How to Print Fabric
Learn how simple hand printing techniques can transform fabric into personalized designs with this easy fabric printing guide from textile designer Zeena Shah.
Zeena shows you how to create contemporary textiles through 20 easy-to-master techniques, each accompanied by a simple sewing project to put your prints on display straight away.
Using easily accessible materials from humble vegetables to rubber bands, to hand-carved wood blocks and simple screens, Zeena shows you how to create striking printed design and then how to make covetable items including bags, table linen, cushions and pillows, to personalize your home interior with DIY style!
Each technique is paired with a project to show how you can use it to display your printed fabric Techniques include:
- Mark making eg: printing with end of pencil to make polka dots,
- printing with pom poms and string
- Vegetable printing
- Block printing
- Lino printing
- Silk screen printing
- Sewing Techniques
About the Author:
Zeena Shah is a Chelsea School of Art graduate UK who, inspired by her love of textiles, launched her own business 'Zeena'; in 2010. Features regularly in both the craft and women's lifestyle press, including Red, Country Living, Mollie Makes, Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful, Elle Decoration and more. She also runs a programme of workshops with museums and organisations including the V&A and Google. www.zeenashah.com
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