Friday, 4 November 2011

Phew!

 

 This glorious book arrived in my postbox this week! Written by Laurie Wisbrun, it has interviews with designers (like Ink&Spindle and Skinny LaMinx), tutorials, loads of inspiring photos, and sane and sensible advice on everything you ever wanted to know about fabric. (The tutorials on digital design have screenshots - genius!) It's available from Amazon UK and also from Kalahari. It'll be out in the US next year.

Of course I'm over the moon to see my fabric in it!


I wrote a few tutorials on block printing for the book, too:


And the next day the Winter issue of Stitch magazine arrived, with some of my ribbon in it:

 
I've also  managed to come up with an easy set-up for photographing cushions, so I can finally put them in my shop. I tried loads of shots with chairs and flowers and all kinds of props, until at last I remembered that most basic rule of editing, designing, and everything else, really: if it's complicated, leave it out.



 The set-up:


A big piece of white foam-core so we can pretend I don't have orange floors, a piece of white card to reflect light, augmented by card covered in tinfoil, a washing rack to hold it all up, and of course a tripod. (The Schnauzer and the guitar pedals are completely optional.)

18 comments:

Cristina said...

Good Good Good
You must be jumping of content. I'm happy for you. it is so rewarding to see something that we make somewhere!!
Good Jezze :)

Sangeetha Narender said...

wow... it must feel like heaven!!
congrats, happy for you *_*

flowerpress said...

I bet the schnauzer doesn't consider itself optional to the process!
Great to see your printing featured. I have that book on my wish list but now its a must have!

Billy said...

Congratulations, Jesse! Yay!

Ruby in the Dust said...

well done Jesse! that book is on my Christmas wishlist, so I hope to have my own very soon :)

tjou-tjou said...

} well done jesse. dit lyk na 'n lieflike book.

Jacqui Dodds said...

Congratulations Jesse at being included in such a lovely book.
I can feel my fingers itching to go over to Amazon, click on the button and buy it.....

Jenni C's said...

congrats it looks like an amazing book...Schnauzer...looks as if he was running the whole show:)

Jan | Daisy Janie said...

So many good things in one post to comment on! Congrats on the inclusion of your work and expertise in Laurie's book! Your block printing always blows me away - I'm so glad so many will get to learn about it through her book. And awesome tips on the photography! like the idea of reflecting the light back onto the subject in such a simple way!

Seamingly Sarah said...

I love the photo set up. Nice rule to abide by. And now I'm super jealous that the book doesn't come to the US until next year.... =(

andrea said...

Congratulations on your publications Jesse. The designing and printing fabric book looks wonderful and I love that you put a tutorial in!

Fatima said...

congrats on being in the book!
well done!
i'm quite excited for you :)

Kiran Ravilious said...

I've been using the same "technique" to photograph my cushions! :P

Danya Ristić said...

Well done! And that's a fun glimpse of your photo shoot set-up.

Deborah Velásquez said...

This is great. Congrats. Your blog has always been so inspiring. I love your photo studio by the way!

Heather Moore said...

Congrats! The book looks fabulous.

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

Can't wait to check this out. Congratulations on being fabulously included!

Britney said...

Congratulations! Well done! Oh how happy you must be!