Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Book Review & Giveaway

Printing on Fabric
Techniques with Screens, Stencils, Inks, and Dyes
By Jen Swearington

Published by Lark Crafts

Lark Crafts recently sent me this book and today I'd like to share it here with you.

Have you been wanting to learn about screen printing on fabric? This new book is an excellent resource and even includes some great projects to get you started. The author discusses all the tools and supplies you'll need and covers several different techniques so that you can choose which one you think you'd like to start with.

There is a lot of information packed in this book, from using household items such as doilies and freezer paper to more advanced techniques using drawing fluid and photo emulsion. Learn about using inks, dyes, discharge agents, and more. You will learn how to reclaim a screen, apply the screen printed designs to fabric, create screen designs from wax rubbings, and much much more.  There is a chapter about design placement, patterns, repeats and registration.  And a bonus--the author has included some design templates for you to use.  I love the Waves of Grain image (you can see it used in the the third photo down).











How would you like a chance to win this book? All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. To be eligible, you must have a USA shipping address and please be sure I am able to contact you via email. I will draw the winning name on Monday, April 1.

38 comments:

  1. I am intrigued! I would love the opportunity to check this book out for myself!

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  2. This looks like a fun book! Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  3. oh wow, that looks like way too much fun, would love it!

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  4. that book looks great. Thanks for the give away.

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  5. This would be a great book to own. I do some block printing but would like to learn about screen printing.

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  6. This book looks great. I'm always up to learn new ways to play with fabric.

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  7. thanks for the opporunity. sounds like it would be a great addition to my library

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  8. thanks for the opporunity. sounds like it would be a great addition to my library

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  9. I've been wanting to do that for SO long!!! Please toss my name into the hat.

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  10. this book looks amazing! I would love to try these techniques. Thanks for a great blog!

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  11. Would love to win the book - it looks good!

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  12. Looks and sounds interesting indeed. I'm with you about the "waves of grain" images, it really is very pretty.

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  13. That looks like a very good book! It would look great in my library :)

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  14. PS. I live in Canada but I have a daughter in Chicago so mailing is no problem - you would almost think it was mine already (grin)

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  15. Would love to give this a try.

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  16. I would love to win this book. I am still having so much fun with the stencils!

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  17. This looks like it would be a fun book to explore. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  18. It looks like a fantastic book and I'd love to win it. I'm probably going to get into thermofax printing soon so it will come in handy.

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  19. Seems à great resource book , would love to have it.

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  20. looks like a great book. Not eligible for the draw but thanks for the post about the book- I have never seen it.

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  21. ohhh this looks like a great one to have! thanks!!!

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  22. Your give aways are great fun ~ Keep 'em coming!

    Cheers!

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  23. Thanks for sharing with us. Put my name in the hat, please. Del

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  24. I have been wanting to try screen printing but wasn't sure how to start it. I've been looking at online tutorials but would love to have a book that I can refer to. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  25. Thanks for giving us a peek inside this book.

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  26. Looks like a VERY helpful book. I would love to win it; thanks for the opportunity.

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  27. Looks like a wonderful book with helpful information for us newbies printing on fabric. Of course I'd love the opportunity to win it. :)

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  28. I am enjoying my surface design adventures...first e-item I purchased was a mixed media gem from one Terri Steg! I would love to win this book!

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  29. Sounds like a fun book! Thanks for making it available for a giveaway.

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  30. I have been wanting to learn more about printing techniques, and would love a chance to win this book!

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  31. I do! I do! Looks like a great book!!

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  32. I want to learn this.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I would love to win this book as I am intrigued by printing techniques.

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  34. Great looking book. Thank you.

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  35. Thanks so much everyone! The winning name has been drawn.

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