Are you getting a little bored with your clothing? Want to make that plain t-shirt into something a little more interesting? Well, it’s actually very easy and you can create your own designs with some materials you can grab at any grocery store. Check out some of these titles to see what you can make and get to personalizing your things!
Even beyond this list, definitely take a look at the library’s collection of classic stencil designs, including selections from Ireland and Japan or the Art Deco stencil book. And don’t forget to keep an eye on our YouTube page, @clpvideo, to see videos with some stencil work and many other projects!
The following titles are exclusive to Hoopla:
2,286 Traditional Stencil Designs by H. Roessing
Masterfully executed designs in reproductions of two rare catalogs: ornamental borders, corners and frames with intricate floral and foliated patterns, architectural ornaments and design elements, religious symbols and figures, animals, mosaics, landscapes and much more. Invaluable to artists and craftspeople working with textiles, wallpaper and other decorative items.
The following titles are exclusive to OverDrive:
Generation T by Megan Nicolay
Megan Nicolay revolutionized the T-shirt. She repurposed it, reinterpreted it, reinvented it—and created the #1 craft book in the nation, Generation T, which continues to dominate. Now she explores new ways to slash a tee, scrunch a tee and sew a tee with Generation T: Beyond Fashion. A collection of 120 projects for every occasion, it takes the humble yet ever-malleable tee in dozens of new directions—from baby gifts to pet accessories, stuff for the home, the car, the road, the boyfriend.
Videos available on Creativebug:
Intro to Stenciling by Natalie Chanin
Stenciling on cotton jersey is at the core of all of Natalie’s designs for Alabama Chanin. In this workshop, Natalie will teach you how to create the cut stencil and then apply the paint that becomes the guide for all her designs. You’ll see Natalie’s tried-and-true method of air brushing the stencil onto fabric as well as simple alternatives that use basic materials.
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