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Printing by Hand: A Modern Guide to Printing with Handmade Stamps, Stencils, and Silk Screens Hardcover-spiral – Bargain Price, August 1, 2008
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About the Author
Lena Corwin is a textile designer and illustrator based in Brooklyn. Among her clients are Marithé + François 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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The book itself is a spiral-bound, soft-cover book within a hard cover shell. This allows you to lay the pages flat so that you can look at them hands-free as you work.
I love this book. I was already familiar with many types of printing such as linoleum and gocco, but I still learned a great deal. So I would have to say this book is for novices and experienced alike.
I guarantee you that you will come away from this book inspired and ready to create.
It will quickly become your printing reference guide, and the book's spiral-binding allows for easy viewing while creating.
It is divided into four chapters: 1.) Getting Ready to Print, 2.) Stamping, 3.) Stenciling, and 4.) Screen Printing.
The first chapter discusses and details the choosing of a surface, a design for printing, a printing method, and inks and paints. This chapter alone could be a novice printer's 'bible.'
The following three chapters describe the tools and materials needed for each of the techniques (stamping, stenciling, or screen printing). Then each details instructions for projects, that you can find Corwin demonstrating in the photographs.
Inside the backcover is a present within every copy. Corwin includes an envelope filled with 15 pages of copies of her own print-making designs. She also shares little secrets of where to find copyright-free artwork, sources to find supplies, and her recommendations on other artful reading.
"Printing By Hand: A Modern Guide to Printing with Handmade Stamps, Stencils, and Silk Screens" is a resource that should NOT be overlooked by any artist.
The instructions are very thorough and clear, unlike many books that don't actually tell you how to make the cool thing in the picture. It is well worth buying (unlike many craft books that I check out from the library) and I will keep it as a reference for years to come.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A bit disappointed in this - the projects are more amateur than I had hoped for.Published 6 months ago by S. Parker
The most interesting project (to me) was the "Dressed Up Dresser" because I really liked the colorful large pattern on the dresser. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is quite elementary. It is not specific enough on paint/ink that should be used for printmaking. It is also not a great book for designing patterns.Published 8 months ago by june bug
starts you from basic to advanced. The pictures make it easy to follow the techniquesPublished 11 months ago by JoAnn
Of all the books I have seen so far (many), in the realm of DIY printing on paper and fabric in your own home, this one stands out as the most accessible. Read morePublished 20 months ago by J. Finnerty