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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 would love to wear something with my face printed on it. HA!
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLilly
Those books look great! Would love to slipcover some dinning room chairs, and update some curtains with some new fabric.
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjennifer
I would make a duvet cover for my son's room of Bright greens, warm grays, with a hint of black and shiny yellow.
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily D
I would love to make a couple of throw pillows or pillow shams or maybe a lap quilt for my daughter's wheel chair.
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBetty Nickles
Fantastic giveaway!! Love to add these books to my collection!
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCathy
With my own digital textile design I would create fabulous fabric for a quilt for my son.
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfrances
What a fun giveaway! I hope I win!
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJESSICA PEARS
I would love to make some curtains.
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTrina
I'm not sure where I would start -- I need to read the books first!!
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLonnieS
I would make a skirt for me, or a dress for my little girl. Or maybe both!
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Mordecai
We are having our first snow up here in Canada which makes me want to hunker down and craft! I would love to design fabric for duvet covers for the whole family. Fingers crossed!
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristen
A book is encouragement for me to take care shut out my chatter and get to being creative. Love to freshen up my kitchen with curtains. Thanks
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermarlene
We've not had curtains since we moved in! I would love to make some fabric to make adorable, light curtains that keep privacy but don't make our living room look like Dracula's lair. ;)
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan
Slipcovers for 2 adorable chairs
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim Tait
I would use prints to make wonderful clothes for the next spring/summer season. Prints are sticking around. I would also use them as handbag linings as a simple surprise inside.
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany
I would love to use the prints to embellish the bedroom: pink curtains or blanket would go just right with the white furniture!
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterluka
I would make pillowcases! No better way to refresh your bedroom than a brand new pair of pillowcases.
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily K
I think this is a great giveaway! I would probably make myself a new dress or bed linens with designed textiles. I have rather eclectic tastes and it's difficult to find what I like.
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeig
I'm getting married next year, so I'd love to make a small-scale feminine design for my dress. But, really, if I'm going to jump into fabric design, why stop there?!
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily
I think I'd start with a nightgown. Something sweet and simple, made more lovely by the fabric.
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCollette
Awesome! I've had this idea for a jacket fora while and I would love to seemy vision become reality!
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim K
I would love to make a floral print that would be used for a jacket.
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLorna
Something like 6 months ago, i decided that i was working too hard to give my money to people such as H&M who got far too rich by "employing" far too poor people. They don't care about people and their designs are kind of boring. So i decided to make all my clothes ! I am already quite good at knitting jumpers, scarfs and hats, as well as sewing squirts and dresses but i still have a lot to learn!
So if i was to win, i'd improve my skills and make myself the wardrobe of my dreams.

Thanks for the inspiration and this great giveaway !
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMélodie
OOH I would love to make some bags with special prints I've created. Holidays are just around the corner too!
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranj
Beautiful! How much fun would it be to design your own wallpaper...maybe for a bathroom or a nursery?
October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSonya

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