Printing by Hand by Lena Corwin
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Printing by Hand
By Lena Corwin

Printing by Hand

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

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Format: Hardback

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Printing by Hand by Lena Corwin

Book Description

It s the natural inconsistenciesthe accidental differences between one finished piece and anotherthat 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 guideno 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. 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. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781584796725
ISBN-10: 1584796723
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 216mm x 20mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lena Corwin

Lena Corwin is a textile designer and illustrator based in Brooklyn. Among her clients are Marithe + Francois Girbaud, Calvin Klein, Jill Stuart, and Elle Decor magazine. She also illustrated Stewart, Tabori and Chang s Kids Crochet and Kids Weaving.

Thayer Allyson Gowdy is a San Franciscobased photographer whose work has appeared in magazines such as Real Simple, Health, and Country Living, as well as Stewart, Tabori and Chang s Knitting Nature and Knitting Lingerie Style.


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