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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!

Reader Comments (535)

I love skirts, so I a new skirt with self-designed print will be just a perfect new project for me and my mom for the long winter evenings!!! =)
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNatallia
Please open a store in Atlanta!!
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClaire Necessary
I would love to design my own fabric to make all sorts of things - blankets for my kids or bags for myself and others. I don't get hardly the amount of sewing done that I'd like, but I love doing it!!

Thanks for the giveaway!
Rae Lynne
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRae Lynne Chase
What exciting new books! (I have been crazy for new craft books lately, so I hope I win!) I would love to design fabric and make a new lap quilt for our living room, for us all to fight over during the upcoming chilly evenings ahead. :) (Maybe I should make up a few - coordinating, of course).
love you, purlbee!
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAimee Knerr
What a lovely giveaway :-) I would make cushions with colourfull prints to brighten up the sittingroom in winter.
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMette
Wrapping paper! With Heather's help, I would try my hand at creating wrapping paper and move on to design fabric. Thanks to STC, Melanie Falick, and The Purl Bee for this amazing giveaway.
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertina
I would like to try my own design for upholstery fabric. I like to imagine how will be look some old sofas or chairs with new covers.

thanks for chance to win these adorable prizes!:)
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYana
I would make curtains and throw pillows. Boring yes, but I move every 2 years or so for work (military) and I'd like my beige rental home to look like home.
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpj
What an exciting giveaway! Lately I've been loving scanning fabrics in my collection and printing them onto paper-- doesn't exactly make sense, but I love seeing the same colors and movement in paper form.
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristina Strain
oh my goodness what an amazing give away!!!

i would make a textile for my son's room for curtains. i am having a really hard time finding a whimsical fabric with snakes and other reptile-y creatures.
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLydia
What a fabulous giveaway! I'd make custom fabric with our family's names in it to use in a quilt for my foster daughter to take with her wherever she ends up.
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachael
I would make a personalized print for my girls and then use it to make poufs for their play area!
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachel J
If I win the library (or when I purchase the books for myself) I would use them to design my wedding. I would make invitations, cloth napkins, and other wedding decorations. It would be a wonderful help to be able to know how to do a lot of the design work myself and I would love being able to have such a crafty-handmade wedding!
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate Bluett
I would love to make some wallpaper with my (or heather's) digital designs
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna
I would love to design fabric that I could use to make bedding for my fun and energetic toddler.
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIzabela
Any of these books would be so great to own! I've been wanting to learn how to make my own textile designs for a few years, but I've been too busy with other projects, and didn't really know where to start. I'd like to make zip pouches and totes for knitting projects, to sell along with my knitting patterns and kits.
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
Does it get better than Heather Ross?!
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commentershannon
I'd love to try my hand at creating some wallpaper....
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCathy
My son is about to move to his first "big boy bed" and I would love to use Heather's designs to make him a duvet cover and some pillow cases. I absolutely love her fabric, and am excited to get my hands on her book!
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristine C.
I have been wanting to make a table runner and placemats for our large turquoise dining room table with Heather Ross prints. I also have a number of other sewing projects on my winter to do list - these wonderful books would come in VERY handy!
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClaudia Dunitz
I'd love to make curtains for a nursery with my own textile design - maybe printed on some semi-sheer voile? Sigh, that would be lovely!
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbprinz
What a great giveaway! Each of those titles sound like a great read :)
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan
I would design my own kitchen/entertainment linens! Tableclothes, napkins, towels, casserole, etc./covers, hostess gift containers . . . the list would go on and on!
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Kessinger
First I would have to just frame a piece so I could always look at my digital work! Then I would make hand puppets and pillows galore!
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErika
Pillows! I would make so many pillows.
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAarika

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