- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd; 01 edition (15 Oct. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1408147009
- ISBN-13: 978-1408147009
- Product Dimensions: 20 x 1.7 x 22 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,491 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Complete Guide to Designing and Printing Fabric Paperback – 15 Oct 2011
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'an inspirational and practical guide that walks readers through the entire fabric design and printing process.' --prlog.org, April 10, 2011
About the Author
Laurie Wisbrun is a pattern and textile designer specialising in art for textiles, craft/hobby products, home decor products, wallpaper, stationery and paper goods, children's apparel and more. She left her career in marketing in 2008 to set up her own business producing limited-run fabric. She quickly developed a strong following online, with her quilts becoming particularly popular. In addition to an exhibition at Surtex 2010 as a pattern and textile designer, several of her designs have been licensed for two collections of Robert Kaufman Fabrics.
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On the plus side it does cover a lot of subject matter (from printing to selling your stuff), the images show fresh modern prints for inspiration, and there are some interesting interviews with crafters and artists who have successfully transferred their talents to a commercial enterprise.
I'm a bit borderline as to whether I would have added this to my library if I'd had the chance to really delve into it first - chances are I would as it has got the seed of being an excellent book if only it had raised the bar on areas other than how to use Adobe illustrator/photoshop (which as I don't own I've skipped - it does take up a significant chunk of the book).
I haven't finished it yet, but it's very informative thus far and takes you from the basic idea and moving forward to actually designing.
It doesn't assume you know anything particularly to start with, but builds quickly and nicely on the basics of different types of patterns and repeats, gets in to colour, sources of inspiration, legality of copyright of image sources, and then moves in to taking those basics and applying them in the computer with easy to follow guides for each type and step. That's about as far as I've gotten, but it goes on to instruct you in actually printing fabric at home with various methods. That looks like fun and I'm looking forward to trying it :D
A friend of mine has a degree in textile design and rates this good as a good primer for getting you started in that direction as it covers all the major basics on the subject.
That was enough recommendation for me :D
It's more of a pleasant book, not really a book to learn the techniques.
but i like it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another of those books I've purchased as I develop my print portfolio. Not the best that I have, but it is well written and informative.Published 9 months ago by E. Tokens
Some ideas were too technical for my purpose, but otherwise very informative.Published 13 months ago by Brenda G
A good book for FE and He students alike and is very directional in it's instructions which will suit most learning styles especially the more visual. Read morePublished 13 months ago by JoJo
Lovely book with amazing tutorials and easy to follow tutorials. Great book for novice textile designers.Published 19 months ago by Craft Guerrilla
Thank you for this publication...iim going back to textile and want to develop my own prints...tthis book is for the beginner and intermediate not the advanced textiler... Read morePublished 20 months ago by int2dsyn