and she’s ok with that.
when in the course of 12 months you’ve taken up crocheting, knitting, sewing, and printing (sounds sexier than “stenciling”), you have to come on out and admit it.
hi, i’m kate and i craft.
i think it truly hit me when i was in joann’s yesterday, saw that they carried lena corwin’s book Printing by Hand: A Modern Guide to Printing with Handmade Stamps, Stencils, and Silk Screens, realized this book was a steal if only i had one of those 40% off coupons, saw the woman leaving the store still had an extra coupon, chased her down and asked her for it.
have you seen lena corwin’s work? beautiful. it was only until the past couple of years that i realized the main reason i had little interest in sewing, knitting, etc. was that i didn’t see much i would use, want, like. and then i stumble across people like anna maria horner, amy butler, and lotta jansdotter. and those are just a few.
after seeing this post a few months ago and realizing i had a few friends who were about to have babies, i thought, “bingo – perfect baby gift. knitted shoes and stenciled onesies.” and thus the tradition started.
the top photo is a kitchen towel project i’m finishing up to give as a gift. i also have lotta jansdotter’s lotta prints, but i have to say, corwin’s book is a bit more up my alley. there are more templates provided, more descriptions, and more varied ideas. but i don’t mind that i have both…
next up – screen printing.