I’m so excited for my friend Krista and her new book, Beyond Cotton. Even if I hadn’t known or been friends with Krista, I think this book is eye catching and filled with tons of great information on stamping, printing, dyeing and painting fabric. I feel like it definitely opens up a new world for those who might be intimidated to try some of these techniques. Krista’s encouraging and relatable words made me feel right at home. She’s such a genuine and kind person and it shows through in her work in this book.
I’ve had my stamp carving set all ready to go and intend to try some of the fabric painting and more screen printing in my future. But first I had to try the felt and leather clutch. I had everything I needed except the felt, which I found with a quick search through etsy, a shop called Felt Planet. They had so many beautiful color choices and I snagged a couple pieces to work with.
This project was honestly so fun. It’s one of the quickest and most satisfying I’ve done in a while. I’m definitely planning on exploring more combinations and shapes and sizes, so that’s pretty exciting. I love that it took about a half hour to make and looks so polished. They’d be great for gift giving (so all those late Christmas gifts you haven’t gotten around to – this clutch would be perfect, hint hint).
Lastly, my friend Holly (Bijou Lovely) took the styled photos in the book, they’re so pretty! I don’t think there’s any way you would be disappointed to add this title to your crafting and sewing library.