Posts tagged ‘tutorials’

I’m Going to Be on (Renee) TV!

I am excited to announce that I will be on ReneeTV, the live chat feature of this Wednesday, April 25, at 9pm Eastern U.S. time, as part of their Meet the Pros series. I’ll be talking about A Field Guide to Fabric Design and about color and digital textile printing, and doing a live [...]

My Slow Blog Tour

I wanted to do something a little bit different for my blog tour for A Field Guide to Fabric Design. There were so many topics, lessons, and resources that couldn’t fit into the book, so I thought I’d form them into guest posts and offer them up to my gracious blog tour hosts. In talking [...]

The Great Knit Fabric Experiment

{ Harmony Art‘s knit prints }   I have to admit, though I have a few yards of it in my stash, I’ve never sewn with knits in my life. But Stitch Simple‘s recent Great Knit Fabric Experiment is getting me motivated. If you aren’t already familiar with Stitch Simple, it’s an online shop offering [...]

Fabric Display Idea: Chalkboard Hangers

This is the best idea. Stage your fabrics for projects-to-be by hanging them up with chalkboard-painted pants hangers. Jessica Wilson shows you how on the CRAFT blog. Related posts: Friday Quick Links Tweets Last Week Linky Tuesday on Wednesday How to Fold Fabric The Great Knit Fabric Experiment

A Beginner’s Guide to Digital Textile Printing

Kate McInnes (LoungeKat) emailed me to let me know about her free tutorial on vectortuts for setting up a file in Adobe Illustrator for digital textile printing. I’m extremely impressed — the tutorial itself is well designed and easy to follow, and it provides the most thorough instructions I’ve seen to date in regard to [...]

Book Review: Digital Textile Design

This is the first in a mini-series of posts about digital fabric printing that we’ll be posting over the remainder of this week. Check back tomorrow for a digital printing service roundup, and on Friday for a big list of ideas and inspiration. Digital Textile Design by Melanie Bowles and Ceri Isaac Lawrence King Publishing, [...]

More Illustrator Pattern Repeat Tutorials

Straight repeats Stripe repeat Plaid repeat Houndstooth design This same teacher has an easy to understand Intro to Illustrator series starting here. She is a fashion teacher (with an interest in designing fashions for Second Life (!)) so the lessons are geared toward textile people. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Block Repeat Adobe [...]

How to Create a Seamless Pattern in Illustrator

This tutorial on Digital Arts shows step-by-step how to create a repeating pattern in Illustrator. I know how to do it manually on paper and in Photoshop, but the Illustrator method has eluded me till now. Related posts: How to Make a Repeating Pattern Adobe Illustrator CS6: Pattern Creation Tool More Illustrator Pattern Repeat Tutorials [...]

Swatch Book Tutorial by Daisy Janie

As more independent designers produce their own fabric with digital printing technology and old-fashioned hand printing, they’ll need a way to present collections to buyers. Daisy Janie makes her own fabric, and true DIY spirit, she’s made her own swatch book … and shared how she did it. Definitely one to bookmark! P.S. Here are [...]