Creative Cloth: Designing and Embellishing Handwoven Fabric DVD

Create your own unique handwoven fabrics with embellishment techniques from renowned artist and weaver Anita Luvera Mayer in this DVD workshop. Download
SKU: 12WV07
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An intimate visit with Anita Mayer, renowned artist and weaver.

Visit her studio, learn about her inspirations and her creative process, and see her work.

Creative Cloth

Anita Luvera Mayer believes there should be something magical and unique in what we wear each day. In this video workshop, she shares her creative approach and teaches a variety of innovative and fun embellishment techniques you can use to make creative cloth for any purpose.

You'll learn to make colorful and surprising designs using a variety of dye and discharge techniques, and how to add interest, texture, and sparkle to cloth with beading, crochet and more, plus dozens more ideas for making simple, flattering, joyful garments and accessories from handwoven cloth.

With this two-hour workshop, you will:

  • Discover ways to design your own creative wardrobe using Anita's philosophy of simple uniforms accented with unique coverings.
  • See Anita's creative process which includes a wide collection of journals where she keeps all the ideas and inspiration she's collected over the years.
  • Learn to embellish with color through techniques such as discharge, bleeding tissue, and fabric paints.
  • Learn applied embellishment techniques including crocheted cords, stacked beading, and wrapped rings
  • Gain inspiration with dozens of examples that Anita has waiting for you.

Every fiber artist will enjoy this in-depth exploration of fabric and garment design.

Creative Cloth comes as a 2-disc DVD set, a standard definition download, or a high definition download.

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Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU 12WV07
Product Type DVD
ISBN 13 9781596686595
Author/Designer Anita Luvera Mayer
Difficulty Level Beginner
Customer Reviews (6)
Anita is so inspiring and creative ! She shares so much. I have enjoyed watching it. She shows a lot of techniques, that I can't wait to try. Thank you ! Review by Ellen (Posted on 9/28/2014)
What a kick!
Our weaving guild has had Anita lead several interesting workshops. It's nice to see that she has lost none of her verve and zest for the creation of unique textiles. Her personal view of the way a woman relates to her textiles is precious as is she. There's much useful information to be gained by the watching of this dvd. I would recommend it for the fibre person who loves handwork. Review by Nancy (Posted on 3/31/2014)
Anita's DVD has inspired me so much. I cannot wait to share it with my creative group. I have been looking for something to take my work up a notch or two or more, and this was perfect. So happy I purchased it. Review by Barbara (Posted on 12/6/2013)
A fibery friend and I watched this DVD set today which I had borrowed from my public library and thoroughly enjoyed learning about Anita's creative process. Seeing the finished garments, her design thoughts, and then to see how she actually creates her incredible fabrics was inspirational. Her sense of humor and practicality was wonderful and I plan on suggesting our weaving guild purchase this DVD set.

Thank you Interweave Press and Anita!
Review by Kristina (Posted on 11/13/2013)
Wonderful workshop
Anita is a very special lady. I found her and her work very inspiring. Excellent ideas and lots of them from all aspects of this workshop. I love her uniforms and have started redoing my wardrobe. It just makes so much sense. Her suggestions for developing ideas and projects are very helpful and using them is a pleasure and they can be applied to all sorts of things. Some very useful ideas for embellishment and creating unique fabric and items. I have been using them on fabric for furniture and bags too. Many thanks Anita! Review by Deb (Posted on 9/10/2013)
Anita is a treasure
I ordered this DVD download in June and I have watched it several times. Anita is a treasure and her creations are amazing. She is very generous in spirit as she shares her techniques and inspirations with us. My favorite part of the DVD is her sketchbooks. I really enjoy looking the stages she takes to get to the finished project. Review by Tamara (Posted on 8/23/2013)
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