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Fashion Design Drawing Course
Caroline Tatham
0764124730
October 2003
Paperback
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Review
“The publication’s strengths are in the clarity and verve with which the illustrations are presented.”


— Arts and Activities, March 2004

Book Description
A superb reference book and an ideal instructional textbook for classroom use, this beautifully illustrated guide is organized into units that reflect required courses at leading design colleges. Twenty step-by-step exercises cover methods of finding inspiration, developing observation techniques, and creating fashion drawings in both color and black-and-white media. Separate sections are devoted to getting started and understanding figure proportions, planning and designing garments, and creating and assessing flat specification drawings. The book also features cross-references to its various art...


Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Bowls
Linda Johansen
1571202390
Dec 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Attention quilting, sewing, and craft enthusiasts: These five delightful fabric bowl projects make perfect gifts! Choose from the Easy Round Bowl, Fast Square Bowl, and other simple shapes, all ready to create in an array of fabrics and colors. Projects use simple-to-find materials and are completely washable and reversible.

About the Author
Linda Johansen lives in Corvallis, OR.


Mickey Lawler's Skydyes: A Visual Guide to Fabric Painting
Mickey Lawler
157120072X
September 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Renowned textile artist Mickey Lawler's exquisite hand-painted fabrics are eagerly sought by quilters. Here she shares her amazing way with color and design, instructing readers of any skill level how to paint cottons to achieve remarkable scenic effects suggesting sunrises, sunsets, night skies, storms, seas, landscapes, and gardens. Most of all she exhorts us to have fun, to relax and develop a playful attitude toward our work, to enjoy the serendipitous results these techniques produce. Strewn throughout these vivid pages are gorgeous quilts by various artists utilizing Lawlor's hand-painted fabrics. Also included is one brief project for turning your own painted fabrics into a simple quilt. --Amy Handy

From Library Journal
Like many of C&T's offerings, Skydyes takes an easygoing...


Matisse, His Art and His Textiles
Ann Dumas
1903973465
January 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Matisse came from a clan of weavers and maintained a "working library" of textiles throughout his life, drawing on them for inspiration. This book-the catalogue for a travelling exhibition that makes stops at Paris's Musée Matisse, London's Royal Academy of Arts and New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art-documents a small portion of that collection, which has been rediscovered a half-century after his death, but the focus here among the 190 color illustrations is on the paintings and drawings in which the textile collection plays a prominent role. Among the four essayists, Flam (Matisse and Picasso) argues that Matisse's "use of decorative motifs was embedded in his understanding of the new, non-narrative means of painting pioneered by the Post-Impressionists." Others cover Matisse's relation to the arts of...


Medieval Tailor's Assistant: Making Common Garments 1200-1500
Sarah Thursfield
0896762394
October 2001
Paperback
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Knots
Peter Owen
0517225336
June 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
What knot is appropriate for sailing? Camping? How about around the house? Whether you are a sailor, Eagle Scout, or Joe Homeowner—expert or beginner—this guide will come in handy. Step-by-step illustrations show you how to easily tie more than 50 practical knots from the Cow Hitch (used to tether livestock) to the Fisherman's Bend (used to moor boats to the dock).

•Types of knots: stopper knots, hitches, loops, bends, running knots, shortenings, and fishing knots
•Each knot is accompanied by symbols that show how it can be used (i.e. for camping, climbing, sailing, fishing)
•Advice on selecting the correct knot for a particular task


Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats
Michael Cunningham
0385500866
October 2000
Hardcover
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Review
African American Women and Their Church Hats:


"Our crowns have already been bought and paid for. All we have to do is wear them."
-James Baldwin



"We just know inside that we're queens. And these are the crowns we wear."
-Felecia McMillan, journalist

"Listen, never touch my hat! Admire it from a distance. Those are the hat queen rules, honey."
-Peggy Knox, child care provider

"You can flirt with a fan in your hand. You can flirt holding a cigarette, too. But a woman can really flirt with a hat."
-Dolores Foster, real estate agent (retired)

"My husband said, 'You don't need another hat. You don't have but one head.'"
-Dorothy Wynecroff, middle school teacher (retired)

Review


Fast, Fun & Easy Irresist-A-Bowls
Linda Johansen
1571203079
June 2005
Hardcover
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Introduction to Polymers (2nd Printing of 2nd Ed.)
R. J. Young, P. A. Lovell
0748757406
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
This book continues to be a cornerstone in synthesis and characterization, offering broad and thorough coverage from the origins of polymer science and industry to the characterization, synthesis, and physical, structural, and mechanical properties of polymers. A valuable source for anyone wishing to gain a greater understanding of polymers.


Creative Cloth Doll Making
Patti Medaris Culea
1564969428
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Though doll making is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression, contemporary artists continue to expand the boundaries of this craft by creating exciting new work that incorporates all types of media. In this book, artists from around the world release their creative forces with glorious abandon as they take three simple doll patterns and turn them into one-of-a-kind works of art featuring hand-dyed fabrics, beads, stamping, colored pencils, and much more. Internationally known cloth doll artist and teacher Patti Medaris Culea brings together a collection of projects ranging from simple and elegant designs by emerging artists to elaborate dolls from premiere doll designers. These artists offer easy to follow instructions, tips and special insights, along with creative variations for each of the projects. *...


Knitting on the Edge
Nicky Epstein
1931543402
March 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
With so many general knitting and pattern books recently available, it's no surprise that the ever-enlarging market would expand to include more specialized guides. But what may be surprising is the fact that a book on a specialty topic like edgings could turn out to be as useful and lush as this one. Knitwear designer Epstein offers a reference book with instructions for 350 different edgings, everything from ruffles to laces and fringes to floras. The instructions are easy to follow, but it is the amazingly crisp photographs of the different edgings executed in colorful yarns and set against pure white backgrounds that will get knitters' hearts pounding. This book is so inviting and so easy to use (simple triangle symbols explain from which direction the patterns are knit) that knitters may find themselves edging...


Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Vases
Linda Johansen
1571203176
Oct 2005
Paperback
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About the Author
Linda Johansen, an award-winning quilt artist and teacher, has uncovered a whole new dimension with her fused, three-dimensional fabric bowl, box, and vase creations. She lives in Corvallis, OR.


Nineteenth-Century Fashion in Detail
Lucy Johnston
1851774408
November 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This richly illustrated book celebrates the Victoria and Albert Museum's magnificent collection of 19th-century dress. A source of inspiration to many of today's top designers, these colorful items of clothing, seen here in glorious close-up, will delight all lovers of fashion, both historical and contemporary.Some 150 pieces capture the opulence and variety of this era, from delicate embroidery on neoclassical gowns to the vibrant colors of crinolines and the elegant tailoring of men's coats. Featuring specially commissioned photographs as well as line drawings that demonstrate the underlying structure of each garment-the intricate boning of women's corsets, the patterned silk of men's waistcoats, and more-the book's stunning images and informative text highlight the major themes of 19th-century fashion. A companion...


Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt
Megan Nicolay
0761137858
February 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The scope of Nicolay's how-to book is broader than its title suggests. It's a breezy, trendy call of encouragement to a young crop of do-it-yourselfers, with enough ideas to inspire experienced crafty types, too. The T-shirt is the starting point; the 108 end results—many of which have an edgy, even punk-like feel (much like the projects in Debbie Stoller's Stitch 'n Bitch)—range from slightly modified tops requiring no sewing to much more intricate fashion products like the sexy "sidewinder" skirt and the two-piece "teeny bikini," with variations suggested for many projects. Offering celebrity tidbits ("In the 1950s and early '60s, James Dean, Marlon Brando, and Elvis Presley delivered a triple dose of T-shirt sex appeal onscreen and onstage, turning the garment into an icon of rebellion") and "tee...


Creative Bows Made Easy
Creative Publishing International
1589232054
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
How to tie perfect, creative bows for craft projects and gift wrapping.Bows are a gorgeous part of many craft projects including wedding and holiday decorations, faux and fresh floral designs, sewing for home and fashion, even scrapbooks and cards, not to mention giftwrap. However, almost everybody finds bow-making tricky. Beautiful Bows shows and tells how to make a perfect bow every time. No more struggling to figure out where the end of the ribbon goes next, until the whole mess falls apart! Beautiful Bows has clear, step-by-step instructions with line drawings. Each finished bow is photographed in two different ribbon looks. Here are the secrets of making all of the popular bows, like a florist bow and the pompom, plus ribbon flowers, fans, and tassels. Beautiful Bows makes it easy to transform the amazing array...


Cath Kidston's In Print
Cath Kidston, Pia Tryde's
0811853586
May 1, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Cath Kidston's cheerful approach to interior design has earned her international acclaim. Mixing the whimsical, the classic, and the nostalgic, she’s created a completely fresh, signature style using vintage fabrics and prints. In this lavishly illustrated book, she shows just how easy and invigorating it is to use colorful patterns throughout the home. Grouped by fabric type, each chapter showcases Cath's own choice of vintage and modern fabrics—from painterly florals and faded chintzes to cool abstracts and cozy patchworks. To help the reader achieve the look, she’s included sixty simple do-it-yourself projects such as curtains, cushion covers, pillowcases, laundry bags, and more. Throughout, Cath shares practical tips on how to incorporate vibrant patterns into existing interiors along with...


The Knitting Experience: Book 3: Color
Sally Melville
1933064021
November 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The closest thing to a knitting coach, this primer on knitting describes simple approaches to choosing, using, and wearing color. Knitters move from being intimidated by the choices to being excited by the possibilities as the skill-building chapters put color into practice. Clear, step-by-step photographs lead knitters through a progression of new methods punctuated by fabulous and fun projects to knit. The 36 designs range from simple to classic to unexpected and are presented multiple times showcasing different techniques, mixing and matching to yield more than 80 total projects. With advice, tips, and techniques, this tutorial inspires learners to take their craft to the next level.


Complex Cloth: A Comprehensive Guide to Surface Design
Jane Dunnewold
1564771490
October 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Discover textile artist Jane Dunnewold’s secrets to creating visual complexity and depth in fabric. In this comprehensive guide, Jane explains her system of layering simple processes to produce intriguing surface designs. • Experiment with fiber-reactive dyes, household bleach, fabric paints, water-based resists, photocopy transfers, foiling, silk screening, stenciling, stamping, embroidery, and beading • Dozens of full-color photographs of fabric, quilts, and clothing provide a sampling of Jane’s beautiful results • Includes detailed instructions for applications, processes, and embellishments, plus tips for organizing work space and finding the right supplies

About the Author
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas Jane Dunnewold grew up in central Ohio, an...


Velvet Art
Barbara Kane
1591742595
October 2003
Other Format
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Omiyage
Kumiko Sudeo
0809229099
Dec 1998
Paperback
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From Library Journal
"Omiyage" is the Japanese word for gift. Sudo, author of a number of books on Japanese quilting including Harmonies & Hurricanes: Color & Line in Japanese Quilts and Circles of the East, here turns her attention to small, handmade, fabric gifts requiring only simple hand sewing, colorful fabric scraps, and imagination. Forty-three original designs for gifts such as fabric Temari balls, boxes, pincushions, pockets, pouches, and evening bags are featured. The author also includes a teaching plan for instructors wishing to use the book as a textbook for sewing classes. Notes on techniques and background information on the place of personal gifts in the Japanese calendar throughout the year add to the appeal of this unique volume. Highly recommended for large public libraries and textile collections. Copyright 2001...


Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad
Jacqueline L. Tobin
0385497679
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
When quiltmaker Ozella McDaniels told Jacqueline Tobin of the Underground Railroad Quilt Code, it sparked Tobin to place the tale within the history of the Underground Railroad. Hidden in Plain View documents Tobin and Raymond Dobard's journey of discovery, linking Ozella's stories to other forms of hidden communication from history books, codes, and songs. Each quilt, which could be laid out to air without arousing suspicion, gave slaves directions for their escape. Ozella tells Tobin how quilt patterns like the wagon wheel, log cabin, and shoofly signaled slaves how and when to prepare for their journey. Stitching and knots created maps, showing slaves the way to safety.

The authors construct history around Ozella's story, finding evidence in cultural artifacts like slave narratives, folk songs, spirituals, documented...



Polyurethane Handbook: Chemistry - Raw Materials - Processing - Application - Properties
Gunter Oertel (Editor)
1569901570
January 1994
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

Book Info
Up-to-date, authoritative handbook and reference work covering all aspects of product research and development, processing technology and applications development, economy and ecology. DLC: Polyurethanes.


Art Deco Designs CD-ROM and Book (Dover Electronic Clip Art Series)
Staff of Dover Publications
0486996638
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Rich archive of crisply rendered line drawings used in textiles, fashions, jewelry, and domestic accessories of the 1920s and ’30s, selected from works by Erté, Edgar Brandt, Jeanne Paquin, and Paul Manship, among others. Ideal for use in numerous craft and graphic designs projects, these distinctive designs will add a dazzling touch of the Jazz Age wherever they’re applied. 213 black-and-white illustrations.


Glue & Go Costumes for Kids
Holly Cleeland
0806992832
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
With readily available supplies and basic tools such as scissors and a glue gun, you can create unique, oversize, eye-catching costumes. You won’t believe how simple it is to transform a kid into corn on the cob, a cupcake, pencil, racecar, monster, basket of flowers, birdhouse, hot air balloon, plate of bacon and eggs, or other unforgettable disguise. These 28 clever ideas are showcased in fabulous full-color photographs and are made with easy-to-find materials, including plastic cups and plates, cardboard boxes, fabric and foam core. A fantastic resource for teachers, librarians, and parents.


Sample : 100 Fashion Designers - 010 Curators
Editors of Phaidon Press
0714844403
May 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Images from Sample



From Publishers Weekly
Even the cover of this book on innovative fashion design is unique; its white pleated paper is just a taste of the originality to be found within. Ten of the fashion world's most respected figures, such as four-time winner of the British Designer of the Year award Alexander McQueen, and freelance Paris-based journalist Stephen Todd, have chosen 100 international young designers of clothing and accessories to show off their work. Their creations are bold and often unusual. The book's smart layout has a collage feel to it, with descriptions of each designer written in typewriter-like font placed in a white box, and...



Fast, Fun & Easy Incredible Thread-A-Bowls
Wendy Hill
1571203311
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
• Ordinary sewing machine thread and fabric scraps turn magically into gifts and home décor • Simple, rewarding projects for crafters and older children Thread is the staff of crafting life. Here’s how to turn thread into bowls and other three-dimensional works of art in just a few hours. Step-by-step instructions show how to snip, stitch, and shape five different styles of thread bowls and containers. Two goof-proof techniques, molding and shaping, offer endless possibilities. These easy, fun, fast sewing-machine projects are great for crafters, older kids—anyone who wants life to be just a bowl of…thread.

About the Author
Wendy Hill made her first quilt more than thirty years ago—a replica of the floor of the Taj Mahal in corduroy. Other...


101 Uses for a Bridesmaid Dress
Cindy Walker
0688166083
January 1999
Hardcover
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the book and New York Times Sunday column
"This book is so much fun! Each suggestion about how to recycle a bridesmaid dress, from turning it into a taffeta hammock to using it as a beekeeper outfit, is hilarious. And the illustrations are totally charming. Give it to your bridesmaids to cheer them up!" -- Lois Smith Brady, author of Vows

Book Description
Bridesmaid dresses -- what are they good for? We've got to pay for them, wear them, and then find a spot for them in the back of the closet. Our best women friends, suddenly transformed into tasteful-white-dress-wearing brides, tell us, "You'll be able to wear this bridesmaid dress again." But we know better.101 Uses for a Bridesmaid Dress, tongue firmly in cheek, pokes fun at the hopelessly horrible dress that a bride asks her "court" to...


Textiles (9th Edition)
Sara J. Kadolph, Anna L. Langford
0130254436
May 21, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Pilosophy of this Book Textiles provides students with a basic knowledge of textiles so that they understand how textiles are produced and how appropriate performance characteristics are incorporated into materials and products. With this knowledge, they have the foundation they need to make informed decisions regarding textile materials and products and to communicate effectively with buyers, suppliers, customers, and others. A solid understanding of textile components (fibers, yarns, fabrics, and finishes), the interrelationships among these components, and their impact on product performance is necessary to fulfill day-to-day responsibilities in many careers in the textile, apparel, and furnishings industry. Serviceability of textiles and textile products is the fundamental principle emphasized throughout...

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