Category Archives: Fiber

The Fiberarts Book of Wearable Art, by Katherine Duncan Aimone

The Fiberarts Book of Wearable Art, by Katherine Duncan Aimone is a lovely, lavishly illustrated book to inspire fiber and fabric artists. It’s like attending a stylish, wearable art fashion show in the comfort of your own home. In 171 pages — on high-quality paper — you’ll see an array of wonderful wearables by fiber artists based in the United States. Two insightful essays introduce readers to the evolving scene… Read More »

Shibori by Lynne Caldwell

Shibori, A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Color & Texture on Fabric by Lynne Caldwell is one of the better books written for artists interested in learning the art of shibori from beginning to some intermediate techniques. Summary Comprehensive lists of tools, materials and techniques for four types of shibori Very good step-by-step instructions accompanied by clear photos and illustrations Exciting projects designed to show practical and creative applications for garments… Read More »

Creative Batik by Rosi Robinson

Creative Batik by Rosi Robinson is a must have for the beginning batik artist and an excellent reference to keep on the shelf for inspiration and instruction in the modern methods of producing batik art cloth. Summary Short history of traditional batik Detailed chapters explaining materials and tools Easy to follow step-by-step projects, accompanied with beautiful colored photos Modern batik methods make this art form accessible to any person interested… Read More »

Creative Cloth Doll Faces

Creative Cloth Doll Faces by Patti Medaris Culea Great Directions!  I am not a direction reader… My bookshelves are full of wonderful how-to books that are dripping with rich and juicy directions upon which my eyeballs have never rested! BUT those same eyeballs have experienced pure joy while pursing the pictures… and figuring out for myself how to do the projects. Patti’s book was no exception at the start; I… Read More »

Art Doll Adventures – review

Art Doll Adventures: Exploring Projects and Processes through Cultural Traditions by Lisa Li Hertzi First, a disclaimer: I know Li (she’s one of our expert reviewers) and she’s a very good friend. That said, I’d rave about her book even if I didn’t know her. See, I’ve been making art dolls since childhood, and selling them since the early 1970s, so I’m always interested in books about creating dolls of… Read More »