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January 19, 2010

How to be a fabric designer

Everyone wanting to know how to get into the quilting textile design industry: listen up! Designer Lizzy House has written an e-book called How to Enter the World of Textiles: For the Quilting Industry. It covers what to design and how to present your work to a manufacturer. So now, everyone who has ever emailed me and heard me essentially say, "Duh, I dunno," I happily send you over to Lizzy to get the real answers. The e-book is available Feb. 1.

Update: The book is now available right here.

19 comments:

yardage girl said...

Thanks - looking forward to reading that. Nic

Ann On and On... said...

How cool! I love learning about new adventures....

Andrea said...

I am not ready to take up sewing just yet....lol!

rosie/the fabric shopper said...

Well, of course, I have to read this! Anyone who is as obsessed with fabric as I am would love to know the ins and outs of this part of the industry.

Pins + Paper said...

Very cool! Thanks, I have a new item for my Amazon wishlist :) Even though I don't plan on entering the field, I just love learning about all areas of craft, art and design.

~ Kristen

live a colorful life said...

This should be really interesting. I just spent quite a bit of time on her blog yesterday. Fascinating!

Grandma G said...

So now do you know how to do what you did?

Jess said...

I still don't know how to do what I did, since Lizzy's book doesn't come out until Feb. 1. But after that I will know what I did.

LizzyHouse said...

You sure will, jessica. Thanks for posting about the book!

Lizzzzzzzzzy

Grandma G said...

Oh... yeah. Well, I'm glad you're gonna find out how to do what you did. I know you've always been wondering.

Jennifer Katherine said...

Oooh! Thank you!

Muffin said...

I can't wait to get this book! I've been wanting to get into the textile design for a while now! Hurrah!

Becky said...

Honestly, I read your blog as much for your chatter with your Mom as for the info - which is always great! You two need your own TV show!

Jess said...

:)

Twiddle Thumbs said...

Very cool.
Thanks for posting this!

Leslie and Melissa said...

thanks for posting it. going to link it back to my blog mammatortilla.blogspot.com.

Vacuum Queen said...

Well I've been going the route of agents, not directly to manufacturers. Should be a fun read.

name your design said...

jessica...this is a. w. e. s. o. m. e.! thanks for sharing and thanks again for your tips last month.
xoxo
stacy

Amanda said...

I just wanted to say hello and that i'm honoured to be nominated with you (on shrimp salad circus-i'm in the food category). you have a great blog! have a creative day :)

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