This book shows you how to print fabric using stencils that can easily be found around your home. There are over 30 projects to then create with your beautiful, hand-printed fabric for all areas of areas of your home the bedroom, the kitchen, the living room or your own personal use. Fiona Fagan also shows you how to upcycle using found or treasured materials to embellish and add to your designs, making each project uniquely yours.
Spend a morning or a weekend and create a new look to your dining room, bedroom, kitchen or bathroom. Add a designer touch to your personal objects as well. Linen and cotton are ideal for these projects and with some simple upcycling all the projects are cost effective and not expensive to make. All the fabric-dyeing processes are cheap, safe and easy to do in any home kitchen with no messy chemicals or complicated processes. Fiona also shows you how to create that amazing Japanese printing technique Shibori.
The book includes step-by-step photography on all the projects to guide you through each stage of the project with ease.
The selling point for the book is that the projects are simple and cheap to do once you have your base materials you use objects that you already have or can find in your kitchen. The fabric dyes recommended are common dyes used in all craft and DIY shops. The upcycling uses cheap materials you can find in bargain or remnant shops.
This book is different from other craft books because the first step is creating your own designed fabric, using simple printing techniques to create something special.
Some of the projects include:
pillowcases and bed linen,
tea towels, placemats, napkins and table runners.
lampshades, curtains and doorstops