Printing by Hand: A Modern Guide to Printing with Handmade Stamps, Stencils, and Silk Screens

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Itís the natural inconsistenciesóthe accidental differences between one finished piece and anotheróthat make hand-printed fabrics, papers, furniture, and works of art so interesting.

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The quirks are what show the makerís intimate involvement in the process, and itís 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 guideóno single source explaining the tools and materials that are used today, or reflecting a contemporary aesthetic. Corwin has given us that guide.

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. Thereís 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: Itís the subtle differences that make hand-printing so special and alluring.

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Author Lena Corwin / Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Publisher Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Page Count 144pp
Publication Size 9.5" x 10"
Publication Notes Hardcover, Color, Spiral Bound
Publication Date 2008-08-26T00:00:00.000
ISBN 978-1584796725

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