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Heather Ross Prints: 50+ Designs and 20 Projects to Get You Started Paperback – September 1, 2012
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About the Author
Heather Ross is a celebrated illustrator, sewist, fabric designer, blogger (heatherross.squarespace.com), and storyteller. She is the author of STC Craft’s Weekend Sewing and the illustrator of the Crafty Chloe book series, among other children’s titles. She lives in New York City.
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If that's not enough, there are also NUMEROUS tear-out pages of her prints that you can use to get started crafting right away.
Next, there is a great tutorial on how to make your own prints using Adobe Photoshop, as Heather generously shares her techniques.
Finally, the cornerstone of this book is the long list of inspired projects. I found the paper-based projects to be my favorite, and I can't wait to get started making journals, stationary, notepads, and sketchbooks. The wrapping paper is nice but I am going to take it a step further and print the patterns on heavier cardstock to make fold-together boxes, or use it on printer paper to cover a pre-made box. I also wish there were a template for postcards, which I think would be super cute.
The sewing patterns seem oddly out of place, and I don't think the swim cover-up, apron, chemise or napkins really add anything to the book. You can find these patterns anywhere. The dishtowels work though because Heather sets them up for you to print out a coordinating set of four with monograms- all you have to do is hem- that are perfect for gift-giving! I have to confess though I wouldn't have minded a pattern for the cute skirt she wears in the Introduction.
The book also includes a bamboo tray, wallpaper (lots of possibilities for this when you find out how easy it is to make your own peel-and-stick contact paper), toddler cover and duvet (for boys, but you can make one for girls- Princess and the Pea, perhaps?), rice paper lanterns, shower curtain, childrens' stool, house of cards, votive holders, wall hanging and vinyl-wrapped tablecloth.Read more ›
Did I say everything? Yes, everything. (Well, almost. I did not see the Mendocino seahorses available as a .jpg.) The 50+ designs alluded to in the title are 32 .jpg and .pdf images of her previously published and out of print designs, free for you to use. There's a graphic index in the back for you to check and see what you're getting in case you're some kind of freak who would only purchase it for that one fabric and not like the rest. You can upload the images at Spoonflower and have the fabric all over again, or print them professionally as wallpaper, even make stationery out of them. She gives directions on how to do all of these in the projects section of the book. still can't get over how generous (and unprecedented?) this is. Her beloved and out of print fabrics have been going for $20 a fat quarter on Etsy... but no longer. (Now I can stop side-eyeing those gorgeous mermaids in Jacquie Gering and Katie Pederson's Supernova Quilt for being out of print and out of reach.)
As for the projects, they are not anything novel. Tea towels, votive holders, nightgown, Mod Podge projects-nothing groundbreaking here. But that's not the point. The point of the projects in the book is to showcase beautiful ways to use her images. It's not called how to sew or make stuff, it's called Heather Ross PRINTS.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been making a quilt with my treasured Heather Ross Munki Munki Fabrics and am saving every last scrap. While looking for more fabric, I stumbled upon this book. Wow! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Harry Reed
Lovely book and so generous of Heather Ross to share these prints so freely. There is a CD enclosed from which you can print her designs on paper and even a link to print on... Read morePublished 8 months ago by HethG
She shares all the patterns! Couldn't ask for more from this super creative and practical book.Published 8 months ago by dnjii
I'd not heard of Heather Ross before, but it is easy to see why she has such a following. Very clear instructions, well written, great illustrations, helpful resources.Published 10 months ago by tokoyo
Heather Ross is not only so talented but so generous as well. This book is just beautiful and chock full of ideas and prints that she has so kindly decided to share. Read morePublished 16 months ago by patricia
i am a Heather Ross fan and love this book! I can't wait to print some fabric and stationary!Published 16 months ago by stephen ferraro