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‘The Handprinted Home’ by Jenny McCabe Book Review

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jenny McCabe’s new book ‘The Handprinted Home’ features 35 gorgeous printing projects to make our homes the envy of all our friends.

Jenny has been making her own hand printed and handmade textiles as Coo & Co since 2009 and we love her stuff on Folksy!

The projects in her new book, published earlier this year, capture the same handmade, nature-inspired style that can be found in her own work. Projects range from fifteen minute Oops-I-forgot-to-buy-a-birthday-present ideas to more lengthy projects for a weekend fling! 

Techniques used include screen printing, stamping, stencilling, lino cutting and dip dyeing – all with a combination of simple equipment and the odd household item.


Included are separate sections explaining lots of printing and sewing techniques and all the projects are in a step-by-step format with hand-drawn illustrations. This should help both the complete beginners and experienced print-maker/sewers amongst us make (to name a few) bird-print tea towels, ombre bed linen, giant floor cushions and fern print coasters. And if the idea of drawing out your own designs sends you into a state of panic, don’t worry, the back of the book is loaded with drawings and templates for us to pinch. Thanks, Jenny!


You can get your hands on the book here

Want to get stuck in? Here are some of the things we think you might need to get going on a few of Jenny’s makes:

We think we’ll start with a bit of Honeycomb Bunting for our new workshop…

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