A Field Guide To Fabric Design: Design, Print & Sell Your Own Fabric • Traditional & Digital Techniques • For Quilting, Home Dec & Apparel Paperback – 16 Nov. 2011
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Kight, a self-taught fabric designer and blogger (www.trueup.net), introduces novices to the processes and artistry behind creating patterned fabric. After covering the nuts and bolts of design, including color theory, directional patterns, and types of fabric, Kight describes the process of creating one's own fabrics using both pen-an paper and computer-based design and print the finished design (or hiring someone to print the fabric for you.) Though the audience for the design sections of the book is limited to crafters with an artistic bent, much of the other content will help quilters and sewers make the best possible use of the fabrics in their collections., Library Journal, USA
Filled with page after page of gorgeous fabrics and sections on color, printing, and the world of fabric design, this is a must-have resource for the serious fabric lover. In-depth tutorials cover topics such as fabric repeats created both by hand and computer and how to develop effective color palettes, as well as information on branding your work, digital printing services, and fabric construction. Designer round tables with quotes by leading fabric designers are peppered throughout, providing a nice variety of perspectives and personal insight. This will certainly be a title you return to again and again for inspiration and reference., Quilting Arts
Who hasn't dreamed of being a fabric designer? Even with the wealth of beautiful fabrics on the market today, I'd bet anyone who enjoys the visually creative process of arranging bits of cloth into quilt art would be equally as interested in creating said fabric in the first place. With A Field Guide to Fabric Design by Kimberly Knights (Stash Books) anyone can dabble in custom fabric design and production to their heart's content. Kimberly covers an analysis of the structure of pattern design, color know-how, as well as hand-printing and digital-printing techniques. If you've ever wanted to offer block-printing or a chance to play with paints and dyes, here's the book to get you and your customers going., American Quilt Retailer
If you’ve ever dreamed of having a go at designing your own fabrics, you simply must, must, must get yourself a copy of this book. IT’s a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know and everything you need to think about when it comes to developing and producing a printed fabric. Design and colour basics are explained, with step-by-step tutorials for creating repeat patterns by hand or computer. Then you can explore the myriad ways of transferring your design to cloth, from stamping and screen printing to digital printing with short-run fabric printers such as Spoonflower through to how to go about getting a contract with one of the large fabric companies to produce a range that you’ve designed. This book will be valuable to those who would just like to play with the occasional designs as well as those who aspire to be the next Amy Butler. If you have good ideas and some design flair, there’s now nothing stopping you. Go for it., Australian Homespun
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Pour moi qui suis artiste, ce livre est une Bible du "fabric-design". Il répond à toutes mes questions et comme un bon livre, il va au-delà de son écriture, il ouvre d'autres horizons. En particulier, un regret :" Dommage qu'on ne trouve pas ce genre de livres en Europe, dommage que ces activités soient typiquement anglo-saxonnes !" parce qu'on pourrait avoir aussi des adresses en Europe et pratiquer cet art, qui pour le moment nous est refusé pour raison de crise ou de je ne sais quoi. Pourtant, à bien regarder, ce livre donne aussi des réponses à ce sujet. Et c'est ce que font les femmes sud-africaines anglophones, si elles ne trouvent pas la couleur de tissu qui leur convient, elle la font. Si elles ont besoin d'un design spécial qui n'existe pas chez leur fournisseur de tissus, elles le font. Quand, les imitera-t-on, pour notre plus grand bonheur ?
Note for future readers: the industry landscape has changed somehow since 2011, but it remains huge help in understanding and starting point for future explorations. I would highly recommend the book!
To the author: I'm so much grateful that someone bothered to describe professional opportunities in the field and how things work in there along with technical information.
integro e rilegato molto bene.
lo consiglio molto a chi vuole avvicinarsi a questo mondo