Lena Corwin's Made by Hand Hardcover : Lena Corwin (Author)
In 2009, tastemaker and bestselling author Lena Corwin turned the top floor of her Brooklyn brownstone into a studio and began hosting classes for local crafters. In Lena Corwin's Made by Hand, she re-creates and builds upon her popular workshop series in order to reach crafters in Brooklyn and beyond. For this "best of" collection, she has chosen expert teachers and her favorite projects: Jenny Gordy introduces us to knitted socks and elegantly sewn tops and dresses; Cal Patch teaches how to make a modern embroidery sampler as well as a braided rag rug; and Corwin herself presents her favorite screen-printing and stamping techniques. In total, there are 26 lessons/projects, all presented with step-by-step photos and illustrations.
Lena Corwin is the author of STC Craft’s Printing by Hand, the illustrator for STC Craft’s Kids Crochet and Kids Weaving, and the curator of an independent art and design publishing collective called Lines & Shapes. She has worked as a graphic and textile designer for Marithé + François Girbaud, Calvin Klein, and Jill Stuart, and has designed textiles and home goods for Anna Sui, Trina Turk, Rebecca Taylor, Target, and Urban Outfitters.
Lena Corwin lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she designs textile patterns and illustrations, teaches classes, and writes and publishes books. She is the author of Printing By Hand, an instructional book for hand printing techniques, published in 2008. She has illustrated two children's craft books; Kids Crochet and Kids Weaving. Her upcoming book, Made by Hand, will be released in October 2013. Lena attributes her love for design and crafts to her very artistic upbringing in San Francisco.