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How to Print Fabric

by Zeena Shah, Kirstie Allsopp

How to Print Fabric Synopsis

Learn how simple hand printing techniques can transform fabric into personalized designs with this easy fabric printing guide from textile designer Zeena Shah. In this beautiful yet practical project book, Zeena shows you how to create contemporary textiles though 20 easy-to-master techniques, each accompanied by a simple sewing project to put your prints on display straight away. Using easily accessible materials from humble vegetables to rubber bands, to hand-carved wood blocks and simple screens, Zeena shows readers how to create striking printed designs and then how to make covetable items such as bags, table linen, cushions and pillows and more, to personalize your home interior with DIY style. Share your makes and see what other readers have created using #printwithzeena

How to Print Fabric Press Reviews

Zeena Shah is a textile and design talent, making beautiful and unique accessories and homeware in her East London studio. She's now sharing some of her skills in a new book, How to Print Fabric, which will get you trying all those fabric patterns you've wanted to quilt with at home on your kitchen table. - Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine Zeena is not only the smiliest, friendliest person in craft, she's also one of the most talented. Her skill and enthusiasm for all manner of printing and mark making techniques knows no bounds, and we've been privileged to work with her many times in Mollie Makes. Her style is always accessible, fresh and striking. We're equally as smiley for her, seeing what she's created in this fabulous book! - Lara Watson, editor of Mollie Makes I've admired Zeena's talent for creating unique screen printed homewares for many years, so I'm delighted to see her sharing her nuggets of crafty wisdom in How To Print Fabric. From the circles laundry bag to the forest drum lampshade, this book has filled me with the ideas and know-how to invite more handmade hues into my home! -Will Taylor, interior design author and editor of Bright Bazaar I first met Zeena on the set of my TV series Kirstie's Vintage Home, where I set up my own vintage workshop on London's Portobello road crammed with a wide range of skilled designer makers and plenty of handmade and homespun style. Zeena shared her printmaking expertise with me to create a beautiful Lino printed blind for the series and her sewing know how to up-cycle vintage fabrics into adorable novelty pillows to accessorise your home with. It is a joy to see her now sharing her knowledge and printmaking skills in this beautiful book. This book is full of brilliant and fun ideas with 20 exciting and original printmaking techniques that will have you addicted to printing fabrics with all manner of tools; from chopsticks and pencil ends to a lint roller. Zeena shows you how to print and sew some lovely projects using objects that you can find in your home and craft on your kitchen table top with very minimal and inexpensive equipment. You can even Screen Print with an embroidery hoop! This book is the perfect companion for the beginner crafter, then advance your skills throughout the book building up to more complex makes. I couldn't think of a better way to spend an afternoon! - Kirstie Allsopp

Book Information

ISBN: 9781446305973
Publication date: 16th October 2015
Author: Zeena Shah, Kirstie Allsopp
Publisher: David & Charles
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 128 pages
Categories: Needlework & fabric crafts,

About Zeena Shah, Kirstie Allsopp

Zeena Shah is a Chelsea School of Art graduate who, inspired by her love of textiles, launched her own business 'Zeena'; in 2010. Her collection of hand silk screen printed and handmade home accessories are all crafted in her East London studio and sold internationally. Zeena is a familiar face on TV having appeared on Kirstie's Vintage Home, The Apprentice and 60 Minute Makeover, as well as featuring regularly in both the craft and women's lifestyle press, including Red, Country Living, Mollie Makes, Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful, Elle Decoration and more. She also runs a programme of workshops with museums and organisations ...

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