Design Your Own Tees: Techniques and Inspiration to Stitch, Stamp, Stencil, and Silk-Screen Your Very Own T-Shirts

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Macmillan, Aug 31, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Sought after for her innovative use of color and pattern, professional t-shirt designer Jennifer Cooke has created 20 do-it-yourself projects--many can be completed in under and hour--for turning your classic tees (and accessories) into colorful, bold, graphic personal statements.

Combining basic sewing, hand-printing, and screen-printing techniques with stylish wearable projects, Design Your Own Tees gives you the tools to stand out in the crowd--whether you choose to re-create the looks shown or to adapt the techniques to express your unique artistic vision.

Use thread, ribbon, and fabric to play with texture through decorative machine stitching, hand embroidery, and applique. Experiment with found objects and stamps to create pattern through potato and block printing and stenciling. Choose your favorite doodles and images to enhance with color through screen printing.

Colorful photographs of the finished projects plus step-by-step instructions with easy-to-follow diagrams will soon have you wearing your art on your sleeve.
 

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Contents

Front Matter
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Table of Contents
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Front Matter
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Body
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Back Matter
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Back Matter
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Index
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Back Flap
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Back Cover
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JENNIFER COOKE has been designing t-shirts for over a decade under Raeburn Ink. Her designs have been sold in prominent stores, including Barney's New York, and have been featured in Lucky and Nylon magazines. Jennifer currently lives in western Massachusetts with two cats and a wildlife biologist.

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