Marbled Fabric Surface Design Working with Floating Paints Stencils & More DVD

Discover how to use the ancient technique of marbling to create gorgeous, colorful marbled fabrics from fiber artist Jo Fitsell in this video workshop.
SKU: 12QM18
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Go through step-by-step processes working with floating paints and stencils in this fun workshop video. Learn how to float a very thin layer of paint on the surface of thickened water and then how to lift the paint design off the surface and onto a piece of fabric. This is such a thin layer of paint that they fabric will not become crispy or hard and is easy to work with once painted. Get tips for preparing fabric by removing the sizing and soaking it in an alum bath, to help the paint adhere to the fabric.

 Also discover how to create the thickened water surface on which the paints will be floated, using carrageenan (a thickening agent made from seaweed). Learn how to make and use stencils on the surface, choose colors for subsequent layers, and much more. Finally, learn the process for drying, rinsing, and curing. See each possibility illustrated with a finished sample and a live demo.

 This gorgeous marbled fabric makes for great material to stitch with machine or by hand. There are no two marbled pieces alike. Have fun creating unique pieces and watch what the paint creates. The possibilities are endless so let your imagination run wild!

 With this Quilting Arts Workshop™ video, you'll open a world of new options for surface design with Jo’s techniques for marbling fabrics!

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU 12QM18
Product Type DVD
ISBN 13 9781596688841
Author/Designer Jo Fitsell
Customer Reviews (2)
I loved it!
I disagree with the review by Marina! After watching this dvd I have used this technique on fabrics that I then used in some beautiful art quilts! Jo makes it easy to understand and shows several different techniques. It does not show how to "comb" the fabrics or create other marbled techniques, but that is an easy next step for those that desire that look. I would recommend this dvd to those that want to marble fabric. Bring on the blobby circles! I have saved some really marginal hand dyes with this technique! Review by Peg (Posted on 2/8/2014)
Don't spend your money
You will get more information free via Google. She doesn't manipulate the paint at all. Big blobby circles. Piece after piece after piece. Extremely disappointed with the purchase. Would sell the DVD on eBay, but am a believer in Karma and do not wish to rip any one off. Dharma Trading Company gave more FREE information and instructions on their website. Review by Marina (Posted on 1/20/2014)
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