This title will present 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 will be 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 will be explained, and where possible the author will cover methods for working on textiles at home, without expensive equipment. Format will be strictly practical and step-by-step, with tools and working techniques fully explained and illustrated.
Ruth Sleigh-Johnson teaches art and textiles at a girls' grammar school in Southend. She has 17 years experience working on magazines and freelance as a fashion/interiors stylist. This is her first book.