book reviews

Emma Congdon - Cross Stitch with Cattitude

14 Must-Have Cross Stitch Books for a Crafty Christmas 2023

Discover our curated selection of the 14 best cross stitch books for 2023, perfect for gifting or indulging in your passion for needlework this Christmas. From modern classics to subversive samplers, these must-have cross stitch guides offer inspiration and detailed instructions for crafters at every level.

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portable matchbook book front cover

Portable Patchwork | Art Quilts

Portable Patchwork: The Women Pioneers of the Original Quick & Easy Quilting Method by Pamela Weeks is a book that explores the history of “quilting as you go” techniques and provides the reader with a modern connection to this perennially popular pastime.

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Fiber Art Today Carol K Russell - cover image

Fiber Art Today

Fiber Art Today edited by Carol K.Russell is a substantial collection of contemporary textile and fiber art. With over 300 pictures and detailed descriptions of the work, it’s both a beautiful gallery book and a valuable resource for art practitioners.

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Book Review - The Textile Artist: Expressive Stitches

The Textile Artist: Expressive Stitches | Textile Art Book Review

The Textile Artist: Expressive Stitches delves into the creative process of collecting and storing natural items, exploring pattern, texture, media and markings to cultivate the final design. Dyeing, embellishing and stamping transform fabrics into vibrant, textured artworks using a combination of traditional hand stitching, machine stitching, and other media. A step-by step guide of techniques explores Jan’s stitched landscape, memory cloths and bird sculptures. Each project includes a break down of materials, tools and techniques used providing inspiration for your own textile artwork.

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Textiles of India cover

Textiles Of India

A hardcover bible, dressed as linen with its own jacket. It is filled full of colour illustrations, both full view and close up in style. In size, it is a giant, at 34cm x 25.5cm. Textiles of India will soon become your when-cannot-travel companion, a publication to get lost in and discover a wealth of culture and history. From silks, embroideries to exciting finds in temples.

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