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Printing on Fabric
by Jen Swearington
Pub Date: April 2013
ISBN: 9781454703945
Format: Paperback, 160pp
all in color
8 X 10

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 décor, this beautiful book is the perfect resource for sewers, quilters, and other fabric crafters!
Author Bio

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

What Others Are Saying
“A super useful and engaging volume on screen printing…Jen gets into detail on many approaches to screen printing in this book—both low-tech ones with simple materials and more-advanced concepts. It's the kind of book you can really grow your skills with, and the kind of book that inspires you in a lot of different directions.” —CraftyPod
“I LOVE this book! Jen Swearington knows her stuff and makes sure that she gives you ALL the information you need to be confident in trying out these techniques.” —Sew Sweetness
“This fun and imaginative look at printing on fabric feels like a personal conversation between you and Jen. Hand-drawn images, photos, and color-coded instructions complement its overall appeal.” —American Quilter Magazine

“Features meticulous how-to instructions for colorful, professional-quality fabric printing…Diagrams and full-color photographs on almost every page illustrate this user-friendly resource, highly recommended for anyone interested in fabric printing whether for hobbyist or professional purposes.” —Midwest Book Review