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Lena Corwin's Made by Hand: A Collection of Projects to Print, Sew, Weave, Dye, Knit, or Otherwise Create Hardcover – October 15, 2013

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About the Author

Lena Corwin is the author of STC Craft’s Printing by Hand, the illustrator for STC Craft’s Kids Crochet and Kids Weaving, and the curator of an independent art and design publishing collective called Lines & Shapes. She has worked as a graphic and textile designer for Marithé + François Girbaud, Calvin Klein, and Jill Stuart, and has designed textiles and home goods for Anna Sui, Trina Turk, Rebecca Taylor, Target, and Urban Outfitters.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang (October 15, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617690597
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617690594
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #210,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lena Corwin lives in Northern California, where she designs textile patterns and illustrations, teaches classes, and writes and publishes books. She is the author of Printing By Hand, an instructional book for hand printing techniques, published in 2008. She has illustrated two children's craft books; Kids Crochet and Kids Weaving. Her upcoming book, Made by Hand, will be released in October 2013. Lena attributes her love for design and crafts to her very artistic upbringing in San Francisco.

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I have tons of crafts books, I love looking up ideas online, but I have never seen a book like this. Craft books have had to step things up because of pinterest and other digital means of DIY sources- this book has faced that challenge and proves the superiority of pages over a screen. Every page is beautiful and exciting to leaf through- I will honestly try most of these ideas. I have not been this inspired in a long time!! Thank you, Lena Corwin!
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This is an amazing craft book! I have followed most of these designers for years and am so inspired by their aesthetic and taste. The projects here are lovely, interesting and inspiring. Some of the projects chosen by the different designers surprised me -such a variety...all beautiful. I looked forward to receiving my preorder of this book and was not the least bit disappointed. I am planning to keep busy all winter with these projects- sewing, knitting, soap making, printing, jewelry making, dying, weaving and crocheting. There are lots of detailed instructions and pictures showing detailed progress. I think you will be inspired to try something new!
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This is, simply put, a book of beginner projects for a wide variety of craft types. It is a really great way for a person who likes working with their hands to branch out and try some new crafts; who knows, maybe you'll really like soap making (or weaving, or dyeing, or jewelry making, or rug making, or print making, etc.) Sometimes the first project you make in a new craft is disappointing, but these projects are clearly-written and are all modern useful items.

However, if you aren't looking to try a totally new craft and are already very accomplished in most of the book's crafts, you may find this book redundant..
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Most of the projects are simple - almost too simple. Many of them I had seen before on tv or in magazines. But I will say there were a few that I will use - maybe 3-5. The rest of the projects, well I will probably give the book away after a while..

Good quality printing and photos.
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Some of the crafts and art forms covered in this book are technical and I wouldn't try them. I know Batik, and found a serious error (don't "wring out" your cloth when removing it from the dye, it will ruin your project) in the instructions, which leads me to believe there may be errors in the instructions of other projects as well. Also, some of the additions seemed to be "filler" rather than interesting possibilities of something to make. There are some well presented instructions of interesting and plausible projects, however, and I bought this book for a crafty friend because I thought it would help her with making her Christmas gifts.
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For crafters (or would-be crafters) seeking to branch out from their usual medium, this book contains a treasure trove of projects. Most of them are simple, many of them are charming, and all are laid out clearly with carefully worded instructions.

The projects included cover rotary printing, screen printing, machine sewing, hand sewing, knitting, crochet, tea dyeing, tie-dyeing, batik, marbling, appliqué, soap making, fabric painting, rag rugs (crocheted and braided), embroidery, fabric origami, brass and silk jewelry making, beading, candle making, weaving, stuffed toy making, and basketry coiling. That's a lot to pack into one book, but Corwin does a fabulous job orchestrating and unifying them.

The projects are all set out in 3 - 8 steps, just right for a beginner. But even an experienced knitter might be tempted to craft a hedgehog cat toy (ask me how I know), and I imagine the same might be said for Sian Keegan's stuffed radish toys. What a wonderful overview of many things you can make by hand!

I received a review copy of this book--see the full review on the Kangath Knits blog.
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I'd recommend this book to any crafter or creative soul of any level of experience. It has a great range of simple, to more complex and involved projects. I'm currently learning how to embroider from this book and it's well-planned and clear instructions is making it surprisingly very easy.
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I was looking for another technique when I received this book which this book doesn't include. It has many fun things to do.
Try it and it just might be what you are looking for.
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