Printing on Fabric: Techniques with Screens, Stencils, Inks, and Dyes (Paperback)
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 d cor, this beautiful book is the perfect resource for sewers, quilters, and other fabric crafters.
Jen 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 the Savannah College of Art and Design; the University of North Carolina, Asheville; Penland School of Crafts; and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Jen lives in Asheville, NC with her husband, two dogs, and two cats. See what she's up to these days at jennythreads.net.