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Wishing you a warm and cozy weekend!
Soleil Moon Frye’s incredible book publicist, Claire Bamundo, has written a guest blog on Moonfrye.com about her adventures in New York City with Soleil promoting the new book, Let’s Get This Party Started: DIY Celebrations for You and Your Kids to Create Together. Head over to Moonfrye.com to read the full story!
The first time I saw super-talented illustrator Sun Young Park’s work in Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing, I thought “I need to wallpaper my office in these illustrations.” And now, I can—and so can you! Sun is now offering prints of some of her favorite illustrations from the book in her new Etsy shop, and STC Craft blog readers are in for a treat—a Gertie giveaway! To enter to win a copy of the book along with an 8 x 10″ print of the illustration above, leave a comment below telling us about a vintage or vintage-inspired piece you love by November 1 at 1 PM EST. One winner will be chosen at random.
It’s finally time—The Knitted Slipper Book is officially on sale tomorrow, October 8! To celebrate the release, author Katie Startzman will be a guest on Planet Purl’s video chat at 12 pm EST. Tune in to hear her talk all about the book as well as her amazing book trailer, ask her questions, and even have a chance to win a copy for yourself!
These last few crisp, fall evenings have really put us in the mood for warm beverages and cuddly knitwear. I know we’re not the only ones ready to hole up with a few bundles of wool, which is why we’re so thrilled to present this “knitted” trailer for The Knitted Slipper Book by Katie Startzman. We are sure that this short story of slipper-making and love will enchant you. (You’ve got to check out the sets, which Katie and her sister designed and built out of wool and cardboard–and then there’s the amazing sound, including the click clack of needles, the chirp of a cuckoo clock, and the crackling of a fire).
With summer drawing to a close, we’re thrilled to share our new fall releases with all of you!
All of the covers we design at STC Craft have their own particular challenges. Which image is the best representation of the book? Will one beautiful image suffice, or do we need more? Should we include a burst calling out a special feature, or find a way to incorporate it into the subtitle? The answers to these questions can sometimes take months to answer, and the cover for Knit to Flatter was no exception.
Almost exactly one year ago, I got into a car wtih Jared Flood and Karen Schaupeter, both of whom I had brought on board to photograph and style Simon Leach’s Pottery Handbook. We were headed to Simon Leach’s house in rural Pennsylvania, and I must admit, we didn’t have much of a plan. Many people know Jared Flood as the creator of the yarn line Brooklyn Tweed, but what many don’t know is that he is also an amazing painter and a fantastic photographer–a true lover of art and master of light. And for the styling, Karen Schaupeter is our go-to girl, always adaptable, versatile, and loads of fun to have on set. Basically, I had my pottery photoshoot dream team, and we were headed to the countryside to shoot on the fly. We had a one-page shoot list that broke down the book by chapter, and we had a pretty good idea of what we hoped to photograph when we arrived, though we had no idea what would actually be waiting for us when we got there.
As the days grow warmer and the trees and bushes begin to fill out, it’s hard to think of a more promising season than Spring. Admittedly, I’ve always had a bit of a black thumb when it comes to nurturing my plants, but the excitement of watching tiny green knobs emerge from my own pots this year has inspired me to turn over a new leaf (pun intended). Whether you have a great expanse in which to plant or are working from a few little pots on a windowsill like I am, here are some of our favorite gardening essentials sure to get you in the mood to grow.
Choosing a cover from all of the lovely photographs taken for each book is often one of the hardest parts of the bookmaking process, and creating something to define Lynne Barr’s third groundbreaking book, The Shape of Knitting, was no exception. With Thayer Allyson Gowdy’s beautiful photography as a starting point, designer Mary Jane Callister got to work.