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Amy Karol does it again!,
This review is from: Bend the Rules with Fabric: Fun Sewing Projects with Stencils, Stamps, Dye, Photo Transfers, Silk Screening, and More (Paperback)
First, a disclaimer: Amy Karol is a friend of mine. That said, I wouldn't be here praising the book if I didn't think it deserved it! When she first told me the top secret news that her next book was going to be about textiles and fabric manipulation and all that, I wasn't quite sure what to think. I'm really not the type to paint or stamp on fabric. It seemed a little "arts & crafts hour with the elementary school children," you know? But then I saw the projects, and I saw how very, very wrong I was. These were very cool, very fun projects, appropriate for all ages and adaptable to individual styles.
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!