A field guide to fabric design : design, print & sell your by Kim Kight

By Kim Kight

When you've got ever dreamed of unveiling your designs on textile, fabric aficionado Kim Kight, of renowned weblog real Up, is right here to educate you the way. finished and refreshingly effortless, this extraordinary quantity positive aspects major components. First, the layout and colour part explains the fundamentals with step by step tutorials on developing repeating styles either through hand and at the desktop. subsequent, the Printing part publications you thru moving these designs on fabric-whether its block printing, display printing, electronic printing or licensing to a cloth company-and how one can ensure the simplest process for you.

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It seems like there are so many collections coming out so frequently that there must be something for everyone. On the flip side, there is substantial competition. With my first collection I didn’t think too much about trends—it was enough to design a whole collection that I was excited about! Going forward, though, I have put more thought into trends—though to be honest, I am still figuring it out. One nice aspect of the relationship I have with my manufacturer is that they have been doing this a long time and have a more intimate knowledge of the market as a whole and a better idea of trends as they relate specifically to fabric.

This brings those 4 corners together into the center of the workspace. Figure 4 Figure 6 Tutorial: DESIGNING REPEATS BY COMPUTER 3. Fill in the middle with motifs (by adding new 43 step-by-step design 7. If needed, fill in the last bit of the design. When HALF-DROP REPEATS you’re finished, set the Horizontal Offset and Vertical Offset filters back to 0 if desired, but the design will now repeat seamlessly no matter if it’s offset from its original position or not. If you end up being happy with the design in repeat, this is the completed file you would send to a digital print bureau, fabric manufacturer, and so on.

The textile industry is full of vintage reproductions and adaptations, and you might wonder why people are free to copy these designs. Up until the mid-1900s, fabric designers were usually anonymous, and fabric patterns were typically not copyrighted. Then big-name designers began to emerge, and identifying information and copyright notices started to appear on some fabric selvages. Copyrighting fabric designs wasn’t common practice until recent decades. Today, there are probably millions of yards of fabric circulating that have no identifying information.

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