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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. Megan says:

    I think it wiould be really neat to make my own wallpaper for some of those sad walls in my house.

  2. Mags says:

    You guys are always so inspiring!!

  3. meganmini says:

    I'd love to make my own textile designs using everyday items in rifs on 50's/60's atomic-ish prints (frying pans, mugs, wine glasses . . .). I see placemats and napkins mostly, although if i really got going maybe some fabulous big squares to tie up into turbans. What a fun fall giveaway!

  4. Kelli says:

    I would make custom dish towels with the perfect colors!

  5. AmberC says:

    I'd make some girly robot fabric for my daughter's wardrobe. Finding non-boy space and robot fabric is like pulling teeth!

  6. Krista Schaeffer says:

    I would LOVE to make my own wallpaper… and journal covers…. and dresses, and scarves, and a fancy, whimsical collage perchance? The list goes ever on. I would also just love to get on a first-name-basis with photoshop

  7. hannah says:

    i would love to design some fabric! the first things i would make would be some napkins, then maybe some duvet covers for my daughters or a shower curtain instead of our very sad plastic one.

  8. Christine says:

    I would make tons of fun stuff … curtains, bedding, quilts, bags, wallets … the list goes on. Such a great give-away!

  9. kimberly says:

    These books sound full of crafty goodness. I'd probably make bags or skirts or some really cute bedding…

  10. Tina_R says:

    I would really play with roses and come up with a unique design. Then from the fabric I would sew a simple v-neck top that is hip length (which looks best on me empathizing my longer than average torso!

  11. ilaria says:

    wow, great giveway!I love sewing I' ll make clothes for my girls, totes and lovely things. I just adore your shop. (Could I enter too? I'm living in Italy.)

  12. Gerry Barwell says:

    My son is just starting in professional theatre/ production – I'd love to use this design software (and my sewing skills) to make fabric for costumes and interiors. Love your blog Purl Bee – inspiring take on patchwork. Thank you.

  13. anneke says:

    I would probably make tons of clothes from my own prints… I've already designed a few simple ones on Spoonflower using my own illustrations, but I really want to learn more about it! It's a great way to combine my two biggest passions (drawing and sewing)

  14. Iris says:

    I've started on a dressmaking spree lately and Gertie's book will be a great source for inspirations and technique references. And Heather Ross's prints are always so dreamy. I'm constantly on the look out for the underwater sisters line on Etsy.

  15. I would love to ma e a quilt out of my own fabric designs–that would be the best!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Miss Criss says:

    If I designed my own print I would love to make a dress from it. Oh! Plus this skirt from Megan Nielsen http://megannielsen.com/collections/sewing-patterns/products/kelly-skirt-sewing-pattern quite cute!

  17. Christine says:

    I would design fabric for a quilt.

  18. Rebecca Leamon says:

    What a fun giveaway! It's already a grey, chilly, rainy October weekend, and a few new craft books would perk it right up! Thanks for the chance to enter!

  19. Erin says:

    I want to make pillows with the textile design to add my style to places like my bedroom.

  20. Lynn says:

    Throw pillows for the family room….where we can enjoy them every day.

  21. Laura says:

    I have two projects in mind – perhaps an apron or a cheery dearie tea towel

  22. Pat says:

    I would give the books to my very creative daughter in law who is expecting her first child. She will come up with wonderful things for the new baby. Then I will borrow the book(s)!

  23. Kathleen Ross says:

    If I were to dream such a thing I believe I would like to make some of my illustration works into large print that would span a skirt, shirt, dress or line a jacket.

  24. Leslie says:

    Would so LOVE to win this one! Would love to make a skirt, but sure I could pull off a tote bag.

  25. Sierra Bruckner says:

    I would reupholster our entire sofa in heather ross' whimsical prints and it would certainly become one of my favorite places on earth (second perhaps to purl soho which i pilgramaged to this summer – the highlight of my trip to nyc !

  26. Lauren B says:

    Heather Ross is my absolute favorite! All of these offerings are so exciting. Fall is the time for crafting!

  27. I'd love to make fabric in order to make fabric covered buttons which I'm completely obsessed with!

  28. Elbow says:

    What a great giveaway! I'd make throw pillows for my 2-year-old grandson in France!

  29. blithespirit says:

    Oooh – what a great giveaway. I'd love to design my own textiles – I'd use the fabric in a quilt and to make project bags for my knitting. And they'd be as colourful as a Kaffe project – would LOVE to read his memoir.

  30. Sarah Stewart says:

    What would I make? Curtains, and quilts, and clothing, and so much more. I love, love, love craft books. :)

  31. What wouldn't I make? Although I'm in need of curtains so I'd probably start with a pretty set of those and maybe some throw pillows.

  32. Meriam says:

    I have been wanting to make a quilt for our bed. I am sure these fabrics would be perfect! Someday I would love to visit your store…it looks amazing.

  33. brenda says:

    I would love to try so many new things and these books would give me that opportunity. I am a quilter who would love to broaden her horizons!

  34. Callie McLean says:

    I'm moving to my first real place in a few months, so I have TONS of projects coming up that could use one-of-a-kind fabrics, but my most immediate need will be creating slipcovers for some inherited couches that are making the journey with me.

  35. pamela king says:

    I have a very old heart backed chair that was my nana's favorite knitting spot. Would love to make a clever slipcover!

  36. LIZ says:

    I would make curtains in different floral and leaf prints that I would change with the seasons. I love the idea of billowing curtains in Lily of the valley, or yellow daisy , or autumn leaf patterms bringing the outdoors in. For winter I would make a design of stark branchest with red berries . I would love the collection of STC books. They are my favorite craft publisher. Thanks. LIZ

  37. Dell Ann says:

    I would love to be able to design fabric to recover the cushions on the captain's bed in my apartment… oh and a dog bed cover to match… maybe a slipcover for the chair… how about a dust cover for my computer… and one for the flat-screen upstairs… too many ideas!

  38. Kari says:

    I am desperate for some Photoshop design knowledge. I would love to design my own fabric for the little blouses I've started to make. Please help me get started!

  39. pamela king says:

    I would love to make a slipcover for my nana's favorite heart backed knitting chair

  40. Andrea says:

    I'm inspired! I love all your book choices.

  41. What a brilliant giveaway, thanks so much!

  42. Kristy says:

    I would surprise my friend with a custom baby play mat for her baby that's on the way!

  43. Lauren Gray says:

    I have an army of women in my family who need bags made with a textile I would design. What a wonderful and personal way to say "I love you"!

  44. Teresa says:

    I owul love to design my own sheets and pillowcases as well as curtains. I have attended Heather Ross' workshops and find them to be very inspirational.

  45. Venessa says:

    I teach a fully integrated Grade 1 program in a Fine Arts School overlooking the Pacific Ocean. My goal this year is to make digital learning a big part of our program. We are drawing, writing stories, and creating puppet plays on iPads at the moment. I am imagining sea creature inspired prints that we could use in a seaweed dance we are creating together. . . ooooooo. . . . very exciting just thinking about it! Thank you!

  46. Catherine Lebovitz says:

    What beautiful books! I can imagine so many possibilities: tote bags, aprons and fabric designs for a family heirloom recipe book I'd like to print.

  47. Fanny says:

    I would love to make vintage style aprons for my girlfriends. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway.

  48. Heather says:

    What wouldn't I make with my own digital print? First I would love researching the history of an era of textile print, and then I would use my research to design an original pattern that could fall into an 1800's time period. I'm not sure which decade I would pick yet, but 1820, 1860, and 1890 are probably the frontrunners. Then I would select an intriguing dress pattern from that time and make my fabric into a historical costume that is detailed to look exquisite and original. It would be sew exciting! (I couldn't resist the pun… :)

  49. Lola says:

    I would design my very own scooter bag. I love to ride my scooter, and I made a bag, but there doesn't seem the right fabric out there yet :)

  50. Kim says:

    Wow! What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

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