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Lutradur and the New Fibers: Creating Mixed-Media Art with the New Spunbonded Materials Paperback – Mar 22 2011
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"Discover the beautiful and innovative spunbonded textiles of Lutradur, Evolon, crystal spunbonded polyester, heat-distressable tissue, Tyvek, Kunin felt and diaper liner." - eQuilter.com
About the Author
After 12 years in the fashion industry as a designer and pattern-cutter and then tutor on fashion subjects, Wendy Cotterill developed interests in broader textile-related subjects. She is now a teacher of textile arts and exhibits her successful experimental work.
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As a devout fan of Lesley Riley, the Queen Mother of Lutradur and all things spunbound (and TAP - don't forget TAP!), I was really excited when I learned this book was coming out. Although I love and adore Ms Riley - as well as Margaret Beal (ohhh, her book is fantastic as well!), I knew there was enough room in my heart for another master of spunbonded materials. I wasn't familiar with Leslie Cotterill or her work - and the bar had been set extremely high by the first two artists I mentioned - but I was still excited to get my paint-stained hands on this book. I pre-ordered it with all the excitement of a six year-old at Christmas. The countdown to it's arrival had begun.
It seemed like it took forever, but after looking through it I can honestly say the wait was well worth it. I would have waited another 3 months if I knew what I would be receiving. This book is not just wonderful. Not even fantastic. It is...BREATHTAKING!!
I own a lot of art/craft books. A lot. It takes something special to impress me. And I've got to say, this book didn't impress me. IT KNOCKED MY SOCKS OFF!! The in-depth instructions and clear points & examples are amazing. Ms Cotterill has you covered - whether you've been [almost] stalking Ms Riley or Ms Beal for a long time (prove it), or this whole realm is new to you. There is so much delicious eye candy within the beautifully glossy pages...so many phenomenal samples and ideas. The luscious textures on page...who am I kidding? On just about every page in the book. The dresses on 51 & 69 - and 115. The shoe on 58. The painting. Stamping. Sewing. Inks. Use of the soldering iron. And heat gun. Crystals. Mica. Stitching. Kunin felt. Evelon. Lutradur. Print.Ability (Ink Aid). Foils. Transfers. Inkjet printing. Oh - did I mention the handbag? Mmm...the glorious bag/purse on 76 is worth the price of the book alone.
Since its grand arrival 24 hours ago, I haven't been able to put it down. The more I see, the more I drool. Now I need a new copy because it looks like someone dropped mine in the bathtub. (Ok, not really.) I do however, have a new wildly creative, massively talented, sublimely wonderful artist to [stalk] follow. Ms Cotterill's book is phenomenal. She has gone from being totally off my radar to joining the ranks of the almighty Ms Riley & Ms Beal. SPECTACULAR. If I could have given this book 100 stars, I don't think it would have conveyed my love and adoration for it. I'm off to get some additional supplies - and then I'll beat feet to the studio. There isn't any place I'd rather be with my new book.