Friday, July 19, 2013

I Heart Craft Books Interviews Cheryl Rezendes, author of Fabric Surface Design

Often I am inspired to tap into my artistic side by one of Storey’s craft books, and Fabric Surface Design was no exception. The book and the techniques are very approachable, and Cheryl Rezendes does a beautiful job of thoroughly instructing her readers through each step of each process.

I am not the only one who has been motivated by this fantastic new arts and crafts technique book. Sister Diane of Crafty Pod was as well. Check out her interview with Cheryl. But view with caution — you may find yourself staying up all night creating fabric designs!

Fabric Surface Design: Painting, Stamping, Rubbing, Stenciling, Silk Screening, Resists, Image Transfer, Marbling, Crayons & Colored Pencils, Batik, Nature Prints, Monotype Printing — sensational sewing projects demand fabulous fabrics! 

Fiber artist Cheryl Rezendes shows you how to create an astonishing array of surface designs, simply and safely, using textile paints and printing ink. She covers a wide variety of techniques: stamping, ancient Japanese Shibori, silk screen, soy wax and flour resist, image transfer, marbling, nature printing, foils and metal leaf, and more. Step-by-step photos illustrate every technique, and Rezendes shows you lots of innovative ways to combine and layer techniques for stunning results.

Cheryl Rezendes received her training as a painter at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. After graduation she made her living as a custom clothier while pursuing her own artwork as a mixed-media collage artist. Cheryl has worked as an art teacher, interior designer, and art columnist for a daily newspaper. Both her fine and wearable art have been exhibited in shops and galleries throughout the United States. She currently teaches fabric surface design to adults and lives in Bernardston, Massachusetts.

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