Printing on Fabric: Inside Peek

April 30, 2013, 11:54 am  Posted by needlearts

In Printing on Fabric, experienced instructor Jen Swearington covers everything fabric lovers need to know about printing fabric by hand. She starts by translating design ideas to into print ideas and mapping prints (whether you want a simple loose repeat or precisely measured patterns for yardage). She moves on to simple transfers with various stenciling methods as well as photo emulsion (which is what most people know as classic screen printing). But she doesn’t stop there. Another chapter addresses all the options beyond ink when it comes to printing on fabric; dye baths, bleach resists, and more are all thoroughly discussed and accompanied by plenty of tried and true recipes. A dozen teaching projects complete the package: just take a look at the colors and textures below!

If Jen’s name sounds familiar, that may be because she has exhibited in Quilt National three times (winning the Award of Excellence in 2009) and taught at many fine craft schools, including the Savannah College of Art and Design, Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and the University of North Carolina Asheville. She also travels to many craft shows and fairs, selling her work under the Jennythreads Studio label. You can see what she’s up to at www.jennythreads.net.


Leave a Reply