Practical Textile Techniques

A & C Black

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Ruth Sleigh-Johnson

Softcover | 27.6 x 21.9 cm | 128 pp

A & C Black | 2010 | 9781408105870

This title presents an overview of the core textiles techniques: applique; printing onto fabric; stencilling; fabric painting; dyeing; quilting and patchwork; batik; embroidery (hand and machine); felt-making; weaving; silk painting; fusing and bonding fabric; and mark-making. Each chapter is packed with unique ideas demonstrating different ways to use the technique as you are learning. Perfect for fashion and textile students, or anyone with a passion for creative textiles.

The cheapest and easiest methods for each technique are explained, and where possible the author covers methods for working on textiles at home, without expensive equipment.

Format is strictly practical and step-by-step, with tools and working techniques fully explained and illustrated.

Table of contents:

1. Applique

2. Printing onto fabric

3. Silk painting

4. Making felt

5. Batik

6. Patchwork

7. Hand embroidery

8. Machine embroidery

9. Quilting

10. Fabric painting and stencilling

11. Using transfer paints

12. Weaving

13. Tie-dye

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