Printing on Fabric: Techniques with Screens, Stencils, Inks, and Dyes

Printing on Fabric: Techniques with Screens, Stencils, Inks, and Dyes


By (author) Jenny Doh

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  • Publisher: Lark Books,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 203mm x 284mm x 13mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 2 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Asheville
  • ISBN 10: 1454703946
  • ISBN 13: 9781454703945
  • Edition statement: Firsttion.
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, includes photographs, includes 300+ illustrations, includes diagrams
  • Sales rank: 239,436

Product description

This book comes from an award-winning quilter, garment designer and teacher, comes an essential and accessible guide to printing by hand on fabric. It explains how to translate design ideas into print and covers various methods of transfer, such as stencil, photo emulsion and dye baths. It features 12 projects that range from garments to home decor and a handful of custom dye recipes. From award-winning quilter, garment designer, and teacher Jen Swearington comes an essential and accessible guide to printing by hand on fabric. She starts by explaining how to translate design ideas into prints, from single motifs to repeating patterns. Jen then goes on to cover various methods of transfer: stencils, photo emulsion, dye baths, bleach resists, and more. With plenty of tried-and-true recipes, and a dozen teaching projects that range from garments to home decor, this beautiful book is the perfect resource for sewers, quilters, and other fabric crafters!

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Author information

Swearington is an independent designer and artist. In 2003, she founded Jennythreads Studio and has since made her living creating handmade, hand-printed apparel and accessories. She has exhibited in Quilt National three times (winning the Award of Excellence in 2009). Jen has taught at a number of educational institutions such as the University of North Carolina and Penland School of Crafts.

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"A super useful and engaging volume on screen printing...Jen gets into detail on many approaches to screen printing in this book--both low-tech ones with simple materials and more-advanced concepts. It's the kind of book you can really grow your skills with, and the kind of book that inspires you in a lot of different directions." --CraftyPod "I LOVE this book! Jen Swearington knows her stuff and makes sure that she gives you ALL the information you need to be confident in trying out these techniques." --Sew Sweetness "This fun and imaginative look at printing on fabric feels like a personal conversation between you and Jen. Hand-drawn images, photos, and color-coded instructions complement its overall appeal." --"American Quilter Magazine""Features meticulous how-to instructions for colorful, professional-quality fabric printing...Diagrams and full-color photographs on almost every page illustrate this user-friendly resource, highly recommended for anyone interested in fabric printing whether for hobbyist or professional purposes." --"Midwest Book Review" ""