ART CLOTH by Jane Dunnewold

Book Review & Giveaway :: ART CLOTH by Jane Dunnewold

Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design for Fabric published by Interweave.

Review by Debbie Overton

Art Cloth When textile artist Jane Dunneworld released her first book, Complex Cloth in 1996, it quickly became the bible of surface design for fiber artists.  Art Cloth picks up where Complex Cloth left off, showing how to layer processes with the latest products to create stunning cloth for use in a variety of fiber art. Art Cloth updates all the techniques discussed in Complex Cloth plus adds valuable new information from Jane’s years of teaching and continuing work as an artist.

In addition to detailed step-by-step wet media surface design techniques, she demonstrates how the use of color and design contribute to successful layering. She guides and inspires artists to take their art cloth to the next level through sidebars with design tips and exercises that support the technical information. In addition, each technique chapter concludes with project ideas for the skills learned, so anyone working through the book can literally build layers on cloth as each chapter is completed.

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced fiber artist, this book will inspire you as you work your way through 176 pages and 500 photographs.

Interweave has gifted the Marketplace with a copy of ART CLOTH and we invite you to leave a comment to have your name entered for a chance to win this amazing book.  Want another chance?  Then blog about our giveaway with a link to this post, then come back here and leave a comment to include a static link to your post.  Mention it on Facebook or Twitter and let me know and you have more chances.  Each mention gives you an extra chance to have your name drawn.  This giveaway ends Saturday, August 7th at Midnight EST.  The winner will be announced Sunday afternoon, August 8th.

To learn more about Jane, visit her website and to purchase a copy of ART CLOTH visit here.
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Donald Kolberg graduated with a Fine Arts Degree from California State University, Los Angeles. He taught at the Los Angeles School of Art and co-founded Art Core, an organization dedicated to the open dialogue and display of the work of emerging artists. He continued his Master studies at Otis Art Institute. While at Otis Art Institute his teacher and main influence was internationally recognized painter Arnold Mesches. In Artcore he worked under the guidance of Lydia Takashita. With their teaching Donald learned the value of depth, texture and form in images and surface. He incorporated this into his concept of Life Forms, the portrayal of the human figure as a landscape of life and a celebration of form through Sculpture and Painting.

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