WITH PAPER AND STITCH: Innovative Surface Techniques for Embellishing Bags, Isobel Hall.
Explore the art of papermaking and how to transform these distinctive papers into unique, one-of-a-kind handbags embellished using modern techniques. Fiber artist Isobel Hall showcases dozens of exquisite handmade bags and her methods for achieving success in Bags with Paper and Stitch.
Beginners in the art of papermaking will revel in Hall's ideas and use of materials. The author shares her secrets for creating bags from various types of papers and materials, including silk cocoon strippings, linen, flax, merino, paper clay, Translucent Liquid Sculpey, and much more. Learn how to personalize bags with brooches, charms, trinkets and other found objects, how to use embossing enamels and metals on paper fabric, embellishing bags with stump work, crewel work, embossed metals, and where to find various types of handles to finish off your bag.
Photos of these beautiful bags are followed by thorough recipe lists and step-by-step instructions. Examples of bags include the Rustic Newspaper Bag created from layers of newspaper and furnishing fabric, aged and distressed to give an organic feel; the Malachite and Azurite Shoulder Bag created from a brown paper bag embellished with metallic thread, beads, wool, thread and ribbons; and the Primitive Clutch Bag, made from felt-finish paper, coffee granules, shoe polish, sewing thread, and dye.
Bags with Paper and Stitch is intended as a starting point and guide to experimentation-learn new techniques and take them in a new direction. Soon you'll be creating new bags all on your own!
ISBN- 978-1-59668-051-7. Published by Interweave press. 128 pages. 8 1/2" X 10 3/4"
softcover. $24.95 #239189
THE HANDMADE PAPER BOOK, Angela Ramsay. The author begins with concise instructions for
papermaking with imaginative suggestions for types of paper to be recycled into
new paper. Semantics aside, she may stretch your idea of what paper can be
made from. Topics covered: botanical inclusions, colorants, sequins, foil,
laminating techniques and making colored borders. For those who love
step-by-step instructions, she shows how to use your new papers for greeting
cards, wrapping papers and ties. Paper from fruit and vegetables or laid
fiber papers produce surprisingly attractive results. Also covered are
embossing and watermarks. Thoroughly illustrated with color photos. 80
pages. Sc, $22.95 #139089 One copy
HANDMADE SILK PAPER, Kath
Russon. Who would be enticed by this book? Papermakers
who have tired of the usual fibers and silk lovers (stitchers, textile artists,
et al). Full instructions are given for papermaking with various silk
fibers, such as hanked filaments, throwsters waste, silk tops, bricks, slivers,
blends and wadding, plus other fibers like cotton, sisal, jute, flax, ramie and
cotton wool. The main difference here is the method of holding the fibers
together. "Felting" is accomplished by working methyl cellulose
into the prepared fibers then allowing it to dry. Dying tips are included
along with molding techniques. Each page has one or more color photos.
96 pages, softcover, $19.95
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN RECYCLED
PAPER, Malcolm Valentine and Rosalind Dace.
Transform many types of waste paper into your own beautiful hand-made
paper with little expense and a few simple materials. Paperback. 32
pages. Was $4.95 now
only $2.97! #139370 One
copy in stock.
SILK PAPER CREATIONS FOR THE FIBRE ARTIST,
If you are searching for rich color and texture in your work and delight in the excitement of handling pure silk
fibers, this beautifully illustrated book shows the way. There are detailed instructions for working with the different types of silk
fiber, and full descriptions enabling the creation of hangings, motifs to be attached to other fabrics, and
molded shapes that include bowls, vases and masks. ISBN-10: 1863513361.
112 pages. 8½'' X 11'' softcover. $19.95 #139422