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October 2002
Surface Design Journal;Fall2002, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p34
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The article features the textile works of artists Barbara Brooks and Judith James and discusses how they create them. In her Tribe and Bloodlines creation, Barbara used wax, not as a resist to be removed from the cloth but contain the cloth and to become the surface itself. The object is both transparent and opaque, hard-edged, yet waxy. In her works, James used discharge dyeing and stitch-resist techniques on black linen and cotton fabrics to achieve atmospheric effects and spatial illusions that would capture audience.


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