A Field Guide to Fabric Design

A Field Guide to Fabric Design

Design, Print & Sell your Own Fabric : Traditional & Digital Techniques for Quilting, Home Dec & Apparel

Paperback - 2011
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"A complete guide to modern textile design and printing. Written by a devoted student and aficionado of textiles who covers all things fabric on her popular blog, True Up, this book introduces readers to every aspect of textile design. General information about design and color principles and fabric basics accompanies step-by-step tutorials that show readers how to design repeats by hand and on the computer, how to select and build color palettes, and how to prepare designs for digital or hand printing. Hands-on steps for small-scale DIY block and screen printing are also provided. Finally, there's advice on the ins and outs of designing for fun and for profit. A series of Designer Roundtables features tips and valuable advice from design professionals like Amy Butler, Anna Marie Horner, Tula Pink, Bari J. Ackerman, and many others. The complete and detailed Resources section is a go-to reference guide for everything from where to get your designs printed, to the best design software, to which design schools offer degrees in textile design"--
"If you have ever dreamed of showing your designs on fabric, textile aficionado Kim Kight, of popular blog True Up, is here to teach you how. Comprehensive and refreshingly straightforward, this impressive volume features two main parts. First, the Design and Color section explains the basics with step-by-step tutorials on creating repeating patterns both by hand and on the computer. Next, the Printing section guides you through transferring those designs on fabric-whether it's block printing, screen printing, digital printing or licensing to a fabric company-and how to determine the best method for you"--
Published: Lafayette, Calif. : Stash Books/C&T Pub., 2011.
ISBN: 9781607053552
1607053551
Branch Call Number: 677.022 KIG
Characteristics: 160 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.

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ErnieK
Apr 24, 2014

Mostly about digital printing, with a nod to other methods of printing. A decent overview of the topic; there are other books to get more specific, but sometimes you need a primer for the whole field. It will not teach you how to do all of this, but it's a field guide, just like the title says.

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lamk
Feb 03, 2014

Excellent and unexpectedly comprehensive introduction to the process of fabric design and printing. Highly accessible and succinct.

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