Book Reviews of The Photo Transfer Handbook: Snap It, Print It, Stitch It

The Photo Transfer Handbook: Snap It, Print It, Stitch It
The Photo Transfer Handbook Snap It Print It Stitch It
Author: Jean Ray Laury
ISBN-13: 9781571200648
ISBN-10: 1571200649
Publication Date: 3/1/1999
Pages: 80
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Publisher: CT Publishing
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Photo Transfer Handbook: Snap It, Print It, Stitch It on + 657 more book reviews "Photographs, postcards, magazine clippings, and other printed images can be transferred to fabric relatively easily as is shown in Jean Ray Laury's The Photo Transfer Handbook. Using a laser copier at a copy shop, the image can be photocopied onto heat-transfer paper and then pressed onto the fabric with a household iron, or for an even more permanent application you can bring your fabric along to the copy shop and have the image set with a professional heat press. You can also begin with an image in your computer and use an ink-jet printer to output the image onto special photo-transfer paper (generally available at craft and office-supply stores) and then iron it on or use a home heat press. (Even if you don't have a scanner you may still be able to use this option; for example, if your computer has fax capabilities, scan the picture at a copy shop and fax it to yourself.) Quilter Jean Ray Laury offers extensive information on both methods and their variations, as well as helpful troubleshooting tips, four step-by-step projects, and a remarkable gallery of quilts by various artists showcasing this technique, in styles ranging from snapshot-cute to art-quilt sophisticated. Aimed primarily at quilters, the advice here should prove equally helpful to anyone who works with fabric, since garments and home-decor items can readily benefit from this interesting approach." --Amy Handy

From Library Journal: "Laury, who has been writing about textile crafts for over 30 years, is a well-known advocate of "wearable art," i.e., artistically crafted garments and accessories. This book details putting the latest photographic images on cloth using a color laser copier or an inkjet computer printer. These permanent images can easily be incorporated into quilts, accessories, and clothing. Included are general instructions for transfers, photos of finished items by various artists, and four step-by-step projects for pillows and quilts. Recommended for public libraries." Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
reviewed The Photo Transfer Handbook: Snap It, Print It, Stitch It on + 24 more book reviews
This book has some good ideas and suggestions for photo transfer.