Author(s): Christine Leech
Forget about specialist silk screens and bulky printing presses, for her latest book in the Simple Makes series, Christine Leech has devised 20 easy-to-make-at-home printing projects that use commonly found equipment, from the Lace Print Tote Bag that is created by wrapping a piece of broderie anglaise around a rolling pin to the Utensil Print Napkins and Table Runner decorated with the crazy shapes created by using a potato masher or whisk. The book contains all the techniques needed to create the projects, from paint rollering and lino block printing to natural sun printing and traditional marbling, as well as the trace-off motifs needed for particular designs. From the Kaleidoscope Marbled Mugs and Nordic Fir Lampshade for your home to the Feather Print Tee and Raindrops Umbrella, you'll soon be covering everything formerly plain in prints!
Christine Leech has been an avid crafter since childhood and has over 15 years' experience designing and art directing a host of women's magazines, most recently working as creative director of the acclaimed Marie Claire Runway. When not writing craft books, Christine divides her time between magazine work and blogging about all things craft at sewyeah.co.uk. Christine co-created the bestselling books Everything Alice and Everything Oz, as well as three previous titles in the Simple Makes series, Felt Sew Good, Little Sew and Sew and Scissors, Paper, Craft.