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. Recommended By Tove H., Powells.com
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 sectionscotton, wool, silk, linen, and hideare 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.
Textile artist Anna Joyceandrsquo;s design process is intuitive, relaxed, and rooted in the belief that we should live with color and pattern every day. Inspired by vintage fabric, folk art, shapes in nature, and exciting new color combinations, Joyceandrsquo;s distinctive projects showcase the beauty of the unexpected and the mark of the artistandrsquo;s hand. In Stamp Stencil Paint
, Joyce shares her signature hand-printing techniques and infectious enthusiasm for adding patterns to ready-made surfaces such as fabric, ceramics, paper, leather, furniture, walls, and more. Following beautiful step-by-step photography, crafters learn new, easy skills to stamp, stencil, and hand-paint wonderful projects for their homes, wardrobes, families, and friends.
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.