looking through the book's abundance of tantalizing fabric images! With a complete resources section, this indispensible guide is a must-have for hobbyists and professionals alike.
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  Soft cover - 160 pages
Making Your Mark (Book & Bonus DVD)
Making Your Mark (Book & Bonus DVD)

Making Your Mark. Creating cloth for imagery, stitch, embroidery & embellishment.

This latest book from Claire Benn and Leslie Morgan of Committed to Cloth (C2C) explores the magic of using "everyday" tools such as scrapers, rollers, squeeze bottles etc. to create individual, personal marks on cloth or paper. It is the seventh title in C2C's practical "how-to" series.

With practice and imagination these tools are capable of producing imagery and marks that come from a very direct sense of the maker's hand. Their simplicity carries power in that no mark made can ever be exactly repeated, which generates work of real energy – and it doesn't look machine-made. Let's face it, the motivation to explore surface design usually comes from a desire to move away from using commercially produced fabric.

Using the approaches described in this book will enable you to create very personal work; perfect backgrounds for additional imagery, stitch or embroidery - or ready to use for collage or piecing, or for garment and interior's yardage.

The 52 pages contain clear step-by-step instructions in plain English, accompanied by over 100 instructional and inspiring colour images. Recipes for different media such as thickened dyes and discharge paste are included along with guidance on fabric paints and the use of resists. Leslie and Claire also cover how to change the value and consistency of the different media to suit the tool being used.

The bonus DVD provides 2 hours of "show and tell" on using different tools - it's the longest DVD to accompany any of the C2C books - a valuable asset as it's just like being on a workshop with Claire & Leslie.

8.75"x11.75", Soft cover, spiral bound, color images, 52 pages. DVD is 120 minutes.

In order to provide you with the best possible customer service we went through the book and made a list off all the products we carry that it recommend for projects. We hope this will save you time and money in extra shipping costs! Making Your Mark recommends that you purchase:

Speedball Squeegees
Fabric Paint
Squeeze Bottles
Needle Tip Applicator Bottles
Foam Core Dye Pens
Procion Dyes
Soda Ash
Sodium Alginate
Water Softener
Print Base Kit
Dharma Discharge Paste
Color Remover (Thiox)
Linocut blades and handle
Hobby Knife
Stamp making tools
Stenciling tools
Rubber Brayer
Rubber Gloves
Artist Sponges
Compressed Sponges
Sponge Roller Tops
Pump Pressure Spray Bottle

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  Soft cover, 52 pages. DVD is 120 min.
Irresistible Texture: Using Resists to Create Stunning Cloth
Irresistible Texture: Using Resists to Create Stunning Cloth

Add unique pattern and texture to your cloth with five easy, inexpensive and versatile resists. A resist is a substance applied to the cloth surface that blocks the penetration of dye or paint. Once the resist is washed out, the pattern and texture are revealed.

Lisa Kerpoe demonstrates the use of five resists: oatmeal, potato dextrin, commercial water-based resists, sodium alginate paste and soy wax. Lisa provides complete information about each resist, including benefits, application techniques, tips for applying color and wash-out procedures. The DVD is packed with tips and advice based on Lisa's expertise in working with these resists. See the magic for yourself!

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  120 minutes
Rubbing Plate Roundup
Rubbing Plate Roundup


If you love texture, this book is for you! Rubbing Plate Roundup is the definitive guide to adding visual and dimensional texture to your fabric and craft projects with the simplest tool imaginable - the molded plastic rubbing plate.

Join Shelly Stokes - author, entrepreneur, artist and teacher - for a leisurely tour of not one, not  five, but twelve completely different techniques for adding texture to your art. From gelatin prints and paintstik rubbings to embossed metal and paper castings, you’ll be amazed at the range of possibilities!

Whether you are a crafter, quilter, potter or mixed-media artist, you’ll find useful techniques in familiar territory - and plenty of inspiration for venturing off on new artistic trails. Each technique is fully illustrated with complete supply lists, clear instructions and beautiful step-by-step photographs.

Fire up your imagination, gather your collection of rubbing plates and get started - you’ll be creating textured treasures from fabric, paper, clay, metal and paint before you know it!

8.5" x 11", soft cover, color photos, 64 pages.

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  Soft cover, 64 pages.
Paper and Metal Leaf Lamination Book & DVD
Paper and Metal Leaf Lamination Book & DVD

What is Paper and Metal Leaf Lamination? Renowned fiber artists Claire Benn, Jane Dunnewold and Leslie Morgan bring this exciting mixed media approach to fabric surface design into sharp focus with this must have how-to guide.

This book will be of particular interest to surface designers looking to expand the scope of their work. Utilizing both natural and synthetic fabrics, some basic screen-printing and quilting supplies, you will learn the process of layering, fusing, stitching (and more) everything from newsprint, photocopies, art paper and metal leaf or foil to various fabrics to create breathtaking one-of-a-kind pieces of art cloth.

This book is filled with so many beautiful and inspiring photos of the authors’ work; you may just want to keep it on your coffee table when it’s not in use. If the ordinary isn’t for you, then this book is! And if that isn't enough to entice you, it comes with a 21minute instructional DVD too! A great value and the best of both worlds to learn; other than taking a $400 or $500 class from these famous fiber artists!

8.75" x 11.75", soft cover, spiral bound, 54 pages, full color.

1 disc - 21 minutes

In order to provide you with the best possible customer service we went through the book and made a list off all the products we carry that it recommend for projects. We hope this will save you time and money in extra shipping costs! Paper and Metal Leaf Lamination recommends that you purchase:

Screen Printing Frames
Speedball Squeegees
Freezer Paper
Hobby Knife
Needle Tip Applicator Bottles
Paints for Screen Printing
Sheer Fabric
Jones Tones Foil
Jones Tones Glue
Newsprint Paper
Masking Tape
Fabric Paint
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  54 page book & 1 dvd - 21 minutes
Fabric Color Magic
Fabric Color Magic

Here is a book we have been eagerly waiting for! Fun and exciting projects using the wonderful new line of deColourant products for discharging dye. All of the projects are easy to follow, and guide you step by step through the process, which gives you a really good idea of how it is done even if you don't want to do the specific project. A variety of techniques are covered such as stamping, stenciling, screen printing, a spray / tie technique and many more. It's really amazing what this product can do and the projects help you realize the full scope you can achieve with it.

Inside you will find:

  • Easy to follow color illustrated step-by-step instructions
  • 23 fun projects for all ages and skill levels
  • Techniques for stamping, stenciling, screenprinting, and more
  • Tips and ideas for unleashing your creativity

8.5" x 11", soft cover, color photos, 132 pages.

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  Soft cover, 132 pages.
Complex Cloth - A Comprehensive Guide To Surface Design
IMG:COMPLEX CLOTH - A Comprehensive Guide to Surfa

Dunnewold explains her system of layering simple processes to produce fantastic surface design effects.
Procion dyes, bleach, fabric paints, resists, transfer papers, foil, silk screen, stenciling, stamping and more are used. Really a neat book! She pushes out into new and interesting areas where anyone can achieve unique one of a kind art and clothing.
8.5"x11", Soft cover, 164 pages, color photos.

In order to provide you with the best possible customer service we went through the book and made a list off all the products we carry that it recommends for projects. We hope this will save you time and money in extra shipping costs! Complex Cloth recommends that you purchase:

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