Fabric Surface Design by Cheryl Rezendes is the type of craft book that inspires you to create marvelous pieces of art you can display, or even wear. Using fabric, you can create many different looks, and some may be easier than you think.
“Sensational sewing projects demand fabulous fabrics! Fiber artist Cheryl Rezendes shows you how to create an astonishing array of surface designs, simply and safely, using textile paints and printing ink. She covers a wide variety of techniques: stamping, ancient Japanese Shibori, silkscreen, soy wax and flour resist, image transfer, marbling, nature printing, foils and metal leaf, and more. Step-by-step photos illustrate every technique, and Rezendes shows you lots of innovative ways to combine and layer techniques for stunning results.” – Fabric Surface Design
Fabric Surface Design is a fabulous design reference and how-to book on fabric design. So many different styles are covered; it is truly perfect for the beginner to the expert artist.
The only problem I saw when reading this book was finding the time to create all of the fun projects included. Some of the fabric designs I want to try include: stamping, nature printing, silk-screen printing, image transfer, and marbling. I haven’t done anything like this, so I’ll need to start small. Thankfully, Cheryl Rezendes writes in a very helpful format that makes me comfortable enough to try, even if it takes many tries to get it right. That is what art is all about anyways, right?
If you want to try doing some fabric printing, this is the perfect book to get you started. I highly recommend it.
* Thank you to the publisher of Fabric Surface Design, Storey, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.