Embellish Me is the ultimate guide to achieving the
perfect surface finish for your fabric-based projects.
Comprehensive step-by-step instructions are accompanied by detailed
illustrations that illuminate an extensive range of fabric
alteration and embellishment techniques. Learn tie-dyeing,
bleaching, and shibori; block, silk-screen, and digital printing;
and beading, embroidery, and applique. This information-rich guide
will equip you with all the information you need to apply these
techniques to any number of fabric projects, from tote bags and
clothes to cushion covers, lampshades, toys, and home furnishings.
Galleries throughout the book will inspire you to engage with these
techniques, showing how they have been applied to fabric and
providing a valuable starting point for your craft.
Divided into three sections, Embellish Me begins with
essential information on tools and materials, as well as a
comprehensive chapter on pattern design, which covers
computer-rendered patterns in addition to hand-drawn designs. The
second section is organized by technique, covering bleaching,
dyeing, and printing, as well as more complex embellishing
techniques such as embroidery, needle punching, and foil embossing.
Each chapter concludes with an artist interview, giving you insight
into the working practices of contemporary fabric crafters, and
providing further inspiration for your own projects. The third
section rounds out the book with instructions for crafters who want
to take their fabric designs to the next level, and offers in-depth
advice on important issues such as how aspiring crafters can best
market and sell their own designs.