Newsflash – Laurie Wisbrun has authored the amazing book pictured here! It’s the perfect primer for anyone with an interest in learning about the making of textiles. She begins by describing design types and suggested methods for gathering inspiration. Laurie then shows people’s various ways of creating patterns both by hand and digitally.
The second section has Chapters on fabric inks and dyes, block printing, steciling, and silkscreening. It’s very visual with an interesting variety of studios sharing their experience! Speaking of contributors I’m interviewed in the third part that focuses on the business of fabric ie: licensing your work to manufacturers! Laurie also talks about portfolio development and lets us hear from designers who have always done the manufacturing themselves to create their brands . It’s chock full of relevant links and tips!
The UK, Australian, & New Zealand version – shipping now (from Amazon) is published by A&C Black and is called The Complete Guide to Designing and Printing Fabric!
The American version will be published by Chronicle Books under the name Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design – available in March 2012!
Congratulations to Laurie and her publishers – I’m proud to be a part of this unique creation!