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Printing by Hand: A Modern Guide to Printing with Handmade Stamps, Stencils, and Silk Screensby Lena Corwin
Textile designer Lena Corwin has mastered the "so cute it makes you want to squeal" aesthetic, and thanks to the detailed instructions and full-color, step-by-step photographs in her debut book, Printing by Hand, you can too. This helpful guide covers the basics of printing, as well as the nuts and bolts of the author's three favorite methods: stamping, stenciling, and screen printing. In true Corwin style, the accompanying projects are, well... (squeal).
Note: Fans of Corwin's style might also enjoy Lotta Prints by self-taught Scandinavian designer Lotta Jansdotter.
Synopses & Reviews
Handmade cloth items always have a story, and many of us spend our lives hunting and gathering precious pieces and scraps to add that final touch of life to a special room or outfit. Cloth is an inspirational guide to the beauty, history, and utility of natural textiles. Woven throughout the five main sections—cotton, wool, silk, linen, and hide—are more than 30 breathtaking sewing projects that make the most of each textiles properties, including waxed-cotton purses, Liberty-print cushions, silk scarves, linen bedcovers, and leather journals. With a guide full of invaluable information on where to buy antique fabrics and organic and well-sourced cloth, plus a toolkit of essential instructions on hand-dyeing fabric, Cloth is both a resource and an opportunity to create practical, precious, and personal items for mindful living.
About the Author
Lena Corwin is a textile designer and illustrator based in Brooklyn. Among her clients are Marithand#233; + Franand#231;ois Girbaud, Calvin Klein, Jill Stuart, and Elle Decor magazine. She also illustrated Stewart, Tabori and Changand#8217;s Kids Crochet and Kids Weaving.
Thayer Allyson Gowdy is a San Franciscoand#150;based photographer whose work has appeared in magazines such as Real Simple, Health, and Country Living, as well as Stewart, Tabori and Changand#8217;s Knitting Nature and Knitting Lingerie Style.
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