Turn your photos and digital images into stitched treasures!
Sign up for the Wait List to be notified when registration opens on Monday 1st May 2017
I love nothing more than to capture moments in time with my camera, manipulate those photos, and then print them onto fabric to create digital art cloth. I then stitch and embellish these fabric images to create my own unique textile art.
If you have ever wanted to learn how to print your own photos or images onto fabric and have them turn out perfect every time, this is the class you’ve been waiting for. You can use your fabric prints to create memory quilts, textile and quilt art, wearable art, photo quilts, and mixed media art – your creative options are endless.
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is for anyone wanting to learn the basics of printing your own images, photos or digital designs onto fabric. For more advanced printing techniques, consider the Inked Cloth Unleashed Workshop.
What you’ll learn
Use your own images and photos, or choose images from the included resource library, and learn the basics of printing them onto fabric using a standard home inkjet printer. Learn how to touch up photos to remove scratches, spots or other imperfections using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, and learn how to resize images and photos in preparation for printing. If you don’t use Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, you can you use own preferred photo editing software. Also discover the best types of fabric to print on, how to make your fabric prints permanent and washable, and how to get the best possible color quality. Plus lots more helpful information, resources and tips.
Workshop materials include
- The Inked Cloth eBook – a 59 page downloadable pdf eBook containing all the step-by-step instructions included in this class
- 30 minutes of video training showing you how to prepare your fabric sheets and how to print on them
- Quick Start Guide
- Step-by-step tutorials:
- How to Make Fabric Sheets Using Bubble Jet Set
- How to Print on Small Pieces of Fabric
- Photo & Image Quality
- How to Get Better Color Quality
- How to Prevent Paper Jams
- Free projects designed by me so you can practice your printing (and sewing) skills
- Spread Your Wings Notebook Project
- Soul Whispers Pendant Project
- Bonus Inked Cloth Unleashed Primer: an introduction to using Digital Grounds or Inkaid on fabric.
- Resource library of copyright-free images that you can download and use
- 24/7 access to the online classroom so you can work at your own pace
Recommended Inkjet Printers
An inkjet printer is a requirement for this workshop and although you can print on fabric using any type of inkjet printer, some printers are better than others. The information below gives you a general idea of what type of printer you will need to have. Additional information and supply list will be provided after you sign up for the class.
Although I’ve been printing images and photos onto fabric for about 15 years and my own printers have never suffered a permanent injury due to problems such as paper jams, if you are at all concerned about potential damage to your printer, then you should purchase an inexpensive printer for the purpose.
the paper feeds from a tray located at the back of the printer in a downwards angle, curves slightly and then exits at the front.
the paper feeds from the back (or the front) of the printer and exits at the front (or the back) traveling in a straight line.
the paper feeds from a horizontal tray located at the front or on top of the printer, feeds into the printer and makes a u-turn curve in order to exit.
Note: This type of printer is not recommended because it is more prone to paper jams and poor print quality than the other two types. However if you are confident about using it, you are more than welcome to use it for this class.
Espon XP-330 (Amazon associate link)
I use and recommend this Epson XP-330 printer. It prints up to 8-1/2″ wide and up to 44″ long and it uses Durabrite (pigment) ink so your prints are permanent and water-resistant. This printer is inexpensive and robust and is a good starter printer for printing on fabric, as well as everyday use.