Giveaway Closed – Congrats to Luann Fischer of SC
I am so excited to share with you a new book – Intentional Printing by Lynn Krawczyk and be part of the book release blog hop. In addition to my review and a look at one of the projects I made from her book, you have a chance to win this book. Yeah!
When I received this book to review, I questioned whether there could be anything new that I didn’t already have in my library. I was pleasantly surprised!
I really love Lynn’s writing style. I felt like I was in Lynn’s studio sitting around talking about printing. An easy read, I devoured the book in one sitting! The title describes what is in the book: Intentional printing. It’s not about printing as much fabric as you can in one session. It’s about setting your intention. Lynn’s approach to printing really opened my eyes and made me think of how I was creating my art. While reading I was nodding my head. She was talking to me!
After that first chapter she moves into the nuts and bolts of printing including tools and setting up the workspace.
The next three chapters include her fabric-printing techniques, handstitching, and layered printing. Even though some of this information was not new to me, her approach was different.
The chapter on layered printing was worth the price of the book. I love layers, but I’m often afraid to push myself to add more. She takes the reader step-by-step through the process showing her fabric as she adds more layers. When I thought her fabric was finished, she continued to add more. Her pieces end up looking absolutely wonderful. She gives much needed tips to push through the anxiety.
She ends the books with nine projects. I decided to make her Reclaimed Intentional Banner.
I dug into my stash and played with placement of my fabrics on my cutting table. It was fun to see all of my different surface design techniques in one place.
Here is the finished banner.
And a close up:
If you are new to printing on fabric, this is the book for you. If you are an experienced surface design artist, you still can learn from Lynn. This book will be one I will continue to refer to and is a welcome addition to my library. Thank you Lynn for your work on this book.
Intentional Printing by Lynn Krawczyk, published by Interweave / F+W Media, contains 151 pages and retails for $26.99 US. You can purchase it through http://bit.ly/NCGKHb.
Now for the giveaway. You can win this book just by commenting on this blog post. Commenting via email, on Google+, or Facebook will NOT enter you in this contest. You must comment to this blog post on the Bloombakecreate blog to be entered in the giveaway. The deadline for this giveaway is Saturday, April 12 at 8 a.m. CST. You must be a US resident to win. Good Luck!
Stop by the following artist’s blogs and check out what they have to say about this book:
- April 1 – Sue Bleiweiss
- April 2 – Virginia Spiegel
- April 2 – Jamie Fingal
- April 3 – Cheryl Sleboda
- April 3 – Lesley Riley
- April 3 – Kristin LaFlamme
- April 4 – You are here!
- April 4 – Lyric Kinard
- April 8 – Jane LaFazio
- April 8 –Diane Gilleland
- April 9 – Desiree Habicht
- April 9 – Melanie Testa
- April 11 – Leslie Tucker Jenison
- April 11 – Traci Bunkers
- April 14 – Lynn’s Smudged Textiles Studios
- April 20 – Sew Mama Sew
- Lisa Call
I can’t wait to try the techniques in this book
I really enjoyed looking through your blog! Very nice work. Thanks for the chance to win Lynn’s book.
The more I see of this book the better it gets. Thanks for the chance to win one!
Lynda–Your banner is so very cool!
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The book looks really interesting. I love your fun ideas.
Love the banner and would love to win the book!
Lynn’s book looks like more fun than a barrel of monkeys! Or even a barrel of Westies!
Sounds like a very interesting book.
I more clearly understand “intentionally printing.” Lynn’s book looks informative and interesting. Love your finished banner. The fabric & word choices are inspiring! Great work.
This a book that I’d love to have in my library. I want to thank you and Interweave for sponsoring the giveaway. I also want to take this opportunity to tell you how very much I enjoy your blog, and I am glad that I found it.
love how you are doing the strips of fabric,, looking forward to learning how you did the printing!
Very cool banner.
Thanks for showing it and reviewing the book.
Love your banner. This book is looking more and more appealing.
I think this would be a wonderful book to all to my library.
I’ve been wanting this book since Lynn announced it was ready for pre-order. Maybe I can wait a little longer and hope to win it. 🙂
I am really looking forward to reading this book! and playing!
I’m game! I love books that take me further into surface design, and I love printing… just don’t do nearly enough! Great review, Lynda… and if I don’t win, I’m committed to making the book mine anyway!
This looks like a very inspiring book–i could use it at my church. Thank you!
The book looks excellent! I am very new to dyeing, painting and printing so I’m sure there is a lot I can learn!
Love your blog. Would love to win the book.
I love your banner, thinking I need to try one myself from your inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win Lynn’s book.
I can’t tell you how much I love your banner. It’s like a variation on a prayer flag for me. Love, love, love it.
Hi Lynda, when Hollywood does the story of your life it better star Meryl Streep, she looks just like you. Thanks for the giveaway!
This looks like just the book I need. How did you make the lettering on that very cool banner?
I’ve been reading along the blog hop and everyone has lovely projects to show. The banner in your post blew me away. It resonated with me that leaves me without words.
I’d love to get my hands on this book. I’m squeaky new at fabric printing.
Love your banner! Lynn’s book really seems like a great addition to any fiber art library!
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I like Lynn’s work, and would love to add this book to my library. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
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Linda, Love your banner, I might have to give this a try too!
Lynn is a wonderful writer as well as fiber artist. I’d love to have her book.
Diane in NH
Lynn’s book sounds even more interesting after reading your review and seeing your banner. Thanks.
I love your review of the book and the banner you created. I want to make one. If I won the book it will be the first project I try!
A little closer to “needing” rather than wanting this book. Thanks for the offer.
I’d love a chance to win this book. I agree, it is hard to push past a great layer, only to create an ugly layer, then be able to bring it back and make it better with MORE layers!
Sounds like a book I would love to add to my library.
I can’t wait to try the techniques in this book!
Would love to win this book and experiment with the techniques!
I am following your blog now, thank you for sharing this great book,, I have it on order. I would like to know where you got the stencils for the words. I read it somewhere , but can not find it.. Love your review, look forward to receiving mine. email@example.com
Thanks for the chance to win this book…it looks great.
Such a wonderful book. I am so ready to get my hands covered with paint and play with prints!
Great Banner. Thanks for the opportunity to win Lynn’s book!
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I am enjoying everyone’s creativea inspiration from this book. Thanks for the chance to win.
Beautiful banner – excellent review. I love Lynn’s work, and I love your work, as well!
Hi, Lynn’s book is just the recipe I need to bake up some fantastic prints.
I would love to try this technique! Thanks for the opportunity to win this great giveaway!
I can’t await to try these techniques what fun.
The fun never ends… imagine printing with so many sy=urface design techniques as YOU use in your work. Great that you have a big stash that you can pull from when creativity strikes or a challenge comes along. Thanks for sharing.
Bethany in Michigan
Love the banner…..and your message!
LOVE what you’ve done here. The books sounds fantastic!
Looking forward to exploring all this goodness further
Just came back from Sundays post. I really love the lettering. I may have to research further if that s a system I would like to invest in to try it for myself.
Gabriele, I really love that I can make stencils with it. Of course, you can cut other stuff, but my main reason for buying the Portrait was for stencil making. This was one of my favorite things to make stencils from – stamped images. See my post about that here: https://lyndaheines.blog/2013/10/how-to-making-stencil-masks-from-stamped-images/
Sounds like a really helpful book!
Your banner is awesome! It must bring you joy whenever you look at it! And thanks for the great book review. This looks like a lot of fun to play with! Thanks for sharing.
Woo hoo sign me up! I would love to learn the printing techniques from her. I would be a beginner for sure, with fabric that is. Thanks for having this giveaway Lynda!
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I enjoy dyeing, printing, rusting, and any other idea that comes up. My biggest problem is using the piece afterwards. I just want to keep them whole and look at them! LOL
I love reading your blog and getting ideas. This looks like a wonderful book. I’ll have to add on a room to hold all the books that I own and the ones I hope to own.
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Love to win a copy of this book and try some of Lynn’s techniques.
I’d love a chance to win Lynn’s book. Thanks for the giveaway.
Oh wow- your banner is gorgeous!! And yes, I have only dabbled with fabric projects so I certainly would love the guidance I need from this book. Thanks so much for the chance to win!
Awesome giveaway, I always love to see new books to incorporate in my craft library! 🙂
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I would love to win this book!
Thank you for the giveaway! I love your banner and tutorial. The book looks great!
love the video on creating the stencil and all the great fabric pieces in your banner.
After learning many techniques for surface design, I am now learning to plan out my work (intentional design). This book sounds as if it would fit right in to my learning curve.
I’ve been playing with surface design and would love to get the tons of info that this book provides!
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really loved the reclaimed banner. gave me several ideas. Hoping I win the book.
Would love to win this wonderful book, thanks for the chance!
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I’d love to win the book!
Wonderful project and giveaway! The book looks fantastic
I love your banner. Another great idea from Lynn’s book. Your video is very helpful.
Beautiful book! Thanks for the giveaway. firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s great about this blog post is how you USE the information from the book and show it CAN be done.
Love the finished banner!
I like to dye my fabrics and to print on it. I’m not a beginner, but like to learn from other people. I want to win your give away.
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I’d love to win Lynn’s book.
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The book looks very interesting, thanks for the giveaway.
Hi Lynda-I hate the mess that dying makes–or the mess that I make when dying-this sound like less mess more fabric.!
I need this book! I want to learn how to print on fabric.
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Too many comments already, I don’t stand a chance. But it looks like a great book!
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I would love a copy of this book. I have learned to dye fabric using 2 excellent books: Fabric to Dye For by Frieda Anderson, and Color by Accident by Ann Johnston. I love the results (and yes, I dyed large quantities of fabric) but I am ready for the next step. ..being more intentional. Thanks for your review. I can’t wait to see the results!
This book is completere new to me and sounds very exciting
I would love to learn to print on fabric
I would love an opportunity to win this book. Thank-you for offering this opportunity to your blog readers.
This book sounds like a good addition to my library. I am spending some time this year on just this sort of thing, trying to figure out why I would do this sort of surface design, not just go willy nilly stamping and marking away. Pick me!!! 😉
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I love all the possibilities on this blog. I am teaching discharge to our mini group in June and would love to show them this fascinating book.
Thanks for all the creative ideas.
Looks like a fun book, I’ve slowed down and realized I need to make what I WANT, not what just happens, when I print, I get more usable fabric that way.
Love your blog, love surface design, love Lynn K!
This looks like I book I could really use.
Thanks so much for your post! I need this book for my summer work. Great review.
Intentional Printing is a book I’ve been eyeing, so your review was helpful. Thanks for offering this opportunity to get my hands on a copy.
I may be just in time! Love your banner! Love this book the more I read about it! Intention is good…
This book looks great!