Once again it's time for us to talk about another great book - Sew Charming by Cath Derksema & Kirsten Junor!
Cath & Kirsten own an Australian fabric design studio aptly named "Prints Charming". Their fabric is distributed by Marcus Fabrics, and they also hand print fabric for customers, make soft furnishings, gifts and clothing, and teach classes. Their designs are so colorful and vibrant!
Now, this is not your ordinary sewing book. It's going to take you in a direction you may not have gone before - designing and screen printing your own fabric! As any good how-to book should, it starts off with the basics - the equipment you'll need, sewing basics, quilting basics, and an embroidery stitch guide. After that, the next two chapters focus on screen printing. Then it's time for the projects! There are 40 in all, and they range from an embroidered heart pillow to brooches to a headboard - quite a variety! They include three pattern sheets, and there are screen printing patterns in the book as well.
It's not spiral bound, but it does have a handy flap on the cover that you can use to hold your place. Even though we may not get adventurous enough to try screen printing, there are still some fun projects in the book that we're going to try out. We'd like to give you a chance to try this book out, so we're excited that Potter Craft is generously donating a copy for
us to give away! Leave a comment here telling us why you'd like to win it.
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Tuesday, Sept 4th, 2012 at 5 pm Eastern time.
Last but not least, we'd
like to announce the winner for our previous Book Nook. It's Marilyn Snow from Orem, UT! Congratulations Marilyn!