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STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books Fall Giveaway!

Ah, October! Time to cozy up with a great craft book and learn something new! This season's books from STC Craft| Melanie Falick are just the thing to scratch that creative itch! We’re especially excited about Heather Ross Prints, the new offering from creative powerhouse, Heather Ross.

Prints is an empowering resource, walking you through the fascinating steps of creating your own digital textile designs. Heather uses her trademark humor and whimsical sense of style to thoroughly explain the process of using Photoshop to design unique prints. She also includes easy-to-follow instructions for twenty awesome projects, from custom wallpaper, to notebooks, to nightgowns! Plus, the book comes with a DVD (for both Macs and PCs) which contains the artwork to reproduce 50 of Heather’s most beloved prints on your own. Heather is a great teacher with a real gift for demystifying sophisticated projects, making them approachable and fun!

STC's other exciting titles this autumn include Kaffe Fasset Dreaming in Color, a behind-the-scenes autobiography of the beloved knitwear and textile designer, and Gertie’s New Book For Better Sewing, a fabulous reference book for garment sewing packed with lessons on couture techniques and customization. You'll love the vintage fashion and Gertie's spirited, modern style!

In celebration of this inspiring line-up of new books STC is generously giving away a library of fall releases to one very lucky Purl Bee reader! To enter simply leave a comment on this post telling us what you would make with your own digital textile design. Leave your comment by 5pm estFridayOctober 12th 2012. Be sure to enter your email address in the email field on the comment submission form so we can contact you if you win. (Don't worry; we never publish or share email addresses!) The winner will be chosen at random to receive Heather Ross Prints, Kaffe Fassett Dreaming in Color, Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing, Comfort Knitting & Crochet Babies & Toddlers, and Knitting from the Center!

Thanks so much to STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books for this great giveaway and good luck!

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535 Responses to STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books Fall Giveaway!


  1. Alexandra Townsend says:

    I am a newbie sewer so I would make an apron!

  2. Tanya says:

    What a great way to start fall!

  3. sangeetha says:

    I would love to design my own bohemian fabrics and make bedding for my kids

  4. Firetweed says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would make high-waisted full skirts, shirtdresses, and bags with the digitally designed printed fabric.

  5. Brigit says:

    I would make a custom fabric to include in my quilts in place of adding a label or embroidering. I would love to make something subtle and pretty! I would also love to use my daughter's drawings in a fabric design.

  6. Krystal Morley says:

    I love all things knit, and lately one thing I've been dreaming of creating are home linens with knit prints.

  7. Christina says:

    I would love to design my own fabric to reupholster the breakfast nook chairs!! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  8. ali says:

    I would make a pattern of my own rendition of stardust. I took an astronomy + physics at art school (yea, I know). My 4' 8" professor with his famous bright purple polo shirt walked in the very first day and said, "We are all made of stardust!" That was 4 years ago and has stuck with me ever since. I want to make stardust for my new baby girl.

  9. Audrey W. says:

    Oh the possibilities!!!!!

  10. Ali says:

    My mother sews vintage reproduction clothing. I would love for her to have these books.

    And if she were able to design her own fabrics the sky would be the limit!!

    My mother shops for vintage fabic and ends up with a lot of small pieces or pieces with age and damage. While these pieces are inspiring they are not always usable. I would love for her to have the ability to create exactly what she wants.

  11. Liz Cook says:

    First I would probably make a bag of some sort – because i love purses/totes/wallets/coins purses etc… Then I would make a quilt – because that is my comfort zone. However, i would embellish that quilt and the fabric with some of the new embroidery techniques that I am currently studying/learning. Oh, to one day have time to learn to knit. So many wonderful crafts, so little time to do them all in….

  12. Christina says:

    Great giveaway! I think that if I was to design a print, I would use it to make quirky bedding for babies. I find baby linen to often be uninspired and exuberantly expensive.

    All the best,
    Christina

  13. Nandini b says:

    One of the first things I'd probably make are panels of wallpaper for my bedroom. It just needs a little punch of pattern and color. :) After that I'm sure the creative juices would be flowing and there'd be no stopping me.

  14. Lauren says:

    I would make some cute flirty skirts and some cozy blankets!

    Love these beautiful prints!

  15. Erica says:

    I would make a new camera strap with a digital textile, I am thinking tiny turtles. I also need a fun new comforter cover in a fun print to snuggle in this winter.

  16. Estela says:

    Wallpaper and wrapping paper…that is too cool!

  17. SusanPJ says:

    Pillows, pillows, more pillows!

    Thanks Purl Bee, you're the best!!

  18. Karen White says:

    Oooh, so many lovely possibilities! I would love to make throw pillows for my relatives' housewarming gifts.

  19. kerri says:

    I'd make new bed linens for the family — even the animal beds!

  20. Katie says:

    I'd love to design fabric for window coverings in my apartment, I have yet to find the perfect design!

  21. Jessica N says:

    Wallpaper!! Wallpaper!! Wallpaper!! I have been looking to use some in my bedroom but have not been able to decide. There are so many choices but nothing stands out for me. It would be lovely to create my own!!

    Good luck all,
    Jessica N xxx

  22. Mary says:

    OH MY! What a great giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Cheekyredhead says:

    I need a creative boost and this would give it to me!

  24. TLK says:

    Since my body has moved further and further from the fashion industry standard as I've aged, I have been wanting to learn to make my own clothes. I think it is the only way to get clothes to fit.

  25. Beth says:

    I would love to make some paper for the covers of some hand made books.

  26. hannah says:

    what a fantastic give away! your gorgeous blog is at the top of my blogroll, and i often find myself looking through the archives at projects i've seen many times now, and find a continual delight! Well done!

  27. Kat says:

    Wow, thanks a lot for offering these books. I'm already dreaming of the wonderful things I can do.

  28. Viera says:

    I would make it in different color combinations and frame it. It would be nice Christmas gift for all my friends. Thanks for wonderful site "the purl bee" Viera

  29. sharmie says:

    love both the books! they look extremely interesting. just what we need to get those creative juices flowing.

    i'd make a dress for sure. i'm a big nerd and i love finding new ways to let my geek flag fly… and this would be a great chance! geeky spaceship fabric? amirite? :)

  30. Lisa says:

    I would make pillows for my living room!! I can't find fabric that is similar to what I have in mind. To make my own fabric would be awesome!

  31. Bran says:

    I've been thinking a lot lately about customizing clothes for my new daughter. I would love to add a custom print as trim for her dresses, lining for her pockets and insides of satchels, and appliques. I` love the idea of creating small, everyday surprises for her.

  32. Melissa says:

    I make hand-bound journals and mini notebooks, so I would use the prints for the covers of my books.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. Sharon says:

    I would love to design some fabric to make some cute clothes for my kiddos.

  34. theresa says:

    I would make tea towels for all my sisters using our Mom's and Nana's hand written recipe cards

  35. terriknit says:

    Skirts, skirts, skirts! Can't make enough of them.

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