Christine Schmidt, the creative force behind the acclaimed Yellow Owl Workshop line of artisan stationery and home accessories, has always served as a source of inspiration for design-savvy crafters everywhere. In her bestselling first book, Print Workshop, crafters with cool aesthetics, and low budgets were shown just how exciting stamping, stenciling and printing at home projects could be. Now, in YELLOW OWL’S LITTLE PRINTS: Stamp, Stencil, and Print Projects to Make for Kids (Potter Craft, November 12, 2013, $21.99) Christine shares her lively ideas for making easy, yet entirely unique items for children from newborns to school-aged kids using Yellow Owl’s sought-after motifs and signature art-school-style illustrations.
YELLOW OWL’S LITTLE PRINTS teaches readers a wide variety of techniques—stenciling, printing, image transfer, and stamping—to create personalized toys, decorations, wall art, accessories, and keepsakes that kids will love and parents will cherish. As a new mom herself, Christine felt it was essential to offer projects that don’t require a lot of equipment or time to achieve, but are still covetable. Readers will learn to carve a personalized stamp that can be used on stationery, baby blankets, tote bags or bed linens; paint a rug to perfectly match a child’s bedroom décor; make a keepsake box that will become a family heirloom and more. Recently, crafting has become a favorite activity at baby showers, and YELLOW OWL’S LITTLE PRINTS includes a whole host of ideas for throwing an enjoyable and unforgettable party.
Christine’s artistic, iconic designs are featured in the templates of YELLOW OWL’S LITTLE PRINTS, and the same motifs can be used—for both adults and children!—for party invitations, gift wrap, as a stencil for a blanket or an iron-on t-shirt decal—the possibilities are almost endless! The book is a perfect gift for parents, moms-to-be, and anyone crafty who would like to make a special present for a niece, nephew, sibling or favorite young friend.
CHRISTINE SCHMIDT is the founder of Yellow Owl Workshop, a company known for its distinctive designs printed with natural materials. Their products are carried in more than 500 stores worldwide, including Crate & Barrel, Urban Outfitters, J. Crew, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and SFMoMA. Christine lives in San Francisco with her husband, Evan, and her daughter, Emmy James.
Snacks for this event will be provided by our neighbor, Bi-Rite.