Craft Corps Giveaway Day 12: Ed Roth’s Stencil 101 Decor & Stationary!


Robert Rosendale!

Please e-mail your snail mail address to: contests@vickiehowell.com within the next week to receive your prize. Congratulations!

Name: Ed Roth

Gig(s): Artist & Founder of Stencil1

Excerpt from Craft Corps (Chapter 4):

VH: As a mother, I’m really conscious of informing young boys of non-traditional, creative career paths. As someone who’s followed that path, do you have any advice for kids who may not be aware of their options?

ER: Sure. AS I get older, I feel more responsible for encouraging kids. If a chikd studies a creative path he is drawn to, teachers should encourage him to apply that art in other studies as well. I always look at Flash design and programming: 90 percent of the beautiful creations you make also involve math. Patterns are also about math. I guess ther are lines of study that meld different subjects.

VH: If that had been presented to me, I would have had a completely different journey. If somebody had taught me geometry within the context of quilting, or algebra within the context of knitwear design, maybe I wouldn’t have struggled so much in math.

ER: Thank you. You totally just put it into the words I was looking for. Think about all the patterns and shapes in geometry and knitting. Exactly! But it’s kind of like sneaking healthy ingredients into treats.

Today’s Giveaway: Copy of Stencil 101 Decor & box of Stencil 101 Stationary



How to Win:

POST A COMMENT HERE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS (BY 8AM ON TOMORROW). Poster’s will be chosen via drawing at random.


Please be sure to include your real name (not just your screen name) on your post. Winners will be posted on this blog every few days with instructions on getting me your mailing address. Prizes unclaimed will be put up for grabs at the end of the Craft Corps Give-Away-A-Day in May.

Craft Corps: Celebrating the Creative Community One Story at a Time hits shelves May 4th. Be one of the 1st to get a copy by ordering today from BN.com!

Don’t forget to share your story on the Craft Corps website and become a Craft Corps fan on Facebook--fans will be eligible for additional prizes!

Psst! Come back tomorrow for a giveaway from SouleMama, Amanda Soule!

67 Responses to “Craft Corps Giveaway Day 12: Ed Roth’s Stencil 101 Decor & Stationary!”

  1. Samantha

    Ooh! Is there anything lovelier than stationary and stencils? I’m sure there isn’t!

    – Samantha Gomez

  2. susie carranza

    ooh….the possibilities with this book are endless!

  3. rosenrobrt

    Love Stencile….I have combined parts of one and parts of others to make a scene. Using a soft pencil, then I can watercolor or other medium.

    Robert Rosendale

  4. Kim Mayhew

    This looks like fun! I have not done stenciling before.

  5. Ruby Sundquist

    I want to stencil (insert whiny southern voice)

    –Ruby Sundquist

  6. Anonymous

    what great advise to give to young boys, my son (whose all grown up now) chose a creative path that we encourged and he still plays music everyday.

    colleen martineau

  7. sallie

    Would love to win Stencil 101. vickie I was lucky and had an 8th grade art teacher ,I mean math teacher that open up my vision of the world and allowed me to feel free to see all things a little differently. Sallie

  8. Sandy

    Sounds awesome! I’m painting now and I’d love to do some stenciling!

    Thank you, Vicki!

    Sandy Lewis

  9. Lisa

    Vickie, it is so awesome of you to host these giveaways! *crosses fingers*
    Lisa Luhr

  10. AnarchyCox

    Wow, what a great prize, we have his first book and just love it to bits, this would be a dream to win.

    amanda cox

  11. Kristi

    What an awesome prize! I collect stationery and would love this. Thanks!

    Kristi Gomez

  12. Nanc

    I love stencils and would so love to have his new book. Wow……..how fun that would be. Thanks for the chance to win this book.