I don't know about you, but I love books. It seems like I can never read enough about fabric surface design. Fabric Printing at Home by Julie B. Booth is a brand new book from Quarry.
This book is full of techniques - all from stuff you already have in your kitchen or around the house.
Julie starts you out on how to set up your work area, the basic tool kit, and even directions on making your own portable print surface.
Then each chapter has different surface design methods. I absolutely love the corn cob printing in her
Kitchen Textures chapter. It's definitely one I will try.
I love resists and she has a couple I've not tried. One of them was using gelatin. I love her clear directions and sample pieces.
I also like the Recycled and Repurpose chapter where she makes lots of interesting stamps out of cardboard.
And if all of the techniques weren’t enough, the Contributing Artists chapter provides the reader lots of inspiration from artists using techniques from the book.
You can get into fabric printing without spending a lot of money. As I mentioned earlier, many of the objects used to print are in your kitchen or somewhere in your house. If you are new to printing on fabric, you will find all kinds of different techniques, with pictures and instructions. If you’re experienced with fabric printing, you might be surprised at what you didn’t know. I found several techniques I plan to try soon.
Fabric Printing at Home by Julie B. Booth, is one of those reference books that is great to have on the studio bookshelf.
Excerpts used/ photos used with permission from Quarry Books.