Monday, June 9, 2008

Textile Related Tutorials

Artists in general and textile artists in particular (as a rule) are very generous with sharing their knowledge and techniques (for example, the earlier post on Texturizing Fabrics). Following is a series of online textile related tutorials that cover a broad spectrum of interests:

Without a doubt, one of the most generous of all is N. Renee West with her blog, FEmbellish Journal. Through it she shares all of her techniques and provides a multiplicity of step-by-step tutorials on just about anything textile art related you can think of. Due to a need to refocus her priorities because of the intervention of personal life issues, her blog has not been updated since October, 2007. Don’t let that deter you. This is a tremendous resource. Read through it all. NOTE – there is a category listing on the left side of the blog to help you locate particular posts of interest. There also is a search engine.
http://fembellish.wordpress.com/

Sonjified Fabric Painting – Sonji Hunt
http://sonjisays.blogspot.com/2006/08/sonjified-fabric-painting_10.html

More Fabric Painting – Sonji Hunt
http://sonjisays.blogspot.com/2006/03/another-fabric-painting-tutorial.html

Textile Painting Techniques – Laura Liebenberg provides a 32 page document that explores Reverse Stamping, Printing, Screenprinting, Mixed techniques, Monoprinting, Applying Paint with a Card, Stencilling, Silk Painting, Sun Painting, Blotching, and Scratching.
http://www.trapsuutjies.com//documents/Trapsuutjies_Fabric_Paint_Techniques.pdf

Fabric Painting Tips (Mostly for Beginners) – Vicky Taylor-Hood
http://seastrands.wordpress.com/2006/06/28/fabric-painting-tips-mostly-for-beginners/

Grommetization – Sonji Hunt – How to hang work using grommets
http://sonjisays.blogspot.com/2006/02/grommetization-very-technical-tutorial.html

How to Mount a Small Quilt onto Foam Core – Liz Plummer
http://lizplummer.com/blog/2007/07/04/how-to-mount-a-small-quilt-on-to-foam-core/

How to Make a Concertina Book – Liz Plummer
http://lizplummer.com/blog/2005/12/20/how-to-make-a-concertina-book/

Machine Trapunto – ABC’s of Quilting – Trapunto 101 Part 1 - Patsy Thompson - This is a 7 1/2 minute YouTube vidcast
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_wgE74Mro4&mode=related&search

Machine Trapunto – ABC’s of Quilting – Trapunto 101 Part 2 - Patsy Thompson - This is an 8 1/2 minute YouTube vidcast
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZracYi4ooI&mode=related&search

Fabric Scanning: A How-To Tutorial – Part 1 - How to Prepare Fabric for Scanning and Correcting Common Fabric Scan Problems - Gloria Hanson
http://www.gloriahansen.com/scan.html#anchor944077

Fabric Scanning: A How-To Tutorial – Part 2 - How to Add Fabric to the Canvas Ink Palette, and how to Correct Tiled Edges - Gloria Hanson
http://www.gloriahansen.com/scan1.html

Fabric Scanning: A How-To Tutorial – Part 3 - Scanning Resources - Gloria Hanson
http://www.gloriahansen.com/scan2.html

Into the Hands of Quiltmakers: Inkjet Printing on Fabric – Gloria Hansen
http://www.gloriahansen.com/articles.php?p=1&ID=3

Quilting, Computing, and Your Health – Gloria Hansen
http://www.gloriahansen.com/articles.php?p=1&ID=1

Adding Metal Weights to a Wallhanging – Gloria Hansen
http://www.gloriahansen.com/weblog/?cat=15

Bubble Printing Tutorial – Susan Sorrell
http://www.joggles.com/bubble-printing-tutorial.htm

Seamless Binding – Dena Crane – Dena writes, “Seams can be very ugly in bindings made of solid colors and smooth textures. Seams in bindings are also most unnecessary!” She provides a very detailed and an extensive tutorial with many illustrations.
http://denacrain.com/blog/?page_id=22

Silk Fusion – Karen Selk –excellent pictures and step-by-step instructions
http://www.treenwaysilks.com/inout_fusion.html

Silk Fusion – Sue Bleiweiss
http://www.joggles.com/silk-fusion-tutorial.htm

Angelina Fibers – Sue Bleiweiss
http://www.joggles.com/angelina-tutorial.htm

Hot Water Stabilizers 101 – Sue Bleiweiss
http://www.fibreandstitch.com/pdf/stabilizer.pdf

Embellisher Cords – Sue Bleiweiss
http://www.fibreandstitch.com/pdf/embellishercord.pdf

Circle Stitching Tutorial – Terri Stegmiller
http://www.fibreandstitch.com/pdf/circle.pdf

Rubbing Plates [How to make] – Terri Stegmiller
http://www.fibreandstitch.com/pdf/rub_plate.pdf

Framing: Step-by-Step Tutorial – Pat Dolan
http://patsartjournal.blogspot.com/2007/01/framing-step-by-step-tutorial.html

Follow-up on Framing Tutorial – Pat Dolan
http://patsartjournal.blogspot.com/2007/01/follow-up-on-framing-tutorial.html

Carve Your Own Rubber Stamp – Alma Stoller
http://almastoller.typepad.com/almastoller/2007/09/carved-your-own.html

Fabric Painting – Alma Stoller
http://almastoller.typepad.com/almastoller/2007/10/fabric-painti-1.html

How to Ruche – Rose Rushbrooke
http://www.roserushbrooke.com/how-to-ruche.html

Thread Painting – Marilyn Nepper
http://www3.telus.net/mnepper/tutorial_thread_painting.html

Thread Painting Techniques – Nancy Prince
http://www.nancyprince.com/technique2.aspx

How to Felt Soap
http://www.mielkesfarm.com/felt_soap.htm

Making Felted Beads – Jane Dunnewold
http://www.artclothstudios.com/Tips-Techniques/Beads/beads.html

How to Mount Quilts on Plexiglass
http://fibermania.blogspot.com/2005/07/how-to-mount-quilts-on-plexiglass.html

Art Cloth Display Guidelines – Jane Dunnewold
http://www.artclothstudios.com/Essays_/Cloth_Display_Guidelines/cloth_display_guidelines.html

Self-Portrait Stencil – Debra Cooper
http://littleblackkitty.typepad.com/a_little_imagination_and_/2007/06/tutorial_selfpo.html

Dyed Paper Towels for Paper and Fiber Arts – Debra Cooper – Note: it says Part II, but Part I is about dyeing fabric trims and seems to have little relationship to this tutorial
http://littleblackkitty.typepad.com/a_little_imagination_and_/2008/05/tutorial-part-2.html

Fusing the Quilt Top - Melody Johnson
http://fibermania.blogspot.com/2006/02/fusing-quilt-top-finished-quilt-top-is.html

How I Fuse a Design - Melody Johnson
http://fibermania.blogspot.com/2006/01/psst-two-new-workshops-are-now.html

Fusing 101 - Melody Johnson
http://www.fibermania.blogspot.com/2005/03/fusing-101_10.html

Fusing with Liquifuse – Terry Grant
http://andsewitgoes.blogspot.com/2006/04/my-fusing-method.html

Basic Fusible Appliqué
http://needlesongs.com/Download/BFA.pdf

Bondaweb Techniques
http://www.art-e-zine.co.uk/bondatuto.html

How to Create Fusible Webbing Backgrounds – Trish Bayley
http://www.angelfire.com/art2/ccnl/35/CCNIssue35.html

Special Effects: Mossing; Whip Stitch; Feather Stitch; Cable Stitch; Fringing
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/shows_qlt/article/0,1805,HGTV_3876_3005650,00.html

Bleach on Fabric Tutorial – Phelyx
http://www.stencilrevolution.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18221&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

NOTE: Please let me know about any other online tutorials you think should be shared in a follow-up article

8 comments:

paulahewitt said...

Thanks for this great list of resources

Deb Lacativa said...

A Great tutorial on fabric dyeing:

http://fabricdyeing101.blogspot.com/

Gwen Magee (Gwendolyn) said...

Paula, I'm glad its useful. Hopefully another great list can be compiled.

Deb, thanks for the link. I'll be sure to include it for the next post on tutorials.

Gwen

Liz said...

Gwen, thank you for including my two tutorials!

DebR has a great tutorial on making fabric postcards on her blog:
http://debrichardson.com/blog/?p=232

Gwen Magee (Gwendolyn) said...

Thank you Liz for sharing your knowledge. And I'll be sure to include the tutorial you cite when Part II is posted.

Gwen

Carla said...

Gwen, I have a number of tutorials on my blog for you to check out.

http://featheredfibers.wordpress.com/free-tutorials/

Thanks for listing so many wonderful tuts!

Gwen Magee (Gwendolyn) said...

Thanks Carla. These are some good resources to add to the next posting on tutorials.

pi2fly said...

Great links!