A Field Guide to Fabric Design

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A Field Guide to Fabric Design offer a comprehensive resource for fabric design and printing, including helpful tips and advice from today's premier fabric designers.  Add personal, distinctive style to everything you sew with fabric you designed yourself. Each tutorial is refreshingly straightforward and you'll love looking through the book's abundance of tantalizing fabric images! With a complete resources section, this indispensible guide is a must-have for hobbyists and professionals alike. Also learn:
  • Design and color basics with step-by-step tutorials for creating repeat patterns with your computer or by hand.
  • Explore all the different ways to transfer your designs on to fabric, from screen printing to getting licensed with a fabric company.
  • And much more!

ISBN: 9781607053552
Pub Date: 11/16/2011
160 Pages
Dimensions: 8.15 x 10.13 Inches

Table of Contents
Section One: Design and Color 
    Know Your Patterns: Fabric Fundamentals
        Design Parameters, Developing Your Design Style
        Designer Roundtable, Obstacle to Creativity
        Trends: Set, Follow, or Ignore?
        Trends and You
        Copyright Primer
    Step-by-Step Design
        Tutorial Designing Repeats by Hand
        Turorial Designing Repeats by Computer
        Design Software and Tools
        Proffing Repeats, Why and How
        Designer Roundtable, Favorite Tools
    Know Your Color
        Developing Efective Color Palettes and Schemes
        Working with Digital Color
        Applying Color
        Applying Color Schemes in Illustrator
        Applying Color Schemes in Photoshop
        Branding with Color
    Colorways and Collections
Section Two: Printing
    Know your Surface: Fabric Basics
        A Look at Fabric Construction
        Commonly Printed Fabrics
    Step-by-Step Hand Printing
        Block Printing
        Screen Printing
        All About Inks, Creating a Work Surface
        Why Do You Screen-Print
    Digital Printing
        Pigment, Dye, and Dye Sublimation
        Why Digital?
Section Three: The World of Fabric Design
    Designing for Fun and Profit
        Short-Run Designing for Fun
        Designing for Profit
        Fabric Design and the Big Picture    
        Building Your Brand
Meet the Roundtable Designers
About the Author

About the Author
Kim Kight has been obsessed with fabric, and especially fabric print design, since receiving a sewing machine as a gift from her mother-in-law in 2000. She established the blog True Up in 2008 to share that obsession with the world. Along the way, she taught herself fabric design. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and son.

SKU: QM1289

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kim Werker

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781607053552