For nearly 20 years, Workshop on the Web (WoW) was an innovative online magazine for all textile enthusiasts. The great news is that WoW is now a book. But not just a book, as all who buy it will gain free access to the WOWbook Members’ Club. There, you’ll find more workshops by great artists, videos showing new techniques, Lynda Monk’s online course, an online Gallery featuring work by our WOWies from the WOWbooks, together with access to our members-only Facebook group.

WOWbook 05 cover

WOWbook 05 cover

WOWbook 05 with Guest Editor, Lynda Monk

In this edition we have:

  • Alice Fox is making and using botanical inks
  • Holly Hart produces beautiful creatures with paint and machine-stitching
  • Mary McIntosh is having a blast with bleach creating layered designs
  • Melanie Missin transforms old net curtains using transfer dyes, a soldering iron and free-machine embroidery
  • Jenny O’Leary shows us her technique for using batik on tissue to produce a Provençal landscape
  • Our ‘Inspired by’ feature continues with the letter C, where textile artists Sheila Warner, Maria Boyle, Isobel Moore, Libby Smith and Ann Cooke show us the inspiration behind their work
  • In our celebrity interview, Maggie Grey talks to Jean Draper

In the free online Members’ Club, Lynda Monk talks us through using a heat press for many techniques including foiling, bonding, encaustic wax transfer and much more. We also start you off with two videos – Lynda shows us her laser transfer printing method in one, and in the other she speaks to Sharon Osborne about her work.

More content will be added to the Members’ Club throughout the coming months, including a new mixed-media online course with Lynda Monk. In this new course, Lynda will take a different technique or material and explore it in depth. She beings with transfer printing (coming soon).

Bought the book? Go to the Members’ Club (for the extras) with the book to hand for the password. See you there!

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WOWbook 05

In this latest WOWbook, we have step-by-step articles by some really wonderful artists. Alice Fox is making and using botanical inks while Holly Hart creates her beautiful creatures using paint and machine stitching. Mary McIntosh produces layered designs with bleach and Melanie Missin creates a wallhanging using net curtains and mixed media. Jenny O’Leary has a great technique for batik on tissue. Our ‘Inspired by’ article continues with contributors sharing their work under the letter ‘C’. In our star interview, Maggie Grey talks to Jean Draper.

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The FREE Members’ Club

Part of the strength of the WOWbook lies in the Members’ Club. Hosted on this website, all who have purchased the book receive extra online workshops and videos, book and exhibition reviews, etc. Look out for Lynda Monk’s new online course – coming soon. Also the members-only Facebook group has been a great success in encouraging participation that goes far beyond the book, as has our online Gallery where we show the fantastic work you have created from our WOWbooks.