"A complete guide to modern textile design and printing. Written by a devoted student and aficionado of textiles who covers all things fabric on her popular blog, True Up, this book introduces readers to every aspect of textile design. General information about design and color principles and fabric basics accompanies step-by-step tutorials that show readers how to design repeats by hand and on the computer, how to select and build color palettes, and how to prepare designs for digital or hand printing. Hands-on steps for small-scale DIY block and screen printing are also provided. Finally, there's advice on the ins and outs of designing for fun and for profit. A series of Designer Roundtables features tips and valuable advice from design professionals like Amy Butler, Anna Marie Horner, Tula Pink, Bari J. Ackerman, and many others. The complete and detailed Resources section is a go-to reference guide for everything from where to get your designs printed, to the best design software, to which design schools offer degrees in textile design"--
Physical Description:print 160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Publisher:Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, 2011.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-159).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Know your patterns: fabric design fundamentals -- Step-by-step design -- Know your color -- Colorways and collections -- Know your surface: fabric basics -- Step-by-step hand printing -- Digital printing -- Designing for fun and profit.