Silk Paper for Textile Artists

A creative step by step demonstration of basic methods for crafting this unique luminous fabric. In four chapters, Sarah Lawrence displays how silk paper can be embellished and adapted through the clever use of dyes, natural and manmade ingredients and simple techniques such as cutting and layering, embroidery and more. It includes examples of the myriad ways textile artists can create flat and 3-D designs in this medium, from framed articles to jewellery. Featuring photographs of the original pieces made especially for this book, along with photographs and descriptions of the authors exhibitions pieces. Includes a helpful glossary of silk making terms.

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Put Your Stamp On It: Cards, Interiors, Scrapbooks & Stationery

Want to create beautiful, hand-printed gifts and items for you, your friends and your home? Put Your Stamp On It shows you how. Drawing on a growing trend for rubber stamps and stamping as a printmaking craft – and a burgeoning stamping community of artisans and experts to go with it – this book illustrates just how easy it is to create your own rubber stamps and go on to print infinite personalized projects in the comfort of your own home.

It explores the basic principles required for a professional stamping finish, from choosing essentials tools to carving your first rubber reliefs, mounting stamps on blocks and printing on a variety of materials including fabric, paper and wood. Put Your Stamp On It also explores the brilliant duality of this printmaking medium: it can exist as a simple craft or has the potential to create more complex, intricate artworks.

Put Your Stamp On It includes 20 brilliant stamping projects from simple designs to intricate masterpieces, as well as fully-illustrated guides to the essential tools, skills and techniques with tips and tricks for troubleshooting. Be inspired to adapt projects to print on a range of materials including paper, fabric and wood, and with various inks.

A great introduction for the novice stamp maker, this book also offers more advanced tips and tricks for experienced stampers looking to expand their skills. Happy stamping!

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Popular Quilling

Helen Walter provides a wonderful new assortment of Australian native florals and charming floral emblems from around the world. The book features a brand new section on distinctive Australian animals and outback symbols, as well as a superb Christmas component, making this book an essential collection of numerous quilling designs. With easy-to-follow instructions and colour photographs of each project, Helen’s book will inspire both the novice and skilled quiller.

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Origami Basics: All You Need to Know to Make Fantastic Origami Creations

The essential origami guide for crafting fun and intricate paper creations. The easy-to-follow guide details basic folds for beginners, as well as more complex techniques as you practice your skills. Step-by-step photographs allow you to see three-dimensionally exactly how folds are executed, and annotated diagrams give clarity to tricky stages. Learn 8 simple fold sequences that can be used as the base for countless different designs, then work through the 15 specially designed projects to master more advanced techniques.

A compendium of 30 folding projects allows you to try out your new skills on a variety of models, from traditional flowers, birds, and animals to practical boxes, decorations, and tumbling toys. Get folding!

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Handmade Books and Albums: Decorate and Embellish Notebooks, Diaries and Journals

Transform ready-made albums and create stunning journals of your own with the techniques and ideas described in Handmade Books and Albums. Using easily accessible materials and equipment, you can achieve spectacular results, whether enhancing the cover of a store-bought journal or creating a sumptuous album right from scratch. Beautifully illustrated step by step instructions take you through more than 20 projects. Additional projects show you how to make paper and embellish the pages in your book. It includes a selection of the different materials that can be used for creating covering binding, and fastening notebooks and journals.

The essential handbook for the creative soul.

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A Guide to Endangered Flora in Quilling

Having already published over 86 quilled floral designs, Helen Walter now presents quilling endangered plant species. This should excite quillers and also raise an awareness of our disappearing flora, whether the disappearance be caused by climate change, human activity, loss of habitat or natural disaster. The projects are set into seven categories of endangerment: Prehistoric; Extinct; Extinct in the Wild; Critically Endangered; Endangered: Vulnerable; and Thriving. The 42 plants are all beautifully presented in full colour with clear step-by-step instructions.

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