Transform everyday objects into handcrafted pieces to wear, share, and display.
In Yellow Owl’s Make It Yours, you’ll learn techniques for bringing personal touches to objects all around your home. Upgrade your plain scarf with a colorful abstract design. Turn a dresser into an eye-catching art deco showpiece. Whip up a desert-inspired quilt to enliven your living room. Expert printer and Yellow Owl Workshop founder, Christine Schmidt, shares her trade secrets for creating gorgeous projects using unexpected materials, from gold leaf to cake fondant. What’s best: the included Yellow Owl Workshop templates and techniques can be mixed and matched to create countless more projects! Featuring inventive ideas for every room, skill level, and time constraint, Yellow Owl’s Make It Yours will teach you to print, stamp, stencil, and dye your way to a personalized life. Projects include:
• Monogram Leather Clutch • Roll Stamp Table Linens • Fruit Shoji Blinds • Shibori Dyed Bed Linens • Plaid Tote • Upholstered Chair with Hand-Printed Fabric • DIY Delftware
About the Author
CHRISTINE SCHMIDT is an artist and the founder of Yellow Owl Workshop, a San Francisco–based paper goods company known for its sophisticated yet playful aesthetic. She is also the author of the bestselling Print Workshop and Yellow Owl’s Little Prints. Yellow Owl Workshop products are available in stores and worldwide at YellowOwlWorkshop.com.
"Christine Schmidt is my crafting idol. She makes me want to stop what I'm doing, pick up a set of tools and make something creative. Make It Yours is a gateway to a world of fun and easy-to-follow projects that let you create (and decorate) the home of your dreams." -Grace Bonney, Design*Sponge
Here is Deborah Needleman quote: While I love great design, I am devoted to the school of D-I-Somebody Else. But the projects in this book are so wildly inspiring, look so easy and so, dare I say, fun that I want to cover the table, roll up my sleeves and D-I-Myself. -Deborah Needleman
"Make It Yours is a book that will get your creative juices flowing. Just by flipping through the first ten pages I was ready to go out and get fabric paint and dyes. What I love the most about this book is how diverse it is. So many fun techniques. Just buy it!" -Paul Lowe, Sweet Paul Magazine
"I am a fan of Christine Schmidt's elegant and fun aesthetics. From her great designs at Yellow Owl Workshop to the clever easy to follow projects in her new crafting treasure chest Make It Yours, Christine's modern voice helps inspire the maker in all of us. Her unique point of view demystifies basic art and craft techniques like stamping and dyeing to new and dizzying results that are anything but basic. Make It Yours will resonate with makers of a wide range and styles." -Todd Oldham, designer