Field Guide to Fabric Design (book)

fieldguidefabricdesign2.jpgEvery year there’s a large quilt show in Santa Clara – Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF). I was able to go yesterday and in between looking at all the amazing quilts (took only a couple hundred photos), I did a little looking at some of the vendors that were there – after all, what is a quilt show without a wee bit of shopping.

I found this book “A Field Guide to Fabric Design: Design, Print & Sell Your Own Fabric; Traditional & Digital Techniques” by Kimberly Kight (published by StashBooks, ISBN 978-1607053552) and LOVE IT!

If you’ve ever thought about what it would take to create your own fabric – whether it’s block printing, screen printing, digital printing or licensing to a fabric company – this book is a really great start.

Kim goes into detail about terms, motifs, layouts and most of all repeats, both by hand and on the computer. It’s a real gem with tons of photos so you can actually see what’s being said. I know that I went to school for all of this but oh how I wish I’d had this book a couple of years ago. :)

Anyway, if you’ve ever wondered and wanted a really great read I highly recommend checking out this book.

Ok, gotta get to work!

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