It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 12/10 and one lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!
Today, enter to win Lena Corwin’s PRINTNG BY HAND (STC Craft), fabric samples from Lena Corwin’s line and Field Notes notebooks to print on.
It’s the natural inconsistencies—the accidental differences between one finished piece and another—that make hand-printed fabrics, papers, furniture, and works of art so interesting. The quirks are what show the maker’s intimate involvement in the process, and it’s that unique quality that first attracted textile designer and illustrator Lena Corwin to hand-printing.
Even though decorative prints are more in vogue than ever, there was until now no up-to-date hand-printing guide—no single source explaining the tools and materials that are used today, or reflecting a contemporary aesthetic. Corwin has given us that guide in PRINTNG BY HAND (STC Craft). Using step-by-step instructions and up-close photos, Corwin teaches crafters everything they need to know to master stamping, stenciling, and screen printing, from making their own printing devices to trouble-shooting when plans go awry. Her inimitable collection of projects ranges from stamped stationery and simple-to-sew pouches, to stenciled tote bags and furniture, to screen-printed bed linens and upholstery fabric. There’s even a silk-screened dog bed. The author has created original artwork for each project (full-size patterns are included in an envelope at the back of the book), so that every crafter can achieve the same beautiful results. Or maybe not quite the same. Remember: It’s the subtle differences that make hand-printing so special and alluring.
To enter, just leave your comment answering this questions by noon EST 12/10:
What would you print?
We want to congratulate anaaron on winning yesterday’s $100 gift certificate to Sawyer Brook Distinctive Fabrics.! Her comment was chosen at random from all eligible entries. Thanks to everyone who entered and good luck in today’s giveaway!