As mentioned in my previous post, we are going to press in a matter of days for Playful Fabric Printing, a co-authored book by Melanie Testa and Carol Soderlund.


Melly Testa (left) Carol Soderlund (right)

As someone who loves surface design, printing, and quilting, I am incredibly honored to be publishing this book, and would love your help choosing a cover. If you make a choice, please leave a comment in the blog comments section, and when the book is available in January, I will randomly select 5 names and send a copy to each!

A bit more information about the book:

Printing your own fabric opens up an entire new world of design, especially for quilters, sewists, and other textile artists. Until now, the process of printing with dyes could seem difficult to learn and even harder to implement. But Carol Soderlund and Melanie Testa have taken all the stumbling blocks out of the way of would-be fabric dyers and printers.

With step-by-step advice, instruction, and photographs, this book is a master class in using dyes and low-tech equipment to print your own fabric, and it begins at the beginning. If you’ve never handled dyes before, never designed your own print motifs, aren’t even sure what supplies or space you might need, everything you want to know is here. More advanced students will value the in-depth presentation of techniques, tools, and insights into approaching fabric printing as an art and taking your work to the next level.

The opportunities for fun creative expression and producing your most original and exciting fabric work ever are unlimited with Carol and Melanie’s friendly help. It’s time to try playful fabric printing!