as a fabric lover and sewing teacher there is always a small part of me that is oh-so-tempted to design my own fabric. to get it just right, ya know?
so when I saw this book from the people behind one of my favorite textile blogs True Up, I knew I wanted it. but, I played it a little too cool and it wasn’t in my stocking on Christmas morning…darn that Santa! so, you can only imagine how excited I was to find out that I won it from Christina at A Few Scraps. and, it is just as fabulous as I imagined it was going to be. it includes great coverage on different fabric types in general and thorough, thorough discussion on the different ways to make your own fabric from stamp-making to screen printing to digital printing. it’s very inspiring.
and, because Christina is just plain awesome she even threw in a fat quarter of the first fabric she designed. it’s called ‘selvedge on steroids’, she made it on spoonflower, which is one of the digital fabric printing studios. (one warning: it is incredible and if you click on the link and head over the spoonflower, I cannot be responsible for the many lost, happy hours that may result.) isn’t the fabric perfect!! especially given how much time I spend discussing selvedge! now…the find the perfect thing to make with it!
kristen gilmore powell says
I love that selvedge fabric!! looks like a great book! we should do ‘show and tell’ on salon nights and bring books to show!
such a good idea!! we will do that for sure.