Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Art-Lab: Tyvek ( for ABEurope)

for ABEurope ( AlteredBooksEurope - yahoogroup) I joined a project called Art-Lab. Its about finding out about a certain material or technique. My job is to find out a bout Tyvek. I got some little envelopes made of Tyvek and I had not heraded about it before...so I though that might be an interessting project. I stared searching and found out quite a bit. Tyvek in art is not that widly know, but it is a meterial used on buildingsites and for other techniqual things. It is very light weight and very strong. i have not stred making my own experiments, but I have found some good links!!! Here they are:

What is Tyvek? - scientific article:
http://www.tyvek.com/whatistyvek.htm

Working with Tyvek - articel about using Tyvek for art

http://www.joggles.com/tyvek.htm
http://www.joggles.com/tyvek2.htm
http://www.joggles.com/tyvek3.htm


Does your embroidery pass the Texture Test?
Try Tyvek! - article about using Tyvek for art http://www.embroideryadventures.com/archives/news6_03.htm

Two books that do mention Tyvek and working with it ( you can have a look at the previews of the books!!!):

Creative Stamping With Mixed Media Techniques by Sherrill Kahn


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1581803478/002-0415432-0912834?v=glance&n=283155

Creative Cloth Doll Making : New Approaches for Using Fibers, Beads, Dyes, and Other Exciting Techniques by Patti Medaris Culea

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1564969428/002-0415432-0912834?v=glance&n=283155

This project will be continued!!! If you do have any more information about Tyvek, that might be helpfull, please post it in the comments!!!

1 Comments:

Blogger jackie said...

'Bonding and Beyond' Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn has a chapter on Mixed Media Bonding using Tyvek (also known as fibre film). It has been around in England for quite some time; I experimented with it a few years ago. I think I have a piece somewhere in which I used it for texture on a ploughed field. Good luck with your research.

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