06 June 2009

printing by hand

Look what the mailman brought me today. Printing by Hand by Lena Corwin! I have been waiting ever so patiently for this book to arrive. For a long time now I have been fascinated by all the hand printed cards, stationery, cushions, fabrics and totes (to name a few) seen on etsy and at craft fairs. It is something I have always admired but have never really given a go. I even tried to win myself a Gocco on Trade Me once, but my humble bid got trampled in a wild last minute bidding frenzy. And I couldn't justify spending so much money on a new one. So I am hoping this little book will teach me a thing or two about printing DIY style, with handmade rubber stamps and stencils. And I may even try to whip up a few designs for a silk screen. We'll see.

Here are a few pics from the lovely book...

I purchased my copy through GoodBooks.

Hope you are having a happy weekend!

Ps. Don't forget about my postcard giveaway! You still have a few days to enter. And don't forget to leave your email address incase you are the lucky winner!


  1. ohhhhh what an aDORAble book! printed pretties:-)

    xox N.

  2. oh, i love this book! just did a post on it in the week :) are you totally inspired too?

  3. i want this book too! how good is it?

  4. Yes it's very inspiring!
    Carina, you can borrow it if you like :)