Beyond Cotton: Making by Hand: Stamp, Print, Dye & Paint 18 Modern Mixed Media Sewing Projects by Krista FleckensteinBeyond Cotton: Making by Hand: Stamp, Print, Dye & Paint 18 Modern Mixed Media Sewing Projects by Krista Fleckenstein

Beyond Cotton: Making by Hand: Stamp, Print, Dye & Paint 18 Modern Mixed Media Sewing Projects

byKrista Fleckenstein

Paperback | November 10, 2015

Pricing and Purchase Info

$34.67 online 
$42.95 list price
Earn 173 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Not available in stores


Mixed Media goes graphic, minimal and sophisticated. Go beyond commercially available materials and get your hands dirty! Create your own modern substrates through Krista's interactive project-based sewing workshops. Readers will stitch up 18 designer projects while experimenting with ways to stamp, print, paint, dye, and embellish fabrics to use for unique projects to gift and keep.

Beyond Cotton will take modern crafters and sewists beyond the world of commercially available fabrics by encouraging readers to work with different, but readily available materials like leather, rivets, and industrial-grade felt. Create a Leather Cuff in three ways: Stitched, Carved or Stamped; learn to create design repeats; set up a home printing table and experiment with dyeing fabrics. Krista encourages readers to break out of what is offered and to take ownership of their work from start to finish. This book is packed with skill-building techniques and crafty inspiration!

Krista Fleckenstein lives in Anchorage, Alaska with her husband and four children. Her childhood was spent doodling, color sorting, and taking as many art classes as she could manage. As the daughter of a quilter, she grew up influenced by piles of fabric and the hum of a sewing machine. It wasn't until she had children that she starte...
Title:Beyond Cotton: Making by Hand: Stamp, Print, Dye & Paint 18 Modern Mixed Media Sewing ProjectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.38 inPublished:November 10, 2015Publisher:Lucky SpoolLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940655153

ISBN - 13:9781940655154


Table of Contents

Introduction/How to Use the Book

Section 1: Tools and Materials
Comprehensive section on choosing the right materials and tools for the projects

Section 2: Design
Gathering Inspiration

Section 3: Projects
Block Printed Shot Cotton Scarf
Carving a stamp, considering repeats, and getting the best prints

Painted Baby Quilt
Painting on Fabric, Pillowcase-style quilt with ties

Dyed Canvas Apron with contract pocket
Experimenting with dyeing fabrics, optional bias tape accent (will serve as a work apron for screen printing)

Screen Printed Artwork
Setting up a home printing table, using vinyl stencil techniques to print a single image that will be embellished and wrapped aroudn a wall canvas

Screen Printed Stuffie
Creating a doll/stuffed animal printed using a drawing fluid technique

Screen Printed Tea Towels and Napkins

Emulsion technique, creating a large graphic design to print a large fabric panel, doing repeats

Leather Applique Pillow
Marking and cutting leather, stabilizing it to sew on top of other materials

Screen Printed Fabric and Leather Pouch

Screen Printed Artwork
Piecing leather with fabric, techniques to reduce bulk, installing a zipper

Men's Dopp Kit
Stamped leather-only box pouch with handle

Leather Cuff 3 ways
Stitched, carved, and stamped

Tote Bag 2 ways
Painted canvas with riveted leather handles, leather tote with fabric-wrapped webbing handles

Tufted Pillow
Tufting a pillow using metal rivets

Whole Cloth Lap Quilt with Bias Tape Applique
Creating a graphic design with bias tape on a whole background, quilting, and binding

Editorial Reviews

"A basic tote with leather handles and printed freckles, a block-printed tea towel with blooming buds, handy painted leather baskets--there's much to love."