Rain Blanken

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The Complete Guide to Customizing Your Clothes. Running Press

Rain Blanken fuses fashion and invention with her innovative designs. Rain is the author of 'The Complete Guide to Customizing Your Clothes,' a DIY tome that tackles a wide variety of clothing customizations and alterations. She also contributed to State of Craft with instructions on melting plastic bags into functional fashion.

Experience

Rain Blanken doesn't just write about DIY fashion, she lives it! She began helping with the family screen printing business while still in grade school.

Today, as a seasoned seamstress, she has been making, wearing, and selling her own handmade clothing for years. Rain's clothing, accessory, and jewelry designs have been featured in shops and galleries. Rain has created everything from wedding dresses to children's accessories in her career.

Rain has built a reputation of sharing her do-it-yourself knowledge with others. In 2003, she founded Kidz Jam, a non-profit organization that works to teach children about recycling crafts and the importance of art in our lives.

Education

Rain holds a degree in Fine Art, having worked her way through college as a preschool teacher and professional seamstress. She learns something new about creativity every day, as style and method evolve over the years.

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