Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Creative Cloth Explorations Adventures with Fairy-Inspired Fiber Art

Patti Medaris Culea author of:Creative Cloth Explorations
Adventures with Fairy-Inspired Fiber Art

Creative cloth explor cover

I got this wonderful book for Christmas and This book is filled with fantastic techniques, and with excellent photo's to help you do the projects. Even though the book is about flat objects... any of the techniques can be used in doll making. Patti is known for her doll making, especially faces, and this book includes some flat dolls also..Paper dolls...

Creative Cloth Explorations
Adventures with Fairy-Inspired Fiber Art

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 Doll Beading. Readers will learn to make flat figures, fabric books, and a fairy-style fan.

This book builds on the previous four by delving into how to make fun and elaborate-looking projects using similar materials for unique projects and book structures. 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–while teaching you to how create a flat-figure doll, a 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.

Patti Medaris Culea studied art in Los Angeles and Japan and began as a painter and portrait artist. She has a full-line of cloth doll patterns and her work has appeared in books, magazines, and galleries.

1 comment:

Art4Sol said...

Looks like a keeper! I love book review.....of like interest.
Will visit again.