A DIY Guide to Designing Fabric, Wallpaper & Gift Wrap with 30+ Projects
Author: Stephen Fraser
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Designing fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap used to be the stuff of dreams. Only a few select creatives got to do it, and it required formal training and significant financial investment. But times have changed, and today anyone with a computer, Internet connection, and idea can upload a file and order their own fabric or paper, printed affordably one yard or more at a time. At the forefront of this revolutionary DIY movement is Spoonflower, a North Carolina startup that produces designs for hundreds of thousands of users worldwide—24 hours a day/seven days a week to keep up with demand. With step-by-step tutorials and projects that span a wide spectrum of skills, The Spoonflower Handbook is written for both new and experienced users of this print-on-demand technology. Covering everything from equipment to software to working with photos, scans, repeats, vector files, and more, it is an essential guide to a booming new creative outlet.
Stitch up a storm with more than 30 new stash-friendly projects from quilt and fabric lovers’ favorite creative force: Spoonflower. Discover all that you can make with just a yard or two! Spoonflower—a design-your-own/print-on-demand fabric company known for its unique, clever, and must-have designs—presents simple step-by-step instructions that are accompanied by templates and pattern pieces. Here are dozens of brand-new projects designed to be completed in just a few hours. Get inspired and turn your favorite fabric into a lovely garland, stylish tote, children’s tent, and all sorts of other accessories for home and fashion. With step-by-step tutorials and projects that span a wide spectrum of skills, this book is perfect for both new and experienced sewists. Designing fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap used to be the stuff of dreams. Today, Spoonflower’s technology allows anyone to affordably create, print, and purchase one-of-a-kind fabric or paper.
The DIY Resource for Creating a Successful and Profitable Craft Business
Author: Abigail Patner Glassenberg
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Turn Your Crafting Into a Career! All over the world, creatives are turning their hobby into their livelihoods--and Crafter's Market offers the competitive edge you need to make your craft your career. This comprehensive guide will introduce you to a new world of possibilities for taking your craft to the next level. To help you on your journey, this edition is updated with fresh resources, such as: • Over 250 new listings for complete, up-to-date contacts and submission guidelines for more than 1,500 craft market resources, including craft shows, publishers, marketplaces, and more! • Informative, inspirational articles on building your brand, customer communication, teaching classes, getting press coverage, photographing your goods, and more, from successful craft business owners. • Actions you can take today to grow your business now, no matter your creative medium--quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet, papercraft, or jewelry making! Whether you're looking to expand your online presence or you're just beginning to think about how to turn your weekend hobby into a side business, Crafter's Market is the complete resource for creative professionals.
The purpose of this book is mainly to guide new entrants in the textile field who would like to supervise and manage the various processes involved. Chemicals and chemical reactions are not discussed however, as the process parameters and chemicals used vary and this needs to be decided by senior technical personnel. This book does however give general guidelines that are applicable for all and which can be used as a guide for training technical staff. It is not possible to list all the value addition processes practiced worldwide in one book, and hence, an attempt is made to collect details of some of the commonly practiced value addition processes, especially for apparel purposes. The functional treatments given for various technical textiles like medical textiles, protective textiles, industrial textiles, agrotech materials, geotextiles, and sport tech, etc are not covered in this book.
The Amazing Power of Being Honest in a World That Lies
Author: Judi Ketteler
Publisher: Citadel Press
We all want the truth, don’t we? In fact, we demand it. We divorce spouses who withhold it. We insist our children practice it. We’re hurt when our friends don’t divulge it. We’re incensed by politicians who invent it. But when it comes to our own behavior, how often do we transgress? Out of diplomacy, kindness, sympathy, and privacy we don’t always tell the truth. Yet we often barely notice. So, what happens when we do notice? When we truly focus on the decisions we’re making around honesty? When we view our entire life through the lens of honesty? Award-winning journalist and New York Times contributor Judi Ketteler looked at her Facebook page and saw a content mother, a generous friend and sister, a good daughter, and a wife with a happy marriage. It wasn’t quite the whole story though. In thinking about all the truths she wasn’t revealing, Judi realized that the line between truth and deception was beginning to blur. How often had she herself paltered, exaggerated, concealed, side-stepped, or spun the truth? To answer that question, Judi started her “Honesty Journal.” She set out to get to the bottom of her complicated relationship with honesty and confronted her perennial fear of speaking the truth in social situations, among friends, in the workplace, with her kids—and finally, inside her complicated marriage. Blending her personal journey with the latest research into the psychology of deception, Would I Lie to You? is a timely consideration of the joys and pains of truth in a world that seems committed to lying.
Techniques, Tutorials & Inspiration for the Innovative Designer
Author: Laurie Wisbrun
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Oblikovanje tekstila
The Complete Guide to Designing and Printing Fabric is a comprehensive handbook covering everything there is to know about designing and printing fabric. The book walks readers through the entire fabric design process, from finding inspiration, through step-by-step tutorials on how to design a pattern (both digitally and by hand), looking at different printing methods (such as digital printing, screenprinting, monoprinting, stamping, stencilling, resis dying, painting and inkjet printing), to establishing and developing a fabric collection, and approaching a manufacturer. The Complete Guide to Designing and Printing Fabric is full of advice from established fabric designers with clear, easy to follow step-by-step tutorials. Textile design is a competitive industry and learning how to design fabric is something that both designers and crafters with an avid interest in fabrics are keen to learn more about. Companies such as Spoon Flower (spoon.flower.com) have emerged,