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Embellish Me: How to Print, Dye, and Decorate Your Fabric

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Bring a Little Drama to Your Designs

Design your own fabric using this informative step-by-step guide to achieving professional surface design results. Inside you'll discover straightforward instructions that detail an extensive range of fabric alternation and embellishment techniques. By beginning with a robust section on textile design and printing (both by hand and digitally), then exploring shibori, bleaching, and stamping alterations and finally moving through a variety of ...

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Embellish Me: How to Print, Dye, and Decorate Your Fabric

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Overview

Bring a Little Drama to Your Designs

Design your own fabric using this informative step-by-step guide to achieving professional surface design results. Inside you'll discover straightforward instructions that detail an extensive range of fabric alternation and embellishment techniques. By beginning with a robust section on textile design and printing (both by hand and digitally), then exploring shibori, bleaching, and stamping alterations and finally moving through a variety of inspirational embellishment workshops including beading, embroidery, and appliqué, this book will take you through a spectrum of fabric manipulation techniques.

In three easy-to-flip-through sections, you will explore essential tools and materials, a wide range of trends and professional tips, and learn how to market and profit from your own mixed-media creations.

Gallery images from a variety of experts will inspire you to explore each of the techniques in the book, show how they have been applied to fabric, and provide a valuable starting point for crafting your own unique pieces. Create as you please with authentic design and embellishment techniques from Embellish Me.

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Austin-based fabric designer Wisbrun explores the possibilities of fabric embellishment in her first book, which covers a diverse variety of techniques for adding pizzazz to sewing projects. After an overview of fabric types and design principles, Wisbrun gets into the nitty-gritty of decorating fabric, including printing, dyeing, and embellishing with beads, sequins, thread, and other elements. Interviews with professional fabric artists are included throughout the book, allowing sewists a peek inside several different studios. VERDICT Wisbrun's techniques apply to all crafts involving fabric, from garment and accessory sewing to quilting to embroidery, so there's plenty of appeal here.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596688629
  • Publisher: Interweave Press
  • Publication date: 12/11/2012
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurie Wisbrun is an author and fabric designer who lives in Austin, Texas. You can find more about her and her work at www.lauriewis.blogspot.com and www.lauriewisbrun.com.

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Table of Contents


SECTION ONE: THE BASICS
Chapter 1: Getting started
Tools and materials
Understanding fabrics

Chapter 2: Designing Patterns
General pattern design tips
Hand rendered patterns
Computer rendered patterns

SECTION TWO: TECHNIQUES
Chapter 3: Bleaching
Removing color
Abstracts
Basic patterns
Motifs and artworks
Gallery
Practitioner interview

Chapter 4: Dyeing
Natural dyes
Dip dyeing and over dyeing
Tie dyeing
Batik
Shibori
Gallery
Practitioner interview

Chapter 5: Printing Patterns
Placement or all over printing
Block printing
Heat transfer printing
Digital printing
Screen printing
Pen and ink
Stenciling
Gallery
Practitioner interview

Chapter 6: Embellishment
Sequins
Beading and buttons
Zips
Fringes
Studs
Toys and trinkets
Stitching
Buttons
Gallery
Practitioner interview

Chapter 7: Specialist techniques
Needle punch
Embroidery
Punching
Appliqué
Foil embossing
Gallery
Practitioner interview

SECTION THREE: GOING PRO
Working with a digital printing service
Developing a collection
Marketing and selling your designs
Practitioner interview

Resources
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgments

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