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Decorate Your Fabrics with Stenciling

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Mention the word stenciling, and most people think of Early American interiors with stylized pineapples, eagles, and scrolling leaves repeated along the walls. It's a classic case of confusing a technique with a style. Apply modern materials and imagery to the process, and stenciling becomes one of the easiest techniques to explore and one of the most flexible methods for decorative surface design. Diane Ericson shows how to create custom patterns and stencils for your garments in this article from Threads #28.

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