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While in Hawaii, I’ve discovered the work of local designer Sierra Dew. She makes really cool fabric prints using stencils. Her work is tropical in nature, but with an edge. Instead of the same old aloha prints, Sierra’s art is more urban, with a graffiti influence.
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Sierra recently lent her experience as a fabric artist to a simple and crafty holiday gift tutorial by Paula Rath in the Honolulu Advertiser. She shares how to print with handmade stencils onto anything you can find! Try pillows, tote bags, or tea towels. The tutorial even includes downloadable designs by Sierra herself!
Photos by Norman Shapiro