Friday, February 13, 2015

BLOG HOP - Fabric Printing at Home

There's a new book in town and I think you will like it. Fabric Printing at Home by Julie B. Booth is a great guide book on so many methods for printing designs on fabric. Everything in the book is very accessible and the techniques are easy and doable.


I was thrilled when Julie asked me to participate in her blog hop to celebrate the recent release of this book. I have been a long time fan of printing my own fabrics and there are so many ways to go about it. Julie covers all kinds of printing tools that you will most likely already have at home. From found objects and recycled objects to fruits and veggies, it's in there! Everything shared in the book is made using fabric paints--no dyes or chemicals, although you could use fiber reactive dyes if you wanted to. 

The next photos are some ways that I have printed on fabrics. Up first is a recycled cardboard tube that I hot glued some jute twine onto. I brayered a layer of textile paint onto my plexiglass palette and rolled the tube over the paint. Then I rolled the tube over my fabric. 


In the second example, I cut off a piece of our snow fence material and used it as a stencil. Just roll over the top with your foam roller.


And next is an example where I repurposed an empty sticker sheet. I had purchased a set of heart stickers and when I had used all the stickers from the sheet, I used a craft knife to cut the heart shapes through the bottom layer of the sheet. Instant stencil!


Julie's book will spark all kinds of new ways that you can print on fabric. And you can also use the ideas to print on paper too. No limitations here!

How would you like to have your very own copy of this book? If you leave a comment on this post you will be entered into a drawing to win a copy.


I will choose two names randomly, and the first name I draw will win a copy of Fabric Printing at Home and the second name will win the three pieces of fabric I printed here. Be sure that your comment has contact info so that I can contact you if I draw your name.

Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Sunday February 15. I will draw the winning names on Monday, February 16 and announce them here.

Please be sure to check out all the other blogs that are participating in this hop:

February 1 - 14: Julie Booth
February 2: Lisa Chin
February 3: Lynn Krawczyk
February 4: Jane Davila
February 5: Carol R. Eaton
February 6: Judy Gula
February 7: Susan Purney Mark
February 8: Teri Lucas
February 9: Jennifer Coyne Qudeen
February 10: Deborah Boschert
February 11: Lynda Heines
February 12: Cheryl Sleboda
February 13: Terri Stegmiller
February 14: Jackie Lams

HAPPY PRINTING!

67 comments:

  1. Gorgeous ..and I would love to win!
    Happy Valentine's Days to you!
    xxx
    Susi

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  2. I have so enjoyed following this blog hop and have lots of ideas to try out. It would be great to win Julie's book.

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  3. Awesome fabrics. I have enjoyed all the ideas given during this blog hop

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  4. Looks like a wealth of ideas in this book! Love your fabrics!

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  6. I would love to play with fabric and this book!

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  7. What fun - I love your ideas!

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  8. Looks like a book with very interesting ideas. I'd love to add it to my library.

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  9. Love your examples, and I'm really inspired by all that I have seen in the blog posts... thanks!

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  10. Great blog hop! finding new blogs to follow and the book is added to my wish list!

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  11. It is so much fun to see all the different effects you can get from household materials! Love your designs!

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  12. This blog hop gets more intriguing every day. I love the snow fence print! Found objects sure make interesting screens and stamps.

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  13. This book looks like it would be loads of fun!!

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  14. This hop has been fun. Learned all kinds of techniques. Your fabrics are pretty cool!

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  15. I'm waiting for summer to get out and do these!!!! A book would be helpful! :)

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  16. Your fabric is beautiful! I will be keeping the next paper towel empty roll for sure!

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  17. This blog hop has probably been the most inspirational way to promote a book I've ever seen! How could you NOT want to try all of these cool techniques?

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  18. Thanks for sharing your experiments. This blog hop has been so much fun. So full of inspiration.

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  19. Enjoyed this hop a lot. Sorry to see it end.
    Thanks

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  20. What fun projects. Wish I had found out sooner about this blog hop.

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  21. This is a really neat book - love all the ideas!

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  22. I love how the blue piece of fabric turned out. Lots of ideas in Julie's book.

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  23. Ooo, I like the sticker idea. Wouldn't have thought of it, but it works so well! Smart.

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  24. Love the string on the cardboard tube look! Will definitely try it your way.

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  25. Enjoy reading your blog, will check out the others. Thank you for opportunity to win.

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  26. I'd have a lot of fun figuring out how to use your fabrics. Can't say which I'd like more -- the book or the fabrics. Probably the fabrics. Reminds me of the story about the woman who was forced to choose either her husband or her only brother to save from the vicious kidnappers. All were surprised when she chose the brother, rather than her husband, whom she loved dearly. She explained, "My parents are dead so I could never get another brother, but I expect I could find another husband to love."

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  27. Love the fabrics you made. Am planning of buying the book if I don't win one, but your fabric would be unique. Love watching your blog and your latest creations,

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  28. This looks like so much fun. You are always coming up with something new. This make it more tangible.
    So enjoy seeing your fabrics and work.

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  29. I love that you used your snow fencing as a stencil. I live in Florida and wouldn't have any idea of that. I'm going to try the nite on the paper towel though. Looks very cool.

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  30. This book looks fantastic! I've always wanted to do some fabric printing but never seem to get started. This looks like just the thing to push me to it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  31. Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful fabric or this great book. I have learned a lot from this blog hop!
    jlpfeffer at gmail dot com

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  32. Love your results and would love to win a copy of the book... :)
    (textilerecycler at yahoo dot com)

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  33. I didn't bring my glue gun to Florida this year!!! Dang...but maybe I can improvise!! Love this post!!!!

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  34. This looks like so much fun to design your own fabric! Thanks for a chance to win. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  35. I love checking in here to see what you are up to. Would love this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. Thank you for the idea about cutting a used sheet of stickers through completely to use as a stencil itself. Brilliant. Really fabby. Norma

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  37. I love the examples you have posted of your painted fabrics! Your blog is always fun to visit and absorb some inspiration when I'm in a creative rut. Thank you for that and for the opportunity to win this awesome new book. I'd love to read and learn from Julie Booth's book! anitag@telus.net

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  38. i love your printing techniques and all your blog ideas in general are fantastic. I want this book for sure! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  39. i love your printing techniques and all your blog ideas in general are fantastic. I want this book for sure! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  40. What an ingenious way of re-purposing the leftover sheet from stickers. I've stuck that idea into my toolbox for sure. Thanks for a chance at that wonderful inspiring book and OMG your printed fabric.

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  41. I love what you did with the recycled stencils!

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  42. I love the designs and the colors. Thanks for sharing your beautiful art!

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  43. Am loving this blog hop, and learning new techniques at every stop. Snow fence is one I haven't heard of before, wouldn't even know where to get it. But it looks darn good and the other tips are great too.

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  44. Am loving this blog hop, and learning new techniques at every stop. Snow fence is one I haven't heard of before, wouldn't even know where to get it. But it looks darn good and the other tips are great too.

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  45. Very interesting fabric you have printed! Interesting book too!

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  46. I really enjoyed your homemade stencil ideas, I plan on using them soon!

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  47. I never knew you could use hot glue in the way you have used it to create fabric design. This requires some dedicated play time. It looks like the best fun.

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  48. Hearts are my favorite design. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  49. Beautiful fabrics and interesting techniques! I will look for this book! d.give@bex.net

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  50. I'm hoping to win a copy of this book, if not, I will order one...what a great reference!

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  51. I love what you have done with the fabrics , simple designs that look so effect. I would love to win this book , thanks for the chance .

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  52. wonderful what creative things you can do with simple tools

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  53. wonderful what creative things you can do with simple tools

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  54. Fun ideas for printing,thanks for the chance to win a prize!

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  55. your three pieces of fabric are lovely.

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  56. Sounds like a great book! One of those ideas, wrapping yarn on a tube is similar to one I use for texture on clay of wrapping rope on a stiff tube or battle. So I imagine some ideas in this book could be used for clay AND fiber!

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  57. Like the "woven" effect from the twine-wrapped tube.

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  58. Wow - this looks like fun. I am going to roller print the bit of fabric I just dyed.

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  59. You have shared some great ideas. Thanks! I'll be trying some of these - and variations you have inspired - very soon.

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  60. lots of great ideas! I love the background fabrics that you used too!

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  61. lots of great ideas! I love the background fabrics that you used too!

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  62. Great ideas. I'd love a chance to win a copy of the book.

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  63. Great ideas. I'd love a chance to win a copy of the book.

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  64. i haven't done any printing on fabric in quite some time. it might be time to learn some new ideas. brunerwoman@yahoo.com

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  65. i haven't done any printing on fabric in quite some time. it might be time to learn some new ideas. brunerwoman@yahoo.com

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  66. Love your fabrics. This looks like a great book.

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