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.

Sonjified Fabric Painting – Sonji Hunt

More Fabric Painting – Sonji Hunt

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.

Fabric Painting Tips (Mostly for Beginners) – Vicky Taylor-Hood

Grommetization – Sonji Hunt – How to hang work using grommets

How to Mount a Small Quilt onto Foam Core – Liz Plummer

How to Make a Concertina Book – Liz Plummer

Machine Trapunto – ABC’s of Quilting – Trapunto 101 Part 1 - Patsy Thompson - This is a 7 1/2 minute YouTube vidcast

Machine Trapunto – ABC’s of Quilting – Trapunto 101 Part 2 - Patsy Thompson - This is an 8 1/2 minute YouTube vidcast

Fabric Scanning: A How-To Tutorial – Part 1 - How to Prepare Fabric for Scanning and Correcting Common Fabric Scan Problems - Gloria Hanson

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

Fabric Scanning: A How-To Tutorial – Part 3 - Scanning Resources - Gloria Hanson

Into the Hands of Quiltmakers: Inkjet Printing on Fabric – Gloria Hansen

Quilting, Computing, and Your Health – Gloria Hansen

Adding Metal Weights to a Wallhanging – Gloria Hansen

Bubble Printing Tutorial – Susan Sorrell

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.

Silk Fusion – Karen Selk –excellent pictures and step-by-step instructions

Silk Fusion – Sue Bleiweiss

Angelina Fibers – Sue Bleiweiss

Hot Water Stabilizers 101 – Sue Bleiweiss

Embellisher Cords – Sue Bleiweiss

Circle Stitching Tutorial – Terri Stegmiller

Rubbing Plates [How to make] – Terri Stegmiller

Framing: Step-by-Step Tutorial – Pat Dolan

Follow-up on Framing Tutorial – Pat Dolan

Carve Your Own Rubber Stamp – Alma Stoller

Fabric Painting – Alma Stoller

How to Ruche – Rose Rushbrooke

Thread Painting – Marilyn Nepper

Thread Painting Techniques – Nancy Prince

How to Felt Soap

Making Felted Beads – Jane Dunnewold

How to Mount Quilts on Plexiglass

Art Cloth Display Guidelines – Jane Dunnewold

Self-Portrait Stencil – Debra Cooper

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

Fusing the Quilt Top - Melody Johnson

How I Fuse a Design - Melody Johnson

Fusing 101 - Melody Johnson

Fusing with Liquifuse – Terry Grant

Basic Fusible Appliqué

Bondaweb Techniques

How to Create Fusible Webbing Backgrounds – Trish Bayley

Special Effects: Mossing; Whip Stitch; Feather Stitch; Cable Stitch; Fringing,1805,HGTV_3876_3005650,00.html

Bleach on Fabric Tutorial – Phelyx

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


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this great list of resources

Deb Lacativa said...

A Great tutorial on fabric dyeing:

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.


Anonymous said...

Gwen, thank you for including my two tutorials!

DebR has a great tutorial on making fabric postcards on her blog:

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.


Anonymous said...

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

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.

Burning Daylight said...

Great links!

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