I am really happy to be a part of Lynn Krawczyk’s Blog Hop announcing her upcoming line of stencils called ‘Marked’ by Artistcellar. While I wish I could have found my own set of Lynn’s stencils to play around and make some samples for you, moving and time constraints have gotten the better of me.
What I can tell you is this, I have long admired Lynn and have both been able to support, mentor and be mentored by Lynn. You may also remember that I reviewed a copy of Lynn’s book, here. The fact that Lynn was able to get a line of stencils with her name on it does not surprise me. Lynn knows how to print and layer cloth effectively and having a line of stencils is an extension of her commitment to printing cloth as well as her love and exuberance in being a surface design artist.
When I want to Quilt Market this last May, Lynn and I met up several times, she made an appearance in this video, I am happy to say I was able to get a signed copy of Lynn’s book, Intentional Printing, as she was doing an author signing in the Interweave booth, but I am happier still that Lynn stopped by my Windham booth where I had set up a studio to print and entice folks to get to know me and how I went about designing Meadowlark.
Lynn and I spent time talking and Lynn printed with dye using my tools, while I printed with dye using her stencils. As you may know, Lynn’s preferred media is paint, so having her in my booth, using the media I know and love was a special treat for me. More than anything else, I love having friends use my tools. I can only imagine what it might be like for Lynn to be releasing a line of stencils, and wondering how you might use them…
The participants in this blog hop are listed by order of date posted and one lucky commenter on each post in the hop will win a set of Lynn’s stencils, so please post comments on every post possible! I will choose a winner from my blog hopping post one week from today on July 6.
June 28th – Lisa Cousineau – www.artistcellar.com/wpJune 29th – Melanie Testa – http://melanietesta.com/blog/June 30th – Lisa Chin – somethingcleveraboutnothing.blogspot.comJuly 1st – Jen Osborn – http://identityseven.typepad.com/themessynest/July 2nd – Belinda Spiwak http://alteredbelly.blogspot.comJuly 3rd – Kristin LaFlamme – http://kristinlaflamme.com/musingsJuly 4th – Ingrid Dijkers – http://ingriddijkers.blogspot.com/July 5th – Guadalupe Cabal – http://guadasartplace.blogspot.com/
July 6th – Lynn Krawczyk – http://smudgedtextilesstudio.com/blog/