Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Big news! Rhymes with hook...

For the last few months, I have been keeping a big old secret. And I can finally share the news! :) I am writing a book on Designing and Printing Fabric and it will be published in Fall of next year - 2011. Rotovision is publishing the European edition and Chronicle Books is publishing the US edition.



The book is packed with information on the design process, step-by-step tutorials, interviews and loads of what I hope will be inspirational information and photos!

Here's the official description of the book from the publisher: "The Compete Guide to Designing and Printing Fabric is a practical and comprehensive handbook that walks readers through the entire fabric design and printing process. Packed with clear, easy to follow step-by-step tutorials, this book provides inspiration and advice on how to design patterns, and also explores a wide variety of different printing methods such as digital printing, screen-printing, stamping and stencilling. Interviews with established fabric designers also provide valuable information on setting up and developing a fabric collection, and useful advice on how to approach manufacturers. Textile design is a highly competitive industry and the Complete Guide to Designing and Printing Fabric is an indispensable reference for all fabric designers and crafters seeing to expand their knowledge and take their skills to the next level."


Writing the book (which I'm still deep in the midst of) has been the most amazing experience. I can't wait to share updates with you! It's going to be a long year before it finally comes out (next Oct 2011) but I will keep you posted on progress as I go. I've been dying to tell you all about it and now that the cat's out of the bag I can keep you up to speed. :)

38 comments:

marthachick said...

Holy moly! That's AMAZING! How exciting! Congratulations, darlin'!

Kelly Irene said...

We have to wait A YEAR?! Congratulations! This is super exciting, and I am am ready to add it to my wish list NOW.
I'm so glad you were able to share your secret (I hate keeping them...it gives me writer's block because it's all I want to talk about). I hope you enjoy the entire process.

nanotchka said...

Congratulations! I will be watching for the book!

The domestic novice said...

Wow! That's fantastic news. Congratulations!

Kristian Gallagher said...

Laurie, Congrats congrats congrats! All that work will be so rewarding when you get to hold a published copy in your own hands. Can't wait to get one of my very own, too. Rock on, girl. xoxo

ninjadesigns said...

this looks like it's going to be fantastic! i think there is a real lack of information out there when it comes to actually designing and printing fabric, the books are expensive and by extension, hard to get ahold of. i'm so excited to read this, how am i going to wait a whole year?

Toni said...

I am going to get this when it is out, I have so many ideas but know I am wasting too much time with fumbling and mistakes. I hope it will be easy for this person (me) to understand, I have a real problem understanding written instructions for some reason.

Iain Hunter said...

Laurie - this is fantastic news. Hearty congrats! You're turning heads with everything you're doing and no-one is more thrilled and supportive than me. SO proud of you!!

Heather said...

fantastic Laurie!!! can't wait to get my grubby hands on it!! ;)

mcregan said...

Hi Laurie--I can't wait to see your book. I have become very interested in designing fabric and haven't a clue where to start. I only wish it was coming out this October! Thank you.

Meg said...

Congratulations, Laurie! I'm looking forward to getting my hands on a copy next fall. Very cool!

Bessiemae said...

That is FANTASTIC! What a great idea for a book.

Marcia said...

Congratulations! With your fabric designer and Spoonflower digital experience, this will be a good book. I am sure of this.

Ashley said...

Wow Laurie! What exciting news! I'm so very happy for you and I absolutely can't wait to add your book to my library!!

Jeni said...

Yay! Congrats!

Thank you thank you for writing a book like this! So excited for it to come out! :)

Sarah Craig said...

That is so cool! I've always wondered how to go about designing my own fabrics....

Faith said...

Oh my gosh! I will be buying this one for sure! Congratulations!!

Poppyprint said...

So very exciting and a really fantastic addition to the sewing/quilting book shelf! Way to go! Get your autograph ready for Fall Market 2011!

Nova said...

wonderful! oh so exciting!!!! congratulations :) x

Anneliese said...

I could use this book yesterday! So exciting. Congratulations.

Laurie Wisbrun | Scarlet Fig said...

Thanks so much everyone!!! As always your support and encouragement are tremendous. xoxo

momto2wasd said...

Looks wonderful! But sounds so far away. Congratulations!

septemberbird said...

Wow! Congrats! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy next year~!

ana said...

What a great (and useful) idea. Good luck with it! I'm looking forward to publication...

Leila said...

congratulations! I'm sure this will be worth waiting a year on!!

Slipstitches said...

Congrats, this is one book I hope to have in my collection (wish I had it now). I stopped by to give you this blog award, you definitely deserve it.

http://www.slipstitches.com/2010/09/beautiful-blogger-award-recipients-and.html

Slipstitches said...

Congrats, this is one book I hope to have in my collection (wish I had it now). I stopped by to give you this blog award, you definitely deserve it.

http://www.slipstitches.com/2010/09/beautiful-blogger-award-recipients-and.html

Jennifer Ladd said...

That's wonderful! Very exciting for you, and very exciting for me, too! I can't wait to read it - fabric designing is always something I've wanted to try!

StudioCherie said...

Exciting announcement! I am looking forward to your words of wisdom on fabric design. I think your timing is impeccable.

Jackie Montgomery said...

So exciting! Congratulations! Your book will be such a boon. You are incredible! I will be gifting this book to my daughter. (will keep one copy for myself!)

Cynthia Strickland said...

HOW EXCITING LAURIE!! I will certainly be one of the first to purchase your book. Can't wait unitl it comes out. You are amazing and I am excited for you and all that the future holds!

Megs said...

Congratulations!

Kaye Prince said...

Omigosh, this is so awesome Laurie! Congratulations; I really can not wait until this comes out. You must be so super-excited!

peg said...

Yipee! Yipee! Yipee! Congratulations. What a great achievement. I can't wait until it comes out. Let us know as soon as we can pre-order copies.

Karin Grow said...

So excited and can't wait to buy it! October is soooo far away! Love the cover by the way. Very clean and fresh.

thought/found said...

If I may be so bold as to judge a book by it's cover...this looks like it's going to be fantastic! I can't wait to read your thoughts on the subject.

carolvanzandt.net said...

Wow! Can't Wait. Love the cover art!

Anna Joy said...

Wow, I am so excited for this! :)