Embellish Me: How to Print, Dye, and Decorate Your Fabric

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"F+W Media, Inc.", Dec 11, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 176 pages
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Embellish Me is the ultimate guide to achieving the perfect surface finish for your fabric-based projects. Comprehensive step-by-step instructions are accompanied by detailed illustrations that illuminate an extensive range of fabric alteration and embellishment techniques. Learn tie-dyeing, bleaching, and shibori; block, silk-screen, and digital printing; and beading, embroidery, and applique. This information-rich guide will equip you with all the information you need to apply these techniques to any number of fabric projects, from tote bags and clothes to cushion covers, lampshades, toys, and home furnishings. Galleries throughout the book will inspire you to engage with these techniques, showing how they have been applied to fabric and providing a valuable starting point for your craft.

Divided into three sections, Embellish Me begins with essential information on tools and materials, as well as a comprehensive chapter on pattern design, which covers computer-rendered patterns in addition to hand-drawn designs. The second section is organized by technique, covering bleaching, dyeing, and printing, as well as more complex embellishing techniques such as embroidery, needle punching, and foil embossing. Each chapter concludes with an artist interview, giving you insight into the working practices of contemporary fabric crafters, and providing further inspiration for your own projects. The third section rounds out the book with instructions for crafters who want to take their fabric designs to the next level, and offers in-depth advice on important issues such as how aspiring crafters can best market and sell their own designs.

  

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Review: Embellish Me: How to Print, Dye, and Decorate Your Fabric

User Review  - Jo - Goodreads

A little bit of everything in the fabric embellishing dept., would make a nice primer, giving the opportunity for an interested novice to try multiple techniques. Well done. Read full review

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User Review  - Davenport Public Library - Goodreads

If you're anything like me, you spend an exorbitant amount of time on Pinterest pinning projects that you'll never finish (who am I kidding, never even start). Of course you have all the best ... Read full review

Contents

Contents
4
The Basics
6
Techniques
18
Going Pro
148
Resources
164

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About the author (2012)

Laurie Wisbrun is an author and fabric designer who lives in Austin, Texas. You can find more about her and her work at www.lauriewis.blogspot.com and www.lauriewisbrun.com.

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