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Creative Cloth Explorations: Adventures In Fairy-Inspired Fiber Art

Introduces new, creative techniques for the fiber journaler, scrapbooker, doll maker, beader, and sewer through fairy-inspired projects. This book is the fifth installment on making creative cloth fiber arts from popular art doll designer, fiber artist, and workshop instructor Patti Culea, following Creative Cloth Doll Making, Creative Cloth Doll Faces, Creative Cloth Doll Couture, and Creative Cloth Beaded Dolls. This book builds on the previous four by delving into how to make fun and elaborate-looking projects using the same old materials in a new and unique way. Readers will learn to make flat figures, fabric books, and a fairy-style fan.   Culea covers the basics and provides new techniques–such as using Shiva paint sticks and stencils, working with silk rods and waste, and using lace and trims as a frame–while teaching you to how create a flat figure doll, memory journal with embellished cloth pages, and a beautiful fan. Professional tips, ideas for embellishments, cutting-edge techniques, and complete patterns for all the projects are included.

File Size: 4992 KB

Print Length: 128 pages

Publisher: Quarry Books (February 9, 2011)

Publication Date: February 9, 2011

Sold by:  Digital Services LLC

Language: English


Text-to-Speech: Enabled

X-Ray: Not Enabled

Word Wise: Not Enabled

Lending: Not Enabled

Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

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I have every one of Patti's books and loved all of them. This one, however, is definitely not for people who like dimensional dolls. Everything is flat. Most of the projects are mini quilts with dolls on them (either the whole body or just the upper portion). I doubt I will use this book as much as I have used her other books since I like dimensional dolls. I don't think the projects in this book and the pictures in the gallery portion of this book are as nice as her other books. They really don't inspire me like her other books.

Patty Calea has outdone herself. She has been he authority on dolls and doll making for years, but now her wonderful immagination has taken a leap out of the box. I am a fabric and fiber artist "wanna be" and she has taught me so much about dolllmaking and using fiber and fabric, but this book is a real challenge and I hope I can live up to her example. I hope she continues this trend, it is a wonderful way to go.

I have been waiting for this book!! It is for the person, like me, who wants to work with flat dolls, not demensional dolls. It is beautiful and full of wonderful ideas. The patterns of the dolls are clear and easy to duplicate. I can't draw, but can color quite well. Patti takes you step by step through the process of making a fiber art book. I am not interested in that, so I enlarged the Fairy on the cover 300% and made a 30X36" wall hanging. She is holding a butterfly, not a book. This book has my creative juices flowing and I am off doing a second one.

this is a product type book, meaning, you can work your way through the book and create the project. many fabric techniques explained. my craft group is using this book and we plan to 'work our way through' and each create the fabric book.

This is a beautiful book. Really! Last Christmas I took my granddaughter, then 13, to a magical garden and showed her how to spot flower fairies. Eventually she saw a blue one. This year, since she is into fashion, I will use this book to teach her (and me) some art sewing using the instructions and beautiful illustrations. During our time together we can make fairy-inspired fiber art. This is a great book for bonding and making memories.

This book is definitely not for a beginner. It is well written & has many ideas on trying different products,that you probably never thought of using. However, it is very time consuming to try. You must have a lot of patience. Best thing about this book is that it takes each sample & takes you from A-Z in how to accomplish that particular item.

I thumbed through the book at the bookstore but wanted it on the kindle. The book has good ideas but DO NOT buy the kindle version, Some pages are scanned and so small they are unreadable. The pictures are not in color which is needed to get a real sense of the projects.

i love patti culeas cloth dolls. i own all of her books and most of the dolls i make are from her patterns but i did not realize that this book was based on her tomes. the projects are embellished flat doll pages.. the pictures are nice, lots of glitter and color in the pmc style. if you love flat dolls then this is a must have book!

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