Monday, June 30, 2008

Rayna’s new book is here!


All work has come to a standstill here now that the mail carrier arrived with Rayna Gillman's new book, Create your own hand-printed cloth: Stamp, screen & stencil with everyday objects.

I took a class with Rayna at Quilt Market in May, and got a sneak peak at the book. And now, I am fighting the urge to lock myself in a room away from my kids (they can forage for their own lunch, can't they?) and read the whole thing non-stop. Here are the things she covers: Stamping and stenciling with found objects; random screenprinting; gelatin plate printing; screenprinting with thickened dyes; discharge painting; soy wax batik; and rubbings.

For each technique, there are lots of detailed directions and excellent photos to accompany them. She also provides supply lists (and websites where you can buy the supplies).

I can tell that this is a book I will really USE. And I can't wait!