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How to create designer sheets, tablecloths and window coverings using permanent felt-tip markers.
APARTMENT LIFE Apr 1978 (v.10#4) pg. 56

Drawing on fabric with powdered pigment and crayons.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1991 (v.8#11) pg. 57

How to silk screen patterns on fabric. Includes instructions for making a screening frame.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1972 (v.50#1) pg. 44

How to create printed fabrics with textile paints and "rubber stamps" made from fruits and vegetables.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1975 (v.53#5) pg. 20, 46

How to create bright-colored patchwork projects by painting muslin with "Aqua Tec" paints. Patterns and instructions are included for making a square potholder, a mitt potholder, a tote bag, a child's apron, an adult's apron and a window shade.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1975 (v.53#10) pg. 62, 101

A collection of Mother Goose storybook dolls, pillows and a quilt to make from printed fabric. Squared drawings and instructions for painting your own fabric are included. Nursery rhymes represented are: The Knave of Hearts, Old Mother Hubbard, The Muffin Man, The Farmer's Wife with Three Blind Mice, Mary and her Little Lamb, Wee Willie Winkie, Polly Put the Kettle On, A Ten O'Clock Scholar, Little Bo-Peep, and Tom Tom the Piper's Son. Pre-printed quilt squares and fabric doll kit can also be ordered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1977 (v.55#11) pg. 130

How to print a quilt with tulips and hearts pattern, using linoleum block printing. Estimated cost: $16.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 67, 78

Name stamp projects. Yule ornaments, dolls, a baby bunting, neckties, and placemats are made from fabrics stamped (block printed) with personal names.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1980 (v.58#12) pg. 38, 39, 52

How to make textile stamps from adhesive foam and use them to stamp Yule messages onto muslin. Includes instructions for making tree ornaments, a wreath, a stocking and a stuffed toy bear from the printed fabric.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1981 (v.59#9) pg. 42, 68

Block printing using stamps of foam rubber, wood, rope, etc. Used to decorate wrapping paper, Christmas tree ornaments, fabric, etc.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1981 (v.59#12) pg. 70

Tips on painting muslin fabric.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1983 (v.61#3) pg. M9

Silk screen how-to. How to make a silk screen and base, how to apply the ink, and a simple setup for silk screening fabric and yardage.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1983 (v.61#4) pg. F6

Use sponge and spatter painting to decorate baskets, bowls, linens, dishes, etc.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1983 (v.61#9) pg. 37, 65

Tip: Decorate potholders, totes, etc. with ink or paint "handprints" of children.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1984 (v.62#1) pg. Z4

Stampwork for printing fabrics and floors. Instructions for making large stamps from acrylic plastic and high density upholstery foam. Latex paints are used for walls and floors. Fabric paints or dyes are used for textiles.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1986 (v.64#1) pg. 65

Quick-change chairs. Brush gesso over worn or out-of-date fabrics to give upholstery a different look without spending much money or time.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1994 (v.72#6) pg. B-2

New twists on the age-old technique of sponge painting. (1) Handsome harlequin. Diamond motif, painted and sponged, on a table top. (2) Mad about plaid. Painted-on area rug on a floor. (3) Painted patchwork. Classic nine-patch design borders the room at chair-rail height. (4 )Diamonds in the rough. Diamonds sponged onto curtain and valance fabric.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1997 (v.75#5) pg. 21

The laser copy transfer process. How to transfer the image produced by a color laser copier to fabric or heavy paper.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Mar 1994 (v.16#3) pg. 47

Subtle colors of the southwest. Tips on decorating a ceramic vase, ceramic jewelry and cloth garments with southwestern colors.
CERAMICS Feb 1990 (v.25#5) pg. 16

Stencil look-alike fabric decorating method. Erasers of pencils are cut into simple designs to make tiny stamps.
CLOTH DOLL Apr-Jun 1991 (v.8#2) pg. 14

C is for CAT motif to paint on a purchased backpack (or item of clothing).
CRAFTS Sep 1991 (v.14#9) pg. 18, 59

Heart and flower motifs to paint on a doll dress.
CRAFTS Feb 1992 (v.15#2) pg. 40

How to print photographic images on fabric.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #61 Feb 1978 (v.6#1) pg. 33

How to stencil on fabric.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #62 Apr 1978 (v.6#2) pg. 53

Patterns for wild animals (leopard, tiger, giraffe, koala bear) to paint on clothing.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #68 Apr 1979 (v.6#8) pg. 17

Painting on fabric for the country look.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #88 Aug 1982 (v.8#4) pg. 28

How to make xerographic reproductions of colored pictures on a special paper that may then be transfered to fabric using heat. Instructions for a needlepoint photo pillow and quilted pillow included.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #91 Feb 1983 (v.8#7) pg. 48

The art of stenciling on fabric and wood. Includes instructions for stenciling a pillow and a balsa wood box.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #98 Apr 1984 (v.9#2) pg. 40

Make a "Sun Print". Decorate fabrics using cyanotype techniques.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #101 Oct 1984 (v.9#5) pg. 48

Brushwork basics. A primer of the art of fabric painting.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING Jan-Feb 1990 (v.21#1) pg. 60

How to print cotton fabric with leaves. Fresh leaves are sandwiched between layers of fabric and pounded to release the tannin. The cloth is then painted with a solution of ferrous sulfate and water which combines with the tannin to produce a print.
CUISINE Jun 1979 (v.8#5) pg. 65

Table salt printing on fabric. How to make a salt-printed image on fabric. Requires contact printing of a negative on fabric which has been made light-sensitive through a mixture of sodium chloride and silver nitrate.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY May-Jun 1979 (v.1#2) pg. 30

A look at textile painting on clothing. Patterns included for a bird-in-tree, cherries, butterfly and flowers.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1974 (v.4#10) pg. 46

How to make an Ivory Coast textile painting for either pillow fronts or a wall hanging. Patterns for four stylized birds included, along with finishing instructions for both pillow and wall hanging.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1977 (v.8#2) pg. 57

How to use blueprint making techniques to apply patterns to fabric.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1977 (v.8#3) pg. 37

Inexpensive deck or patio decoration. Floral designs to paint on director's chairs, a round tablecloth and some little square sandbags to act as napkin or paperplate weights.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1979 (v.10#5) pg. 6

Tips for successful textile painting.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Dec 1980 (v.11#10) pg. 6

Answers to the 12 most commonly asked questions about fabric painting.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1990 (v.17#2) pg. 30

How to paint ribbons and bows on fabric.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1990 (v.17#4) pg. 28

Fabric painting with a soft look. How to use acrylic washes to create simple floral designs. Instructions for painting rose motifs.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1991 (v.18#1) pg. 30

Fish-motif prints. Use a frozen fish to create the printed image in a process that combines fabric printing and batik techniques. Includes pattern for making notepad covers from the printed fabric.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK May-Jun 1991 (v.18#3) pg. 74

Fabric painting with a twist. How to fill in a printed fabric design with additional color and glitter.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1991 (v.18#4) pg. 36

Advice on how to finish and care for wearable art.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1992 (v.19#4) pg. 12

Fifteen tips on fabric painting.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1994 (v.21#2) pg. 57

Tulip impressions are sponge-painted on clothing and other fabric items using fabric dyes.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1994 (v.21#4) pg. 26, Insert

Imitation applique pillows and quilt use special colorfast crayons.
FAMILY CIRCLE Feb 23 1982 (v.95#3) pg. 92, 122

Tips on stenciling a woman's half slip and camisole, pillows, towels, and bed linens.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1984 (v.97#15) pg. 116, 190

Stenciled quilts. General information on the old-time method of stencilling fabric with oil paints that are set with vinegar. Patterns for four reproductions of Early American quilts must be ordered.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Apr 1989 (v.208#4) pg. 126

How to marbleize fabric. Step-by-step photo instructions and tips for achieving a variety of designs.
HANDMADE Apr-Jun 1981 (v.1#1) pg. 60

Handwoven wool blanket is hand-stenciled with a fan pattern. Finished blanket measures 60"x90"..
HANDMADE Winter 1981-82 (v.1#3) pg. 24, 38

Painted chair fabric. Make your own fabric for covering upholstered furniture by painting white fabric with colored dyes.
HANDMADE #9 Summer 1983 (v.3#2) pg. 97, 84

Blueprinting on fabric. How to print photographic images or other designs on fabric using the blueprint process.
HANDMADE #10 Sep-Oct 1983 (v.3#3) pg. 122

How to silkscreen T-shirts and other fabric.
HANDMADE #19 May-Aug 1985 pg. 89

Technique for painting pantyhose (sheers, opaques or tights).
HANDMADE 1/1986 pg. 51

Warp painting with Inko dyes. Includes instructions for a rectangular shawl with floral designs.
HANDWOVEN Spring-Summer 1980 (v.1#2) pg. 44

Marbling cloth.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1983 (v.4#3) pg. 56

How to stencil on handwoven or commercial fabric, or on an unwoven warp.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1985 (v.6#3) pg. 86

Fabric printing for kids. "Found" objects like paper clips, screws, buttons, etc. are used as stamps.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1989 (v.10#3) pg. 26

General descriptions of some unusual techniques that achieve unique textile effects. (1) Supplementary warp stripe woven as separate layer, pulled up into a loop or twisted and then held in place by weaving it back into the ground cloth. (2) Use of yarns that exaggerate the three-dimensional character of a weave. (3) Use of yarn substitutes (wire, dowels, etc.). (4) Using discharge paste, a color remover, on fabric to change colors. (5) Transfer a color photocopy image to cloth using Stripeze paint remover. (6) Strip quilting of dispersal-dyed fabric.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1989 (v.10#5) pg. 50

Reflection and rotation. Two easy ways to vary repetitive arrangements. Techniques for designing handwoven or hand-printed fabric.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1990 (v.11#5) pg. 22

Warp-painting for beginners. Two projects, a four-shaft chenille scarf and an eight-shaft cotton scarf.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1999 (v.20#5) pg. 48

New technique for transfering images to fabric. A photocopied image is transfered to iron-on mending fabric and then to the fabric item being decorated.
HERB COMPANION Jun-Jul 1990 (v.2#5) pg. 57

How to paint ripstock nylon for a kite with liquid (French) dyes dissolved in an alcohol/water mixture. Instructions for mixing the dye solutions, preparing the fabric, painting and setting the dyes.
KITE LINES Winter 1991-92 (v.9#1) pg. 30

Printing kites from a can. How to use floral sprays and airbrush techniques to paint kite sails of ripstop nylon or polyester.
KITE LINES Winter 1992-93 (v.9#4) pg. 12

Technique for creating colorful ripstop kites using spray cans of paint.
KITE LINES Spring 1999 (v.13#1) pg. 58

How to silk screen leaf and flower patterns on sheets, pillow cases and ribbons.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Spring-Summer 1980 (v.10#2) pg. 62, 113

Fabric printing with acrylic paints. Includes instructions for printing a purchased canvas tote, for an apron and for three pillows.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS May-Jun 1981 (v.26#3) pg. 50, 85

Painted patchwork. Make patchwork fabric by "painting" unbleached muslin with permanent waterproof marking pens.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jan-Feb 1982 (v.27#1) pg. 100, 133

How to applique with fabric paints, fusible web and glitter paints. Techniques for teaching a beginner to applique a sweatshirt.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jun 1992 (v.38#3) pg. 22

How to stamp vegetable and fruit designs on fabric using acrylic paint and a variety of edibles.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #64 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 31

A portfolio of fabric-painting projects that use a variety of techniques including stencilling, painting, spin-art, potato-stamping, sponge printing and marbleizing.
NEEDLE & CRAFT Aug 1989 (v.12#4) pg. 15

How to stencil and paint fabrics with dyes.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1982 (v.2#2) pg. 5

An introduction to fabric stenciling. Includes instructions for stenciling heart designs on a blouse.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1981 (v.4#3) pg. 4

Photos on fabric. How to use the Xerox 6500 color copier and a special paper to create heat transfers which can be transfered to fabric.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1980 (v.86#1) pg. 88

Freezer-wrap method for stenciling on fabric. Covers marking and cutting the stencil, preparing the cloth, applying and painting the stencil.
QUILTMAKER #21 Winter 1990 (v.9#4) pg. 7

Wear your photography. How to make iron-on photos using transfer paper and an inkjet printer.
SHUTTERBUG #354 Mar 2000 (v.29#5) pg. 50

Leaf printing on fabric. Plant material are "printed" by lightly hammering them onto cloth and then setting them with a mordant. Suggests fabrics that work successfully. Advice on making a sampler of leaves and other plant materials.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #80 Fall 1989 (v.20#4) pg. 16

Blueprint process, called cyanotype printing, is used in conjunction with sunlight to create designs on dry fabric.
SUNSET Nov 1989 (v.183#5) pg. 122

Three dye resists to use in textile painting (masking tape, gutta and wax) and how to use each.
THREADS #1 Oct-Nov 1985 pg. 30

Limited-edition vests. How to make a printing frame large enough to print a length of fabric to make a vest. Using wax resists and reactive dye pastes, the design is painted on print screens. Between five and eight prints can be pulled before the color is exhausted.
THREADS #4 Apr-May 1986 pg. 60

Tips from two groups of fiber artists on how to organize shared work space for dyeing and printing textiles.
THREADS #9 Feb-Mar 1987 pg. 42

On the surface. Techniques for textile surface design (monoprinting, wax-resist painting, stenciling and stamping).
THREADS #23 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 50

Pattern-printing primer. A sewer's guide to rubber-stamping on fabric. Includes a simple vest pattern and instructions for stamping the fabric and sewing the quilted vest.
THREADS #27 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 64
Added Info THREADS #28 Apr-May 1990 pg. 4

Sophisticated stenciling, a simple way to print on fabric and clothing. Includes instructions for creating designs, making a stencil, printing techniques, fixing the paint on the fabric and cleanup/storage of supplies.
THREADS #28 Apr-May 1990 pg. 68

Surface design on handmade felt. How to use textile paints and weak acid dyes as coloring agents to print and dip-dye the fabric.
THREADS #30 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 55

Painting on fabric with an airbrush. The basics of operating an airbrush, manipulating the fabric, painting yardage and using stencils. Includes instructions for painting a Shibori scarf using the Japanese pole wrapping method of arashi. Also includes a gridded pattern for a woman's jacket with raglan sleeves, a V-neckline and set-in pockets.
THREADS #31 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 67

A brief note on how to photocopy onto transfer paper and iron pictures onto fabric.
THREADS #34 Apr-May 1991 pg. 4
Added Info THREADS #35 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 4
Added Info THREADS #37 Oct-Nov 1991 pg. 6

Rub-printing, an easy and inexpensive technique for patterning fabrics.
THREADS #36 Aug-Sep 1991 pg. 49

Quilting the big picture. Techniques for bleaching, painting and stippling quilt fabrics.
THREADS #41 Jun-Jul 1992 pg. 38

Leaf printing on fabric using photosensitive dyes. Instructions for making an Inkodye color chart.
THREADS #47 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 62

A method for transferring photographic images to fabric. Involves making transparencies on a photocopier and uses turpentine as the transfer agent.
THREADS #56 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 80

Technique for creating subtle color shading for patterned knits involves painting a knit fabric, then unraveling and reknitting it for smooth color transitions.
THREADS #59 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 68

Dye-paint garment fabrics. Suggestions on design ideas and for tools to make different marks are furnished, along with step-by-step instructions for printing yardage
THREADS #60 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 49

Print with erasers. A description of the eraser-printing process for fabrics and advice on cutting art gum erasers with simple designs.
THREADS #66 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 66

Stenciling workshop. Simple fabric painting ideas for use on garments.
THREADS #73 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 64
Added Info THREADS #79 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 8

Tips on painting on fabric with oils.
TOLE WORLD #102 Jan-Feb 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 23

Tips on painting with oils on fabric.
TOLE WORLD #117 Jul-Aug 1992 (v.16#4) pg. 49

Fabric rosemaling. A pattern for a traditional design that includes scrolls, flowers and leaves. Intermediate skill level.
TOLE WORLD #121 Mar-Apr 1993 (v.17#2) pg. 6, 63