A Selection of the Best Fabric Printing Books Available
Fabric Printing – Hours of Leisure with Patterns and Dyes
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design
This authoritative guide outlines everything readers need to know to create gorgeous fabrics. There’s nothing like it on the market! Collected within are step-by-step tutorials for designing patterns (both digitally and by hand), a comprehensive section on printing techniques—including digital printing, screen printing, stenciling, block printing, and resist dyeing—and even insider tips for developing a collection and bringing it to the marketplace. Beautifully illustrated with swatches of exquisite fabrics and hundreds of photos, and featuring interviews with established designers such as Skinny laMinx, Ink & Spindle, and Julia Rothman, Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design is a key resource for anyone looking to learn the basics, expand their skill set, or find design inspiration.
A Field Guide to Fabric Design: Design, Print & Sell Your Own Fabric
This is the ideal guide to everything you need to know to start designing and making your very own fabrics. Discover how to add that really personal touch to all your projects by using fabrics you designed yourself! A Field Guide to Fabric Design is a comprehensive and refreshingly straightforward guide that teaches you everything you need to know to get started – from design and colour basics to creating repeat patterns, screen-printing tips, even selling your designs! This volume also includes expert advice on using both traditional and new digital design and production techniques.
The printing of textiles, when approached as an artistic discipline, offers interesting and rewarding opportunities for expression. In this book, written as a practical manual, readers will find detailed information about the history of textile printing, the most common fabrics used for printing, and basic instructions for printing on textiles in a studio setting. The technical processes are carefully explained and include examples that make each process easier for beginners to understand. Following an introduction, the book’s chapters cover these topics:
- A Brief History of Textile Printing
- Textiles for Printing
- Materials and Tools
- Technical Processes, including Block Printing, Serigraphy, DevorÃ© and bleaching, Batik, and Serti painting with guta pigments
- Step-by-Step instructions for six projects: a child’s dress, a shawl with gradated colors, a lamp shade, personalized denim clothing, a curtain with DevorÃ©, and an armchair decorated with gutta
- A Gallery illustrating finished objects
- A Glossary and Bibliography
Textile Printing is a practical and informative book for textile design students, professionals in the industry, and dedicated amateurs. Color photos on most pages–hundreds of illustrations.
All about Fabric Printing
The ALL ABOUT series from “Kid Made Modern” celebrates, demystifies, explains, and defies classic craft and art techniques and materials. ALL ABOUT FABRIC PRINTING explores the multi-faceted possibilities of decorating fabric and clothing.