A Field Guide to Fabric Design
…plus a giveaway!

Field Guide cover

It may sound silly to say this, but as I introduce this book to you, I ask that you cast your mind back to mid-2008. There was a new website on the block and everyone I knew was clamoring for an invitation: Spoonflower. As I gazed into my crystal ball of the future, I could see the potential for this site to really gain traction and entice a whole new group of sewists to try their hand at designing their own fabric. If only they knew how. So, I rang up Stephen, the co-owner of Spoonflower, and asked him if he knew anyone who could explain the world of digital printing and fabric design to our readers. He said, yes…Kim Kight of the popular blog, True Up.

And, boy, was he right. I am beyond proud to introduce you all to the result of many months of exciting work: The Field Guide to Fabric Design by Kim Kight. Kim has developed a book that covers everything from fabric design fundamentals to step-by-step tutorials on how to create designs (both by hand and using computer software).

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She teaches how to create repeats…

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She explains how to develop a color palette that works together…

field guild page spread3She reviews the basics of commonly printed fabric types…

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She introduces you to the world of professional fabric design…and the best part is that each section is packed with designer roundtables where the best designers working in the industry today offer their advice and experience on a range of topics.

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Even with all of this amazing content, trying to present it to you in book form without making the instructions appear dry and boring, was the challenge our Design Manager, Kristy Zacharias:

The title of Kim’s book really influenced the direction that I took the book design. When I think of a field guide, I think of a straight-forward, visual presentation that allows the reader to match terms and definitions with clearly marked images. A Field Guide to Fabric Design is full of definitions and images. The challenge for me was to present the information in a way that supported Kim’s wealth of fabric knowledge so that readers would feel inspired by the content, not overwhelmed. By keeping the design minimal and letting the wonderful fabric images speak for themselves, I think we’ve put together a true field guide for aspiring fabric designers.

From a kernel of an idea and the glimmer of a trend, Kim has created a visually exciting, information-packed guide for anyone who wants to print fabric for fun or for profit, which further reinforces our mission at Stash Books: to explore new ways to help you create unique and handmade fiber art. Kim has also launched a website in conjunction with this book where you can ask questions, share resources, gather advice, and chat. This is going to be a book you read from cover to cover…that is if you can stop yourself from running out to get the supplies you need to dive right in!

Now’s your chance to win your own copy of The Field Guide to Fabric Design! To enter, leave a comment here telling us if you’ve ever tried designing your own fabric before. The deadline is Sunday, October 23, 2011 and the winner will be contacted via email.

Increase your chances to win…enter an extra comment for each of the actions you take (or have already taken) below. Thanks in advance for spreading the word – good luck!

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342 Comments

  1. Posted October 22, 2011 at 6:09 am | Permalink

    I have never tried designing fabric before…but recently I’ve been hit with a sudden realisation that I’ll be graduating from college soon and I have no idea what I want to do. I thought about it for a few days and to be a fabric designer was #1 in my mind. I have always loved fabrics and a few years ago when I got a sewing machine, I went crazy buying fabric! I must have spent most of my money on fabric >:)

  2. Posted October 22, 2011 at 4:07 am | Permalink

    Liked on Facebook :)

  3. Posted October 22, 2011 at 4:04 am | Permalink

    I joined the Creative Troupe

  4. Posted October 22, 2011 at 4:03 am | Permalink

    Added C&T Publishing as a contact on my Flickr

  5. Posted October 22, 2011 at 4:02 am | Permalink

    What a wonderful giveaway! I was waiting for this book for ages. It is one of my “must have”.
    I have never tried to design my own fabric (because I don’t know how), but I was thinking about lately. I’ve a lot of ideas and for that reason I think this book will help me a lot.
    Thank you so much for this chance to win :)

  6. Barb
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    I am actually trying out some drawings right now. I was inspired by some local scenery and thought I’d give it a try! Looking forward to this book!

  7. Shirley
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this book! Love C&T Publishing. I’m looking forward to taking my printing to the next level.

  8. Posted October 21, 2011 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    I have never tried to design fabric but this book looks like a wonderful place to start if I ever seriously consider it. Also “liked’ on Amazon! Thank you for the giveaway!

  9. Cornelia
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    I have fantasized a lot about fabric lines I would design, but I have never put pencil to paper. I have a basic understanding of repeats and what-not, but I don’t feel confident enough to try my hand at it. This book will change that!

  10. Gill
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    I’m a CT member!

  11. Gill
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    I’ve never tried designing before! Not enough confidence though I’d love to have a go!

  12. Posted October 20, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    This is one book I’ve been impatiently waiting for…

  13. modern manson
    Posted October 20, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    I’ve liked the book on Amazon!

  14. modern manson
    Posted October 20, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    I’ve sent my new member request to the creative troupe!

  15. modern manson
    Posted October 20, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    This book is amazing! I really want to design my own line.

  16. Angie H.
    Posted October 20, 2011 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    I’ve “liked” C&T on Facebook under my name Angie Hofmann. Thanks!

  17. Angie H.
    Posted October 20, 2011 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    I’ve made C&T a Flickr contact under my Flickr name of MaddyMaze Studio

  18. Angie H.
    Posted October 20, 2011 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    I’ve “Liked” the book on Amazon

  19. Angie H.
    Posted October 20, 2011 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    I’ve never tried to design my own, but I’m itching to give it a go. I have so many, many ideas brewing.

  20. Judy Johnson
    Posted October 20, 2011 at 5:33 am | Permalink

    I need this book. I am totally clueless about the process and I need to know!!

  21. Posted October 20, 2011 at 1:49 am | Permalink

    this book looks great, I studied textiles years ago, but digital printing technology has turned everything upside down, so many more possibilities!

  22. Posted October 20, 2011 at 1:34 am | Permalink

    this looks really great. have started some fabric design but have lots to learn :)

  23. Posted October 19, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    I “liked” it on Amazon!

  24. at
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    this book looks perfect for exactly how to start…i have some ideas I love to see in print but haven’t really figured out how to get there!

  25. marsha
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    I just “liked” the book on amazon.ca

  26. marsha
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    The book looks sooooo good. I tried designing with Spoonflower but couldn’t make the images flow, so the pattern looked choppy. I have also tried printing with stamps and stencils, but same issue again.
    I will put this book on my amazon wishlist too in case I don’t win it here!

  27. tamara
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    I design on spoonflower & have done some screenprinting, blockprinting, etc at Art College many years ago. There is still alot of the rocess I know very little about, though, and I’m sure this book would be a step in the right direction. Thanks for the opportunity.

  28. Kathy
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    Many, many years ago I tried my hand at printing fabric. I still have these beautiful Indian wood block prints!

  29. Posted October 19, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    I have really enjoyed trying my hand at fabric design by using both Spoonflower and screen-printing yardage myself. It’s almost like art, graphic design and and geometry all wrapped up in one!

  30. Amandine
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    I tried to design my own fabrics. This book will help me …

  31. wendy
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    I am an illustrator who discovered Spoonflower and have been trying to teach myself fabric design. I need help and I reckon this wonderful book would teach me so much more than I can do myself.

  32. Kathleen
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t tried designing my own fabric yet but have been itching to give it a try. It is so great that this book puts so much helpful information in one place.

  33. Patricia
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    I have never had the awesome opportunity to design my own fabric but am dying to do so!!!!

  34. Posted October 19, 2011 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    I have designed many pieces of fabric, BUT there is always something new to learn. I would love to look through this book.

  35. lee
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    we did some fabric design with block prints in high school art (40 years ago). it was a lot of fun, and i’d really like to start doing more fabric design now that i have a little more “free time”.

  36. Renee
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    and ‘liked’ the facebook page!

  37. Renee
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    and I just liked and put the book on my Amazon list!

  38. Renee
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    I keep looking at Spoonflower, but I’m a bit intimidated, even after taking a class on fabric design in college. This is exactly what I’ve been waiting for.

  39. Posted October 19, 2011 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    …and made you one of my Flickr contacts!

  40. Posted October 19, 2011 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    …liked your Facebook page…

  41. Posted October 19, 2011 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    I liked the book on Amazon…

  42. Posted October 19, 2011 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    I have designed a bunch of different fabrics on Spoonflower – so much fun! http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/robyriker

  43. Jen
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    I’ve been dabbling in fabric design via Spoonflower for the last few weeks. I feel like I’m getting the hang of things (making repeats, matching colors etc.) But I also feel like I’m doing a lot of inventing as I go along. It would be nice to have a “field guide” to direct me and to learn from as I delve into different fabric genres.
    I’ve liked you on Amazon and FB and I look forward to your photo stream i flikr. I also look forward to my next paycheck when I can buy this book!

  44. Maureen
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    That’s exactly what I am looking for this book would fit my needs! I’m a creative deaf person how to design but I need to find the right tools to start with my design. Thank you for this offering a great book!

  45. Posted October 19, 2011 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    I liked the book on Amazon!

  46. Posted October 19, 2011 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    I have never tried before because I didn’t know how to even begin, but I would love to give it a whirl!

  47. Laura M
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    Love True Up and Spoonflower. I’ve had intentions of designing fabric but just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

  48. Posted October 19, 2011 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    I’ve liked it on amazon. Looks very interesting and I think this would be very useful for designing your own fabric.

  49. Posted October 19, 2011 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    oh & oops…yes. i design my own fabric with spoonflower. dolls too. http://www.sophieandlili.com :)

  50. Posted October 19, 2011 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    posted on Fb & liked on amazon! thanks for the giveaway. looks great.

    xx

  51. Posted October 19, 2011 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    It’s done! C&T Publishing is now one of my flickr contacts.
    And yes, I’ve already tried designing my own fabric.
    If you want, you can see some of my results in my flickr fotostream.

  52. LisaD
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    I “liked” on FB

  53. LisaD
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    I followed and tweeted on Twitter

  54. LisaD
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    I “liked” on Amazon.com. (Didn’t know you could do that!)

  55. LisaD
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    I have designed fabric with a simple little sketch of a penguin and some ornaments straight out of photoshop, in alternating colors. Would love to learn to do something more elaborate.

  56. Posted October 19, 2011 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    Oooo – I’ve had this book on my Amazon wish list for months already! I’ve created some seamless web backgrounds, but I haven’t done any fabric yet. Somehow it seems so much easier when resolution and color aren’t as important as they would be if I was going to print!

  57. Cheryl Deibel
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 7:03 am | Permalink

    Would love to design fabric for a real digital printer instead of having to print it myself. I’ve done a couple for Roman shades & a quilt in the past, hand silk screening the pattern. I actually have something I want to finish up for a Spoonflower print, but getting it done needs a jump start! Maybe this book would do it?!

  58. Posted October 19, 2011 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    I would really love to be taught how to design a fabric the professional way. In the past, whilst at college, I learnt a lot about design, digital media and illustration, so have attempted to put all this information together in order to make my own textile designs. I think that having this book would be excellent for up to date advice and a good starting point for new designs.

  59. Jenny L.
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 6:01 am | Permalink

    I have never tried to design fabric myself but it is something my best friend has played around with. If I won I would give the book to her!

  60. Diane
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 5:23 am | Permalink

    I have been wanting to create a design on Spoonflower but haven’t known quite how to get started–I look forward to reading this fabulous guide. Thank you.

  61. Posted October 19, 2011 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    WOw! I’m sOOOO fond of fabric that I’m landing on your blog!!!! my love of fabrics and my dream to create some someday makes me arriving to you!!!! I’m from France! I hope you will understand me! I would love to have a chance to win this wonderful book!thank you so much and congrats to Kim Kight!

  62. Posted October 19, 2011 at 5:09 am | Permalink

    Sounds like a great book! I actually got my start designing fabric on Spoonflower, and highly recommend it!

  63. Posted October 19, 2011 at 4:23 am | Permalink

    Liked the book on Amazon.

  64. Posted October 19, 2011 at 4:18 am | Permalink

    Followed and tweeted the link. Thanks.

  65. Posted October 19, 2011 at 4:09 am | Permalink

    I have designed fabric before but would like to improve my skills.

  66. Martina
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 3:53 am | Permalink

    Really great to have a book on fabric design, congrats! I never tried it myself but definitely will once I know how.

  67. amber
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 2:02 am | Permalink

    I designed repeats and uniques as a BFA major at university. It was work intensive. This looks much more streamlined. Looking forward to trying everything!

  68. britta jarvis
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    I liked on Amazon.

  69. britta jarvis
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    I liked on facebook.

  70. britta jarvis
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    I followed and tweeted on Twitter.

  71. britta jarvis
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 1:34 am | Permalink

    when I was little I drew a lot and I would always ruin my pictures by trying to draw too much detail in the clothes and give them complicated fabric patterns. Recently I have drawn a few simpler motifs but I don’t really know how to make them into good patterns, so I really hope I get this book! :)

  72. Posted October 19, 2011 at 1:32 am | Permalink

    @stitchlily on twitter!

  73. Posted October 19, 2011 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    What a beautiful book! I’ve tried to design my own fabric, have great ideas, but get lost in the process, unfortunately!

  74. Gillian
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    What a fabulous book – will definitely be buying a few of these for presents. I haven’t designed fabric before apart from a bit of screen printing for a student art project. I’ve been tempted to give Spoonflower a go and this looks like the perfect roadmap for a novice like me. Congratulations and many thanks to Kim Kight

  75. Posted October 19, 2011 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    yes I have tried, by freehand painting an allover print on white (ended up a disaster…,but still made a pillowcase, haha)

  76. Posted October 19, 2011 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    I have tried some designs on Spoonflower (http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/cheeseandchutney?filter_action=collection&info_action=&nav_action=all&shop_selection=all_collection&sub_action=new_profile). I have wanted to design fabric since I was a kid. What I really would like to learn is how to construct repeats beyond basic repeats, mirrors and half drops. I was looking at this book recently and think it would definitely help me with the next steps. I’d also like to learn more about computer assisted design. Please pick me!

  77. Posted October 18, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    This book looks so inspiring! I have tried a little bit of fabric design using fabric paints, lino cuts, printing digital images from the computer and rust dying. I recently had my first experience with Spoonflower – I used their software to manipulate a photo I’d taken of a shocking pink dahlia in my garden. I was thrilled with the abstract result. I would love this book!

  78. Posted October 18, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    I’ve also sent all the info requiered to become one of your troopers. I would love that!!!

  79. Posted October 18, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    I LIKE the wonderful and desired book on Amazon, too :-D

  80. Posted October 18, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    I added you to my Flickr contacts too (La Pâtisserie des Idées by MaJo_BV).

  81. Posted October 18, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    …and on Facebook ;-)

  82. Posted October 18, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    Now I’m following you on twitter ^_^
    @PastisserieIdees

  83. Elizabeth Sanders
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Amazon, Twitter, Facebook…

    It’s great that all the info will be in one place. Spoonflower. maybe this year’s calendar design will way better!

  84. Posted October 18, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    OMG!!! I think this could be the book and fabric design “bible” I’ve been looking for soooooo long!!! I’ll be super happy if I win my own copy: it’ll be amazing!!!

  85. Rachel
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    I would love to design my own fabric but I haven’t yet. This book sounds fabulous!

  86. Sigrun
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    I never tried to design fabric, because I didn’t dare. Have to change that!

  87. Janet Benson
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Attempting to design my first fabrics was very humbling – I’m really looking forward to learning from this book! (and then playing on Spoonflower)

  88. Posted October 18, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never been so excited about a new book! I can’t wait to devour this!

  89. Claire Brosnan
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been designing fabrics, mostly with the very frustrating Paint, and printing on Spoonflower.

  90. Posted October 18, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    I have designed my own fabric before, and printed it with spoonflower. There is a serious learning curve, and I would love to have this book as a reference!

  91. Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    Liked on Amazon!

  92. Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Liked on Facebook!

  93. Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    And THEN, I felt so inspired that I joined the Creative Troupe! Can’t wait to check out this book!

  94. Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    I have tried screenprinting fabric, and have had some success! It’s fun!

  95. Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    Oh, and I tweeted the contest and gave props to the book on #twitter!

  96. Julie-Anne
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    amazon liked

  97. Julie-Anne
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    facebook liked

  98. Julie-Anne
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    I have used spoonflower for fabric but I have been interested in learning how to design better. This book would be great!

  99. Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    This book is so great, I “liked” it on Amazon!

  100. Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    What a terriffic find! I’ve tried my hand at designing fabric for screen printing with limited success. I’d love a book like this to increase my creative potential!

  101. Judith Carlson
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    I would love have fabric made from my flower pounded art.

  102. Elisa White
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    Yes, I have tried but only got as far as a few doodles on a piece of paper……maybe someday!

  103. Ruth D
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    I *liked* this book on Amazon

  104. Ruth D
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    I keep fawning over the great designs on Spoonflower and would love to design fabric for everyone I sew for. This book looks like it would really help me get started.

  105. Celia Malm
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    I liked C&T Publishing on Facebook.

  106. Celia Malm
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    I liked the book on Amazon (also added it to my wish list!).

  107. Beth
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    Wow, I have not tried designing my own fabric, but I have been enjoying the Spoonflower site for a couple of months now. As a public librarian, I think this book would make a wonderful addition to the collection, as we have many who visit the library for books on quilting, sewing and other handmade projects.

  108. Celia Malm
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    I discovered Spoonflower just a few months ago, and I’m having a ball entering the contests. This book looks like a good reference to all the things you need to know to create fabric. I hope I win a copy!

  109. Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    I am a huge fan of Kim’s and an aspiring textile designer. I have designed fabrics before and printed them traditionally & digitally. This book would be a huge help to me as I develop my career!

  110. Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    I added C&T Publishing as a contact on Flickr.

  111. Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    I “liked” the book on Amazon!

  112. Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    I signed up for the Creative Troupe.

  113. Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never designed my own fabric before, but I’m itching to give it a try! Can’t wait to get this book!

  114. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    I have made a few fabrics, but nothing I’m super psyched about. I’d love to get some tips from this book!

  115. Sau
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    Never designed my own fabric, but I’ve definitely purchased many! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of this book.

  116. Patty
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never designed fabric before, but I have made drawings of patterns I’d like to see in fabric!

  117. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    I have tried making my own fabric, but it was HARD. I would really love this book so I could learn more about making repeating patterns and whatnot. Thanks for the chance to win!

  118. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    I “LIKE” C&T PUBLISHING ON FACEBOOK.

  119. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    I “LIKED” THE BOOK ON AMAZON!

  120. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    I’M FOLLOWING ON TWITTER! WOOT WOOT!

  121. sam
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    I tried to make fabric with my Dogs on it. I thought it was neat. My hubby not so much. Guess I could use some help.

  122. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    Added you as a Flickr contact.

  123. Sarah Walter
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    What a fantastic looking book. Trying to design my own fabric has only been filled with inspiration freezes once I see what I am doing does not meet my expectations! I am sure a book like this would help.

  124. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    THIS LOOKS AMAZING! AND YES, I HAVE DESIGNED FABRIC BEFORE, THANKS TO SPOONFLOWER!

  125. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    Liked your page on Facebook.

  126. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Tweeted about it at Twitter, https://twitter.com/#!/lillybug_boutiq

  127. Anna
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t tried fabric design before, but I have been interested in learning. Winning this book may just be the first step!

  128. Erynne
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    I’ve ‘liked’ C&T Publishing on facebook.

  129. Erynne
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never designed fabric because I just don’t know where to start! I’ve been thinking about it for years though :)

  130. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    I’ve had loads of fun experimenting with the tools on Spoonflower to design textile patterns based on my photography… I haven’t yet taken the plunge to order yardage, but have swatches scattered all over my apartment… I’d love to have the guidance of this great-looking and -sounding book to really make some fabulous fabrics!

  131. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    I “liked” the book in my Amazon account.

  132. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    No I haven’t designed any fabric yet, but I have been interested in designing fabric for the last few years. The Field Guide book looks like a fantastic and resourceful book.

  133. Allison C
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    I like C&T Publishing on FB

  134. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    Joined the Creative Troupe!

  135. Allison C
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    I liked the book on Amazon

  136. Allison C
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t designed any, but would LOVE to. I just don’t know where to start! I have had this book on my wish list for quite some time. I would love to win and start the process!

  137. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Liked on Facebook!

  138. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Liked on Amazon!

  139. Jennifer
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    I am so excited to get my hands on this book. I’ve never tried to design fabric before, but I’d love to try. I’m hoping to get an e-tablet for christmas this year.

  140. Linda
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Just received the email from spoonflower that my FIRST order has shipped! I am so excited. Really love the idea of this field guide.

  141. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    I am new to Spoonflower but I am already in love! I am uploading photos of my fiber art. Thanks to Stephen’s advice I am using GIMP to manipulate the colors. After the photo is the way I want it, I get Spoonflower to print on cotton voile, then I make it into scarves. I have my scarves in a gallery in Round Top, TX. My fiber art is made by using small giblets of fabric which I place on batting, covered with tulle and free motion quilted. I could really use this book!!

  142. Sarah T
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    I have added “Like” to C&T Publishing on Facebook and on Amazon.

  143. Sarah T
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    I have uploaded some designs “for fun” to Spoonflower. I’m a artist and graphic designer, but the whole “repeat pattern” concept is making my brain hurt. So I’m in practice mode. Afraid to actually PRINT something. This book is must-have, next step for me. It would be wonderful to win!

  144. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    I “like” the book on Amazon – and added it to my wishlist. :)

  145. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    I have never designed my own fabric but am fascinated by it all! Can’t wait to see this book and would love a copy!

  146. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    I liked C&T Publishing on facebook

  147. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    I added C&T Publishing as a contact on flickr… everything looks amazing by the way.

  148. Marlene Helvey
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never thought of myself as a designer, but have been so intrigued by your site, that it has created a curiosity in myself, Can I do this? I believe I can.

  149. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    I sent a tweet about this giveaway

  150. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    I liked your book on amazon.co.uk ( and also added to my wish list ;) )

  151. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    I have been making my own fabrics on Spoonflower for a while now. Learning has been hit and miss. I so wish I had this book back when I first started. I am sure there are lots of tips and tricks in there that I can use. If I don’t win it, I will just have to buy it!

  152. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    I have designed my own fabric but didn’t know how o take it to the next step! This is the missing piece!

  153. Amanda
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    Well I’ve been dabbling but it looks like this book would lead me where I fear to tread!!

  154. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    I have never tried designing my own fabric before, I was told once before that I could be good at it but I never new where to begin. This book look like an amazing starting point.

  155. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    I design my own fabric and weave it by hand on a mechanized jacquard loom (see website), but I’m excited to move into print design!

  156. Rachel
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    I majored in fiber art in college, but have not had the opportunity to pursue a career in fabric design yet. For now I’ve enjoyed posting designs to Spoonflower.

  157. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been with Spoonflower since the beginning and I STILL haven’t summoned enough courage to design my own fabric. Every month that I see new, creative designs, I’m disappointed with myself for not trying. NOW I’ll get the step-by-step help to reach this goal for myself.

  158. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    what a sweeeet idea for a book! I have been designing fabrics with Spoonflower for several years, and what a blast it’s been! Would love a copy of this book :)

  159. Ashley
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    I have been seeking out an in depth guide on fabric design. I have always wanted to create my own, but I wasn’t sure how to go about this process. I’m in the process of creating my dream life, and this book could not have come at a more opportune time. Thank you!!

  160. Vicki
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    I have also hit the Like button on my Amazon account :)

  161. Jennifer
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    I have hand designed fabric using paste resists and stencils, but never used repeats or digital design. I would love this book, thank you.

  162. Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    I joined Creative Troupe!

  163. Vicki
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    I have also followed you on Twitter and tweeted a link to this page :)

  164. Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    I “liked” the C&T Facebook page.

  165. Tonya Albers
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Added to my Wishlist on Amazon :)

  166. Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Added C&T as a Flickr contact!

  167. Tonya Albers
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Liked you on FB! :)

  168. Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    I “liked” the book on Amazon.

  169. Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    What a great book! I would LOVE to pore over every page and learn how to design the fabrics I want – more mod boy fabrics!

  170. Illiah Manger
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    I want to adapt a pattern I created for a wedding announcement to a fabric for a quilt! I’m interested in this book to see how a pattern designed for paper could be translated to fabric.

  171. Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    I had tried fabric design before, I’ve read into it a lot online and have purchased another book that came well recommended but fell short of my expectations (it was too basic for my needs, I was hoping to get a more detailed refresher on how to obscure and conceal repeats to avoid the “tile effect”).

    Also “liked” on FaceBook and Amazon.

  172. Vicki
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    I have just liked C & T publishing on Facebook.

  173. Kathy P
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Last year a major fashion designer licensed two of my abstract art works for printing onto silk. The garments produced were big hits and shown at the major fashion shows and press.

    It planted a seed in my head to actually create prints specifically for fabric and sell them myself… but if only i knew how to do so… seems theres a lot more to it than meets the eye- I would LOVE this book!

  174. Tonya Albers
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never tried it before, but REALLY want to – I am definitely going to get this book one way or another! So glad there’s a resource out there to learn from!! :)

  175. Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    This book sounds fascinating. I’ve been increasingly interested in fabric design & this book look like it’ll answer many questions. Years ago I did some batik dyeing of fabric but that’s about it.

  176. Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Oh yes! I have tried to design fabric before! TRIED being the key word! I could definitely use some pointers!

  177. Kim Smart
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    From two decades, from the time I was a teen, I fell asleep at night with visions of cloth and clothing designs. Eventually life got too busy and visions of dinner dishes, diapers and work pushed creative visions out of my mind. Now, as I approach my half-century birthday, I once again dream of creating fabric and clothing. One day I played a bit on Spoonflower but would not say I have actually tried designing yet……but I will.

  178. Ann
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been working through design issues the hard, by trial and error. Now I am excited to find this book. I am hoping it covers different types of software as I am a Corel user. Fingers crossed.

  179. alle tongs
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    HELLO! :) im alina!:)
    i haven’t tried to design my own fabrics before, cos i didnt know how to… :(
    I hope that you can bless me with this book! :) This will be a tremendous help to helping me realise the wonderful world of fabric making and all!!!

    :) Thank you so so so so much!!!!! :)

    God blessss !!!!!:)

  180. Ginger
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    I have not tried designing fabric before. But I plan to try soon. There is a fabric I want and can’t find anything I like.

  181. Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    I have tried fabric design, have been to Surtex and have used Spoonflower. I am excited to read Kim’s book because I LOVE True Up and know that it will be super informational and will be the encouragement I need to get busy again doing something that I love! Thanks Kim and thanks Stash for the chance to win her book!

  182. Denise
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    I’ve wanted to give it a shot – to design my own fabric. I’m soo glad Kim wrote this book.

  183. Megan O'Leary
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    I have done screen printing before but would love to improve my knowledge of digital techniques of fabric design.

  184. Posted October 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    The only attempts I’ve ever made at designing my own fabric have been limited to tie-dying!

  185. Kimberly
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    “Liked” you on Facebook!

  186. Kimberly
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Twittered!!

  187. Kimberly
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    I am completely enamored with Spoonflower and an avid fan of designing every element I can control for myself. I have *attempted* creating my own fabric several times, but the rules of this sort of design elude me – I would relish the chance to get this field guide in my hot little hands!

  188. Posted October 18, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    and added C&T as my flickr contact
    (forgot to say, that I tweeted this giveaway too, in the prior message)

  189. Posted October 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    and liked the book on Amazon :)

  190. Posted October 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    and I follow you on Twitter now :)
    (catrucat there)

  191. Posted October 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to have this book!!!
    Since I found Spoonflower, about an year ago, I’ve been hoocked on designing fabrics, and I have so much I wanna learn to do, this books looks awesome and with really great information to make a big step up :)
    thank you for this giveaway and the chance of having this!!! :)
    Catru

  192. Posted October 18, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    And I became a Twitter follower and tweeted about the giveaway!

  193. Posted October 18, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    I “liked” this book on Amazon :)

  194. Posted October 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t tried designing my own fabric… yet! I think Kim’s book will be great inspiration!

  195. P Crum
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Love to know more about this subject.

  196. Posted October 18, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    I am now following you on Twitter!

  197. Posted October 18, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    I liked the book on Amazon and even put it on my wish list!

  198. Posted October 18, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been a graphic designer for many years but for the last 7 I’ve been a full time mama! Now both my boys are going to school and my brain, once made of cheese, is now ready for some serious creative action… I decided to become a surface designer and have been for the last couple of months getting completely filled with information. This is definetely the book for me… I want to make it right!

  199. Posted October 18, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    I have not created ny own fabric but i have definitely put together some sketches for it. I would love to see my creations come to life !!

  200. Posted October 18, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    I’ve applied to join the Creative Troupe

  201. Posted October 18, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Liked on Facebook, Oh how I can’t wait to see this book in person.

  202. Posted October 18, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    I have C&T Publishing as a contact on flikr. This books looks amazing.

  203. Posted October 18, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    I’m now following Stash on Twitter

  204. Posted October 18, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    I have like the book on Amazon

  205. Posted October 18, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    I have so many ideas for fabric designs but haven’t tried yet. I would love this book to give me the push that I need

  206. Posted October 18, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    Back when I was far more confident than I am now I designed and silk screened fabric. I have yet to try Spoonflower but really want to … I NEED this book. (which is why I also did all the other things you suggested :) )

  207. Posted October 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    am a facebook friend. Love the idea of designing fabric but am a little shy to try. Hopefully this book will help with that!

  208. Posted October 18, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    I’ve swooned over many designs on Spoonflower, but I haven’t tried designing my own fabric yet. This book may just change that! I love the idea, the possibility, of being able to use a design that I created in my sewing!

  209. Posted October 18, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    yes, i have tried textile design and am very interested in the topic. there are offer a studio class in it at moore in philadelphia this semester but couldn’t take it because it was at the same time as my patternmaking 1 class.

  210. Lisa Poblenz
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    I HAVE tried designing fabric before! I entered the contest run by Spoonflower and Michael Miller fabrics several months ago with a treehouse design. That was the first real try, but I also have various sketches of design ideas, and lots of “plans” for trying hand printing that haven’t yet been realized (but probably will be someday…I hope). :) Thanks for the chance! Can’t wait to look at this book!

  211. Posted October 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    This book looks amazing! I have tried to design my own fabric, but only on paper, my photoshop skills are limited, but I have signed up to take part in a course for Adobe illustrator, soOoO, I am excited!
    Thanks for such an awesome giveaway :)

  212. Posted October 18, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    I have never designed my own fabric, but I do make a lot of handmade felt and am often thinking in terms of color and hue. I think this book looks amazing, a true must have!!

  213. Kelly
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Have been pondering fabric design for a long time now. This book could be the thing that makes me take the plunge. What a great giveaway!

  214. Posted October 18, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    So excited by this book, I have tried designing and printing fabric for my own projects!

  215. Posted October 18, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    I have liked the book on Amazon! Hope I get lucky.

  216. Posted October 18, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Liked on Facebook, Oh how I can’t wait to see this book in person.

  217. Posted October 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    I have C&T Publishing as a contact on flikr. This books looks amazing.

  218. Posted October 18, 2011 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Congrats to Kim. I would love this book!

  219. Posted October 18, 2011 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    I haven’t tried to design my own fabric yet but hopefully after I get this book, I will dive into the process!

  220. Posted October 18, 2011 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    So inspiring!!Can’t wait to get the book:)

  221. Katharine
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    I love the True Up blog and am excited about this book! I have never even thought about designing my own fabric, but I bet it would be a lot of fun!

  222. Jane
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Have just liked on Amazon

  223. Jane
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    Did once think about designing my own fabric but gave up on the idea as I couldn’t find much info on how to do it. Thank you for such a unique book.

  224. Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    I have ‘liked’ the book on Amazon.
    Thanks!
    Carol

  225. Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    And I have now added C&T Publishing as one of my Flickr contacts!
    Carol

  226. Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    I have ‘liked’ C&T Publishing on Facebook.
    Carol

  227. Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Hi! I have indeed tried designing my own fabric and have a Spoonflower account. I love it and have realized how much more I have to learn! This book sounds like the perfect way to get started on really designing well. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Carol

  228. Dianne Megenity
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    I LIKE you on Facebook!

  229. Dianne Megenity
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    C&T Publishing is now a Flikr contact of mine!

  230. Dianne Megenity
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    I hit the LIKE button in Amazon. What a great deal on the book! Christmas gifts possibly??? My daughter would LOVE her own copy!

  231. Dianne Megenity
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    I have never designed fabric, but I was quite a doodler back in my school days when the lecture became boring or I had down time trapped behind my desk. I know what I like and don’t like in fabric. I might just try my hand at this one day!

  232. Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    I’ve added C&T Publishing ito my Flickr contacts

  233. Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    I’ve never designed any fabric but this looks like a good book to get some tips !

  234. Kris
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    I have thought about it, would be good to read this book!

  235. Ellen Ban
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    I liked this book on my Amazon!

  236. Ellen Ban
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    C&T Publishing is now one of my contacts on Flickr

  237. Ellen Ban
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    I haven’t tried designing fabric, so would love to read this book!

  238. stefanie
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    Looks like a great book…

  239. Posted October 18, 2011 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    I “Liked” C&T Publishing on Facebook.

  240. Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    I “liked” this book on Amazon.

  241. Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    I’ve used Spoonflower a few times and love it! This book looks like a great resource.

  242. Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    I’ve made some custom fabric for the fine art pieces in my MFA show – one being a print for a wedding dress inspired piece. I’m looking forward to seeing this book to better understand the intricacies of interlocking repetitive pattern. Author! Author!

  243. BFromM
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    I liked this book on Amazon

  244. BFromM
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    I haven’t done any fabric design, but my 11 year old has made swatches on Free Swatch day on Spoonflower. I think she would like this book as much as I would.

  245. Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    I made C & T a contact on flickr

  246. Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    I liked C & T Publishing on FB

  247. Chelsea
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    You’ve been liked!

  248. Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    I would love to try designing fabric, this book looks great – it could be a starting point for me!

  249. Jusa
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    I’m a fan of CTP on FB

  250. Chelsea
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    I didn’t realize you could like books on amazon! I’ve just always added things to my wishlist. But now, liked + wishlisted.

  251. Jusa
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    I clicked on the Like button on the Amazon page.

  252. Jusa
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    It never dawned on me that it was possible to design my own fabric. Rather exciting to think what we can do these days with our computers, right in our own homes.

  253. Chelsea
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    You’re now a flickr contact.

  254. Chelsea
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    I have a sketchbook full of ideas for fabrics but I’ve never gone beyond that point. Maybe Kim’s book will be the push I need.

  255. sarah
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    I’ve thought about it, but- yikes- a little overwhelming! This book looks amazing!

  256. Liz
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    This book looks wonderful – I would like to try my hand at fabric designing, even if it is fabric for myself via the digital printing services, like Spoonflower

  257. Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:00 am | Permalink

    I’ve never designed a whole fabric, but single patterns I have designed and printed too.

  258. Kate
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    Not yet, but it’s one of my goals!

  259. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    Never, but if I won this book I would! I have often looked at Spoonflower and thought ‘I really should give that a try…’

  260. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    Oh I would just LOVE to read this and learn. I think designing fabric would be a blast.

  261. PJ
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    Haven’t designed my own fabric but have started to think about oh lately and have some ideas. Would love this book to forward that.

  262. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    I’ve stamped my own fabric. But I haven’t done much more than that. This book looks great!

  263. Lisa McGuire
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    I’ve not tried to do this before, but I’m always tempted when I’m on Spoonflower and think how easy/hard is it to do that? I bet this book is perfect for someone like me who doesn’t know how to start.

  264. Carmen
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    I have yet to try designing my own fabric, but I can already tell I’ll be deeply inspired by this book!

  265. Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    I have not tried designing fabric, it has seemed overwhelming to learn, but this book would be a great resource to start. Thanks for the giveaway!

  266. Posted October 18, 2011 at 5:47 am | Permalink

    I haven’t designed my own fabric, but I have done stuff, like stencils and painting it and stuff. I would really like to design fabric and have it printed by the ream. That would be AWESOME! Thanks for the chance to win this book – it is on my wish-list.

  267. Posted October 18, 2011 at 5:26 am | Permalink

    I’d love to try designing fabric! Sounds like this book will have great ideas to use.

  268. Posted October 17, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    …aaand I’ve liked you on Facebook. And now I’m going to stop ;)

  269. Posted October 17, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    I’ve emailed you about the Creative troupe too, looks fun!

  270. Posted October 17, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never done fabric printing for fear that I’d totally stuff it up and hate what I made (a limiting factor in my crafting unfortunately!) so I’d love to have basic guidance in the form of a book like this!

  271. Elizabeth
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    In college I made a yard of leaf-printed fabric for everyone in my family for Christmas–and my high school science project was using natural products like red beets and cabbage to dye fabric. But I wouldn’t say I have actually designed any fabric. I’m excited to give it a try!

  272. Posted October 17, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    As something I did in college, I’d love to check out this book!!

  273. Posted October 17, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    I liked the book on Amazon.

  274. Posted October 17, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    I joined the Creative Troupe.

  275. Posted October 17, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    I’ve designed lots of fabric, just never done anything about the designs. They are in my sketchbook, waiting for me to do something with them. Maybe this book will give me the courage to get them out and make them into something!

  276. Posted October 17, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    I follow you on Twitter, and I retweeted this article.

  277. Posted October 17, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    I am on the Creative Troupe.

  278. Posted October 17, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    I have tried designing and then didn’t know where to go from there… this book should be a best seller=)

  279. April B
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    I liked you on Facebook.

  280. April B
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    I’ve thought about creating my own fabric, but I just don’t know where to start.

  281. Nancy M.
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    My only attempt at designing fabric would have been using fabric paint and various found objects to stamp on the fabric. But this looks like fun and not as messy as paint and stamps.

  282. Kathy M. Boice
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    I would not know where to begin to design my own fabric, however it would be fun to learn!!

  283. Nancy M.
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    I liked C&T on Facebook

  284. Posted October 17, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    I tweeted about the giveaway. A long time ago I made my first attempt at fabric designing – and failed only because the company that would’ve printed it – asked me to go 50/50 on cost because the economy was spinning wildly out of control! I was so bummed – but it was also tailored to a very small customer base. The next time I plan to go HUGE! Go big or go home kind of huge! I’m not sure I can wait for the giveaway to end! lol!

    And just so you know – it’s against Facebook rules to use “liking” a page as part of a giveaway. (and I already have liked you guys for a long time)!!! (I just don’t want you guys to get the wrath of facebook)!

    Thanks – Kerry

  285. Posted October 17, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Joined Creative Troupe
    Thank you, looking forward to hearing from you.

  286. SewLindaAnn
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    I’ve added C&T as a contact on my Flickr account. I had no idea there was so much there!

  287. SewLindaAnn
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    I “liked” the book on my Amazon account and also added it to my wish list.

  288. SewLindaAnn
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    I have not actually designed any, but since the emergence of Spoonflower I have been doodling seriously and saving my pennies.

  289. Posted October 17, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    I have designed several fabric prints in my head, just none have ended up on paper! This book is so on my wish list!

  290. Posted October 17, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    LIKE button on Amazon

  291. Posted October 17, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    Added as a contact on Flickr
    wyrick2

  292. Posted October 17, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Tweeted the giveaway. Blessings, Janet

  293. Posted October 17, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    LIKE on Facebook.

  294. Posted October 17, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    I do remember when Spoonflower was beginning. I thought it was a great idea. . . and I would think about it. A lot has happened between then and now. I am beginning to design and make my own bags/purses; annie dolls; art dolls (pin and some go on the bags); aprons and pillows. I intend to branch out into clothing also. I am loving the creative process, but I had to have 3 years experience to get this far.
    I already follow on Twitter and just LIKED on Face book. Blessings, Janet

  295. Posted October 17, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    The process of fabric design fascinates me. Would love to read this book! Thanks for highlighting it on your blog!

  296. Posted October 17, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    In a textiles class in college we had to design a swatch of fabric. I made a stamp with a potato and stamped red and blue triangles on plain broadcloth. It was pretty simple looking, but the professor held up my swatch as an example of how to properly space graphics. To tell you the truth, I never consciously thought about it. Since I grew up with fabrics, I guess I just knew how they should be placed.

  297. Lucy
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    I have never tried designing my own fabric before. This review made me want to read the book and possibly give it a try.

  298. Julie
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    i’ll add CT to my flickr contacts.

  299. Julie
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    I joined the CT creative troupe. but i don’t tweet……lol. this book is on my must read list.

  300. Julie
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    i already like you on facebook! of course.

  301. Julie
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    i have never tried to design my own fabric, it’s a dream at the moment.

  302. Debra
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    I’ve painted, stamped, collographed, dyed and tried other ways to design fabric. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

  303. Posted October 17, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    I’m just getting started in the needlecraft arts and I had no idea you could design your own fabric. Now my creative juices are starting to flow and I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. Thanks!

  304. Posted October 17, 2011 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    I haven’t designed any fabric….yet. But it’s something I’ve always fancied trying but to be honest I don’t really know where to start so that’s where Kim’s book would come in useful :-)
    I’ve liked the book on Amazon too.

  305. Posted October 17, 2011 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Thanks for adding me to the Creative Troupe! whoo hoo!!

  306. Posted October 17, 2011 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    I made C&T Pub a flickr contact just now!! Coolio!

  307. Posted October 17, 2011 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    I like C&T Pub on FB! –have enjoyed patternspot.com too!!

  308. Posted October 17, 2011 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    I shared it on FB!

  309. Posted October 17, 2011 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    I liked it on Amazon!

  310. Posted October 17, 2011 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    I have personally not tried, but have convinced a friend of mine who is an artist to give it a try. It would be nice to read about HOW to do it!

  311. Kim
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    I haven’t designed fabric, but do like creating “stories” on fabric. This is a wonderful book!

  312. Posted October 17, 2011 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    Tweeted the giveaway!

  313. Posted October 17, 2011 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    “Like” C&T at Facebook!

  314. Lisa
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    I’ve also joined the Creative Troupe!

  315. Posted October 17, 2011 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    This book looks great! “Liked” on Amazon!

  316. Lisa
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    I’ve already liked C&T Publishing on facebook. I just bought this book – wow – so inspiring and a great way to begin to understand the mysteries of fabric design – but I’d love to see a copy in our guild library!

  317. Lydia
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Added as contact on flickr.

  318. Lydia
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Liked on facebook.

  319. Lydia
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    Liked on Amazon.

  320. Lydia
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Wow, would I ever love this book. Spoonflower is just the coolest site, and learning how to create your own fabric is cooler yet. How to do the repeats so that the fabric prints correctly is what i need to know.

  321. Diane
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    I designed fabric and gift wrap years ago for a few companies. Now I teach art to children and adults with special needs and also passengers on cruise ships. I am excited to find a book about fabric design to help teach the subject! Since I was creating fabric before the digital age, from the preview, it looks like I have lots to learn!

  322. Kathie L
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    I often have ideas of what I’d like to see in stores, and a book showing how to design would be great. Kathie L in Allentown

  323. Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    Awesome book idea! Would love to try designing fabric to match some of the new patterns bouncing around in my head. We need more fabric designed for hexagon quilts!!

  324. Asta
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    What a great idea! I will look forward to seeing this book whether I win one or not!

  325. JoAnn L
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Just requested membership in the Creative Troupe group. Sounds very interesting!

  326. Jan Sutter
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    very interesting, I might have to give it a try!

  327. JoAnn L
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    I have already liked C&T Publishing

  328. JoAnn L
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    I have never designed my own fabric but I find it interesting when they do it on Project Runway. I have recently started changing my pre-printed fabric with paints, etc.

  329. Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    I have been anxiously waiting for this book!! It’s been in the back of my mind to try to design fabric, but I have never tried it. The whole process is fascinating to me. I would LOVE to win this book, but if not, I am definitely going to buy it.

  330. Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    I’m a Facebook friend. : )

  331. Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    C&T is a new contact on flickr. I didn’t realize you were over there. Cool!!

  332. Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    I liked it on Amazon!

  333. Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    I have not designed fabric before but it’s something I am very interested in reading about. I am a fabric junkie. Love the stuff! I am already a fan of True Up and I’m very excited about Kim’s book.

  334. Posted October 17, 2011 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    I have never tried to design my own fabric, but I have wanted to. :)

    Mary
    iammaryburke @ gmail.com

  335. Posted October 17, 2011 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    I haven’t tried designing my own fabric bacause the process of doing it right scares me. :-) This book would help me learn now to do it and take the fear away. Thank you for the chance to win it. Take care and God bless, Cory

  336. Posted October 17, 2011 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    I am a member of the Creative Troupe and a Surface Design Ambassador for C&T Publishing.

  337. Posted October 17, 2011 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    I already like C&T Publishing on Facebook and often promote the new books on my FryeStyle Facebook page.

  338. Posted October 17, 2011 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    C&T Publishing is is a Flickr contact of mine.

  339. Posted October 17, 2011 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    I went to Amazon and selected the “like” button.

  340. Posted October 17, 2011 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    I can’t tell you how excited I am about the release of this book. I’ve been following Kim’s blog, True Up, and recently joined her Fabric Deign Forum. I have designed fabric using a silkscreen process with a repeat while in college, then sewed a dress from it. I actually had an exhibition in college where I showed three different dresses, all the fabric was designed by me…two handpainted, and the other one the silkscreen I mentioned above. I aspire to be a professional textile designer as I have so many ideas in my sketchbooks.

  341. Samantha
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    This is a really great idea for a book. I’ve become interested in doing my own fabrics and had no idea where to start. I love the fact that she’s created the website to go along with it, it just makes the leap smoother!

  342. Posted October 17, 2011 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    I have never tried designing fabric before because I didn’t even know where to start, looks like this book would answer all those questions!

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