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