Bend the Rules with Fabric

In Bend the Rules with Fabric, Amy Karol explores dyeing, silk screening, stamping, appliqué, transferring photos, and many other techniques for making your own personal, unique fabric. Whether you want to use it as a guide for seeing old clothes in a new way, a workbook for your kids‘ weekend projects, a manual for making your own products to sell, or a fun resource for making custom gifts for family and friends, this comprehensive and creative book is sure to inspire. In addition to arming crafters with comprehensive instructions and creative techniques, Karol provides an array of fun and fabulous projects to try.

Make Your Old Clothes New Again: Amy takes old items you may have at the back of your closet and gives them a fresh, new, and inexpensive spin. Create your own personalized pattern for that old button down using a homemeade stamp; give that pair of plain ballet flats an instant make-over with some paint and a brush; create your own customized skirt with Amy’s “Don’t Toss It, Dye It!” technique.

We Have the Technology: Amy showed us how we can use our computers and printers to make our  very own custom items. Use all those digital photos to make keepsake dolls for your children featuring everyone from Grandma and Grandpa to the family cat; use the web and your printer to make your very own designer bed sheets, minus the hefty price-tag; forget the standard knitted baby blanket and give that new mom a one-of-a-kind pillow starring her very own bundle of joy’s photo.

Amy has a Book Signing on Sunday, September 20th, from 7:30 - 9:00 pm at Powell's City of Books located at 1005 W Burnside in Portland,

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