Saturday, October 15, 2011

UK edition of my book shipping!

How excited am I to get to share the news that one of the editions of my first book, Designing and Printing Fabric has started shipping!! YEA!!!

The UK edition (soft cover), published by A&C Black is available.I've been watching Amazon UK like a hawk and late last week learned that it started shipping last week. So unbelievably excited!! You can find it here.

The US version, published by Chronicle Books, will be a hard cover edition and has a slightly different title (Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design). I've learned that the US edition won't be available until sometime this spring. The mysteries of book publishing, right? :) I'll keep you posted on the US edition and share any news I receive.

The book is broken into 6 sections:
Understanding Patterns
Sourcing Inspiration
Designing Patterns
Understanding Fabric, Inks & Dyes
Hand Printing
Digital Printing
Going Pro

The first 2 chapters are filled with information on the basics of pattern design, defining your color palette and inspiration for your designs. The 3rd chapter is filled with tutorials for creating digital pattern repeats.

Chapters 4 and 5 include guidance on a variety of methods for dyeing, stamping and screen printing fabrics. I was fortunate enough to get to collaborate with some immensely talented women who are experts on those topics, so you'll find tutorials and information from Malka Dubrawsky (Stitch in Dye), Jesse Braytenbach (Jezze Prints) and Lara Cameron and Tegan Rose (Ink and Spindle).

Chapter 6 covers digital printing in depth and walks you through the process of understanding how to set up your files and manage your colors.

The final chapter includes advice for going pro and features interviews with some truly amazing and talented leaders in fabric design. I was so humbled to be able to interview so many people who's designs are included in my own fabric stash and their fabric is a part of so many quilts and goodies I've sewn over the years.

I can't express how thankful I am to have been able to write this book and for all the help and support I received along the way. It's been a tremendous journey from sitting down to starting to write the book during the summer of 2010 and seeing an actual copy of the printed book this fall. Thank you all for your never ending encouragement and support!! It's meant the world to me. I can still hardly believe that I actually have an ISBN number that's recorded in the Library of Congress.


Lisnaweary Quilts said...

Congratulations on your book! Amazing that we in the UK will get something first!! I'm really interested in this and will be buying a copy!

Angela said...

congratulations! It sounds like a wonderful book and on such an interesting topic. Fun for the UK that they get it already too.

Little Island Quilting said...

Wow- fantastic news. Well done.

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

Eeep! I just ordered mine on the they ship worldwide for free :)

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

I've been stalking the postman since my despatch email was sent on Thursday! It had better be here Monday or there'll be trouble ;)

yardage girl said...

Yay - just ordered it - can't wait!!

virginia o said...

Ohhh, congratulations! I want a copy of this when it's available in the US.

Cynthia Strickland said...

Congratulations Laurie! What a wonderful achievement!! I live in the US but don't want to wait so I just ordered it from the Amazon UK. Can't wait til it arrives. I am also designing my own fabric and need all the info I can get on going pro someday! Thank you so much for sharing your journey!

Cynthia Strickland

Pam said...
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Pam said...

Congratulations. I'm going to Amazon and check it out. Sounds kike a great book for me.

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

It's arrived! Woohoo!

Anonymous said...

love love love your fabric designs.