yellow owl workshop diy video + book giveaway!

by Grace Bonney

One of the greatest things about design week has been getting to meet so many of my favorite designers in person and here what they’ve been up to. At last year’s show I remember Christine and Evan from Yellow Owl Workshop talking about doing a book and at this year’s show the book was out and doing phenomenally. I’ve been a fan of Christine’s designs for Yellow Owl Workshop since day one so I’m thrilled and honored to debut her first DIY/Book video here today and share some images from her newest book, Print Workshop: Hand-Printing Techniques and Truly Original Projects (Potter Craft).

I’ve always loved the voice and style that Christine has brought to the printing community. Her style unique and fresh and I’m so excited to see that celebrated and translated into book form. Her book will teach you how to roll up your sleeves and create fantastic home, fashion and accessory-based projects. I love that the book keeps budget in mind and will give you a wide range of ideas that won’t drain your wallet. Whether you’re looking to create a custom t-shirt, deck of cards (my favorite) or dartboard, Christine has you covered (including all the basics tools and terminology you’ll need for printing).

To celebrate her book, Christine is sharing her DIY video above (you can download the template you need for the project right here) and sharing five copies of her book with D*S readers!

All you need to do to be eligible to win is leave a comment below telling her what you’d love to print this summer. Are you hoping to make custom fabric for a back yard hammock? Do you want to make t-shirts for your friends? Or maybe just a cute bag to tote towels to the beach? Share your summer printing project ideas below and Christine will pick her 5 favorite and we’ll announce the winners on D*S next week.

Until then, you can pick up a copy of Christine’s book here and here. Stay tuned for new designs from Christine and Yellow Owl Workshop in my National Stationery Show roundup tomorrow…xo, grace

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  • There are so many ideas running around my brain after watching that awesome tutorial. For awhile now I have been dreaming of making my own duvet cover in a silvery fish scale print, but I couldn’t find the right stamp. Now I can carve my own!

  • Wow… A lot of people want the book… And so do I. I do want this book to support me achieving my guru dream for the year. And the beginning of 2011 I committed to myself in front of my beloved colleagues at work to create a quilting, a special one: made out of fabric I handprinted, using paint I prepared myself. Now… I don’t really sew, and I started by swing simple things… last weekend I made my first quilt, and the next step is to handprint some fabric to use in my next quilt project. I want the book to help me becoming the best version of myself.

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