I’ve told you before that I hoard paint swatches, but did you also know I hoard fabric remnants as well? Yes it’s true, I have baskets and bins filled with scraps and yardage of fabric I want to use somewhere, someday, whenever I get around to it. My idea of a perfect afternoon involves a good mocha and a warehouse full of fabulous fabric to admire and caress, and to add to my growing collection – I’m sure there are many of you that feel the same.
I don’t do many book reviews, but I was invited to be part of a blog tour for a book all about the process, or the art I should say, of designing and printing fabric. Hello, sign me up – that’s one topic I find completely fascinating! I was sent this lovely text Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design by textile designer Laurie Wisbrun, published by Chronicle Books.
The 200+ illustrative text begins with a primer on understanding patterns from floral to geometric to ethnic motifs. Various textures are discussed and then we’re introduced to the concept of repeat patterns. You’ll learn all about mirroring, composition, scale, and layout, etc.