Printing your own fabric opens up an entire new world of design, especially for quilters, sewists, and other textile artists. Until now, the process of printing with dyes could seem difficult to learn and even harder to implement. But Carol Soderlund and Melanie Testa have taken all the stumbling blocks out of the way of would-be fabric dyers and printers.
Created by world-renowned quilting and surface design artists Melanie Testa and Carol Soderlund, this 144 page full color book is packed with the information you need to easily start printing your own fabrics.
With step by step advice, instruction, and photographs, this book is a master class in using dyes and low-tech equipment to print your own fabric, and it begins at the beginning. If you’ve never handled dyes before, never designed your own print motifs, aren’t even sure what supplies or space you might need, everything you want to know is here. More advanced students will value the in-depth presentation of techniques, tools, and insights into approaching fabric printing as an art and taking your work to the next level.
You Will Learn To:
- Dye your own fabrics with ease and achieve the exact colors you desire
- Design your own fabric using your own imagery and photographs
- Print vibrant cloth combining a variety of easily accessible and low-tech tools
- Plus learn tips and tricks for creating a cohesive collection for your quilts and sewing projects
The opportunities for fun creative expression and producing your most original and exciting fabric work ever are unlimited with Carol and Melanie’s friendly help. It’s time to try playful fabric printing!
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Playful Fabric Printing by Melanie Testa and Carol Soderlund.
8.5″ x 10.875″