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Made by Hand

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Lena Corwin’s Brooklyn art studio is home to dozens of different crafting classes taught by several professional designers with an assortment of skill sets. The diversity of activities presented in Made by Hand opens up possibilities for dozens of skills, from printing to origami, from soap­-making to patchwork; tie­-dying, weaving, embroidery, and more—there’s something for everyone.

Each teacher advises her students in how to select the most effective materials, set up a workspace, and ensure that as few mistakes will be made as possible. Photographs accompany the steps so that more advanced artists, or those who are completing the project for a second time, can reference them as a guide. These straightforward pictures are uncluttered demonstrations of the most important steps in the process.

Whether you’re interested in mastering a new skill or are looking for a few fun summer projects, Made by Hand offers the perfect range of usable textile handiwork, presented by fourteen teachers who obviously enjoy their craft.

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