Free Read [Philosophy Book] ☆ A Field Guide to Fabric Design: Design, Print & Sell Your Own Fabric; Traditional & Digital Techniques; For Quilting, Home Dec & Apparel - by Kim Kight ✓

By Kim Kight | Comments: ( 811 ) | Date: ( May 27, 2020 )

This title is a comprehensive and refreshingly straightforward fabric design guide that teaches you everything you need to know to get started from design and colour basics to creating repeat patterns, screen printing tips, even selling your designs


  • Title: A Field Guide to Fabric Design: Design, Print & Sell Your Own Fabric; Traditional & Digital Techniques; For Quilting, Home Dec & Apparel
  • Author: Kim Kight
  • ISBN: 9781607053552
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments A Field Guide to Fabric Design: Design, Print & Sell Your Own Fabric; Traditional & Digital Techniques; For Quilting, Home Dec & Apparel

  • Tati Dengo

    I read this as a completely inexperienced beginner in the topic and was very pleased in the end. Kight does an excellent job at clear, in-depth teaching. The many instructions and tutorials are easy to follow and the information is very thorough. She promptly answered any questions I had, as if she knew specifically which doubts might arise. In the end, no lose ends are left, and it is clear that any other answers I want will have to be gained through my own experiences after practicing the tech [...]


  • patty

    If one is interested in fabric design, this book is a terrific intro to the process.


  • Jeannine

    An informative and interesting book for this novice quilter. The author provides a comprehensive look at fabric design - even though I have little interest in designing fabric, I learned a lot about how fabrics are printed and oriented (etc) that will help me be a better quilter. The author provides detailed instructions for designing fabric repeats both by hand (vellum/scissors/tape) and computer (including instructions for Photoshop and Illustrator).She also provides a lot of resources for lic [...]


  • Holly

    great book with explanations for how to create and design fabric. though that is not on my list of things to do i learned a lot about the artistic process of fabric creation and appreciate it even more. now to work on my fabric stash hah!


  • Kristi

    I really found this book quite helpful. There are of course a multitude of ways to go about making pattern repeats and even more tutorials to be found online. As I currently use a very old version of Adobe software I found a lot of those did not apply to me and I often found other issues with them as well. Kight did a great job of distilling down the basics and addressing the differences in creating regular repeats and half-drop repeats in both pixel (Photoshop) and vector (Illustrator). I also [...]


  • Marilyn

    This "how to" book appeals to people who want to know about designing fabric. It has tutorials on how to create repeating designs and print your own fabric by hand or digitally. Depending on what you want to do (draw designs by hand, use adobe, diy print or digital print) parts of the book won't be relevant. I found the chapter about colorways most inspiring. I checked this out from the library - While it would make a good reference guide for designers to keep on hand, I'm not purchasing at this [...]


  • Elizabeth

    This is a great introduction to repeat fabric design. I focused mainly on the sections related to manual design, and color ways and collections. I plan on using GIMP to create my designs, so the digital design section didn't apply to me, and I studied fibers in college, so already know a fair amount about Manila printing. I chose to read this book because I plan on using Spoonflower to print my designs, and this book is recommended by them and discusses methods of design that align with digital [...]


  • Sara

    A good overview, but there were some things I wished she'd go into detail on like, when talking about paints for hand-printing fabrics, it states that water-based paints aren't wash-fast, and then never mentions it again. Wait what? This is a book about printing fabrics to use in apparel and quilts. It briefly mentions setting inks later, but does this solve the not-wash-fast problem?? Who knows! This is much more an overview than a how-to.


  • Surface Pattern Design Guild

    Kimberly Kight started the blog True Up in 2008. This awesome blog seemed like a never ending trip through the fabric world. Kimberly has since moved on to co-found Cotton + Steel. Ms. Kight wrote A Field Guide to Fabric with the intention of giving the reader a step by step guide through the fabric design world. For the full review go to: surfacepatterndesignguild.


  • Erika Mulvenna

    A really nice book including everything you ever wanted to know about creating a fabric design but were too afraid to ask. From creating a repeat pattern (by hand or using a computer) to printing fabric (block printing, silk screening or using a service), this book has it all. Great for those who are curious about the process or who want more information to give it a try.


  • Claire

    Aha!Lots of great info in this book, the basics of fabrics and patterns, tutorials for computer pattern creation and hand printed fabrics, roundtable interviews with designers. But it goes a bit further. What I love are all the details I didn't know that I didn't know.This is one I'd like to add to my reference shelf.


  • Maryse

    A great comprehensive book on fabric design. I took a class on fabric design about a year ago because I wanted to learn how it all worked. This book is a great resource to reinforcing what I learned and then some.


  • Jodi

    Loving this book! I can't say I'm really finished with it as I keep going back to it as a resource. With Spoonflower and so many other resources available to make your own fabric it's exciting to try some of these techniques to make something truly special and one of a kind.


  • kari

    An informative, inspiring book that covers all the basics: from colour theory and pattern design, through types of dyes and fabric, to printing techniques and commercial market. Also, there are great tutorials. I couldn't think of a better introduction to fabric design.


  • Judy

    This book is destined to be a classic. Full of info and background on things I have wondered about for years. I read it cover-to-cover like a novel. Thanks for a great resource.


  • Kelly

    Very informative and comprehensive for anyone exploring the subject of fabric design. I would have liked to see an index included, as it would have been helpful in synthesizing the information.


  • Jo

    The book does what it says. It covers all the bases and offers lots of tips and advice. Recommended as a superb all in one volume.


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