Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Fabulous World of Printing on Fabric

I was recently looking over my New Years Resolutions ~ or should I say, sniffling over them and my dismal progress.

Well, perhaps I'm being a bit dramatic. I tend not too take things too seriously as a matter of fact. However, I was planning on learning MANY new techniques this year, at least one a month. And that has just not happened!

However, I finally got my rear in gear and grabbed a DVD off my bookshelf I've been eyeing lately. It's called Lynn Koolish Teaches You Printing on Fabric and is part of the At Home with the Experts series which I absolutely adore!

I hadn't even taken the cello wrapping off, so it was just like getting a brand new gift. Now I must say this DVD is just jam packed full of information.

I love this DVD! I have absolutely no experience at all with printing on fabric. But with Lynn Koolish's calm, reassuring manner and clear step-by-step presentation made these techniques instantly approachable and non-threatening.

Lynn takes the viewer through the entire process at just the right pace. Instructions begin with very basic information about printers and inks, and progress all the way through how to electronically manipulate and enhance your own photos to create unique quilts and other projects.

She even demonstrates how you can scan objects to use in making wonderful collage-style works of art. Now, I really feel that I could jump right in and begin having fun and getting creative.
The DVD also includes a tour of Lynn's studio ~ which I love, a gallery of quilts made using many of the inkjet printing techniques you just learned, and a printable Quick Start Guide PDF with tips, techniques, and Photoshop Elements basics. The guide is a great accompaniment for people who like to have things written down as well as the visual lessons.

Now you know I am a big fan of DVDs for learning, so I highly recommend this DVD to anyone who wants to learn about this fascinating process.
I can't wait to start putting all my new knowledge into practice!


Dr. Quiltmom said...

It has been my goal to learn some new techniques too. Maybe one or two will work for me. I just tried freezer paper piecing. Ill keep Lynn Koolish in mind. Thanks!

Micki said...

I will have to check if they have this dvd in the PAL format for Europe. It looks great and I too have wanted to learn how to do it.

Momoo said...

Very interesting technique, looking forward to seeing a completed project. Good luck :)

wonderwoman said...

that looks like it could be amazing! i dare not try anything new at the moment as i have sooo much other stuff to finish!


Jan said...

Always eager to learn something new I shall look out for this DVD thankyou for drawing our attention to it ,and dont forget to show us what you have achieved useing the technique Jan xx

YankeeQuilter said...

I love using DVD's to learn new things...I must have played the one on how to set up my sewing machine stand a dozen times! I'm sure I would have driven an instructor to drink!

Libby said...

Looks like fun! Can't wait to see what you do with it. I have been looking back over my resolutions, too...hmmmm.