You don't have to be a fashion designer to create your own amazing fabrics! Fabric Printing at Home will show you how to print your own custom fabrics using everyday items from the kitchen and around the house! With tons of color photos, step-by-step instructions, and helpful hints, you will be crafting your very own fabric designs in no time! Learn to make print blocks, rubbing plates, stencils, and fabric resists from a wide range kitchen materials. See how your favorite fruits and veggies create perfect shapes and texture patterns for your fabrics and how to upcycle simple materials for surface design. This family-friendly guide shows how to make fantastic, colorful fabric designs with accessible, non-toxic materials.
"Julie B. Booth is an exceptionally imaginative fiber artist and a well-respected teacher who is making her first inroad into publishing to widen her audience and selflessly share her knowledge. Fiber artists will find themselves challenged to step into their kitchens/studios to experiment with many of Booth's suggestions. Booth encourages the resulting next step for everyone. She invites artists through example to step outside the book and experiment without boundaries. Fabric artists looking for new inspirations and jumping off points will consider this a library staple." - Trudi Van Dyke, Independent Curator
"Many of the objects used to print are in your kitchen or somewhere in your house. If you are new to printing on fabric, you will find all kinds of different techniques, with pictures and instructions. If you're experienced with fabric printing, you might be surprised at what you didn't know. I found several techniques I plan to try soon." - Lynda Heines, Author/Speaker/Editor
"Julie Booth, one of the members of The Printed Fabric Bee has written a wonderful book about printing on fabric at home. She uses every thing but the kitchen sink - on second thought, I think she probably uses the kitchen sink!! As a surface designer, I always enjoy looking at books with fresh ideas. I really enjoyed going through Julie's book. It is packed with good information and beautiful photos."- Gerrie Congdon, Fabric Artist, member The Print and Fabric Bee
"This book has all sorts of creative ideas for transforming fabric through printing. And yes, those ideas include fruits and vegetable you may have right now in your kitchen." - Altered Couture magazine