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Bend the Rules with Fabric: Fun Sewing Projects with Stencils, Stamps, Dye, Photo Transfers, Silk Screening, and More Paperback – August 25, 2009
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The instructions are thorough and helpful, and there's a great techniques section that explains the fundamentals of silk screening, dyeing, stenciling, you name it. So, if you want to just learn the techniques and apply them to your own projects, go for it! Otherwise, the book is full of great, sassy projects, ideal for gifts but possibly hard to give away because you want to keep them for yourself.
I would say I'm proud of Amy, but that makes it sound like I had something to do with her genius. So, instead I will just say that I am so happy she is sharing her genius with the masses!
Amy Karol has a way of bringing the book to life with her personable writing style. You will see when you read it that you'll almost feel like she is talking to you, which makes it really fun to read through the various craft projects and and instructions. Karol writes it in a way that makes you feel like she is cheering you on to complete the coolest creation possible.
I see this book as a fun resource for making crafty gifts for friends, family and myself!
Armed with all of these printing/embellishing techniques, and Amy's ability to cut straight through any unnecessary, possibly intimidating mumbo-jumbo and get down to brass tacks (as she did with Sewing in her first book), I think you'll feel empowered, emboldened, and excited about fancy-ing up any plain old tired shirt or pillow that looks at you funny!
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Was for a teen grandaughter, who looked at it and then did her 'own thing'. That was good, but I ended up with the book! And I'm enjoying it! Read morePublished 2 months ago by curlyonline
This book makes painting fabric simple and easy. I love it.Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
Maybe it's because I have been sewing all of my life (a long time!), but the book was rather simplistic. Read morePublished on February 5, 2014 by creative girl
this is a very good basic techniques book. I would highly recommend it for beginning crafters and probably intermediates, also. Read morePublished on September 26, 2013 by PessimisticallyOptimistic
I have enjoyed this book so far. I love to see and craft, so this book is a composite of crafty ideas.Published on August 31, 2013 by J. Neville
I so love Amy Karol's books! She is an inspirational author and crafter! If your feelling a little "stuck" in your crafting spirit then pick up this book or any of her others! Read morePublished on February 25, 2011 by amy karoly
Amy Karol has conquered the confusion of learning from a book. I promise if you aren't making all sorts of amazing, fun, happy & useful items that will amaze your friends and... Read morePublished on March 16, 2010 by Red Hook
The content of the book had it's highs and lows. Some projects were so simple they were boring and others were interesting to try new techniques. Read morePublished on March 11, 2010 by M. SMITH
BEND THE RULES WITH FABRIC: FUN SEWING PROJECTS WITH STENCILS, STAMPS, DYE, PHOTO TRANSFERS, SILK SCREENING AND MORE comes from the blogger who produced Angry Chicken, a top... Read morePublished on November 16, 2009 by Midwest Book Review