At Mr X Stitch we love to review textile art and embroidery books for you. There are so many great books to discover, packed with needlework inspiration and textile techniques, so we dive into each book to find out what’s good, what’s bad and let you know why you should pick it up.
Published by Search Press
Designated by the publisher as a ‘classic’, with its hardback cover and loose leaf over cover, this book has been built to last. On first glance, its subject matter is obvious – a nature lover who has a talent to share.
What’s inside? Is it an instruction book, or a gallery of works? We will give you a little insight right now…..
Who is it aimed at?
A love on nature is required to fully appreciate this book – the author has put so much love into it – because they obviously hold their subject matter dear – it is close to their heart. Thus its only fair that readers appreciate it for what it is.
Mein brings together Fine Art and Textiles, thus readers who are interested in either or both will find this worth a read.
About the author
Mein lives in Australia, however she was born in Holland. She is known as both a Craftswoman and artist. She has her own part of an art gallery and has become well known in both Fine Art and Textile fields – crossing boundaries.
This volume is not a ‘how to’ or a ‘step-by-step’ manual – it is a display of one woman’s craft – something to aspire to or simply stare at in wonder.
The professional photography highlights the beauty of her work. We like how her pieces flow off the pages, not staying in a box shape – each one different.
What makes this book special?
The love shines through – this wasn’t a book made to earn money; rather it is one which appreciates nature and the world we live in, alongside being a volume of art.
We need to appreciate that this writer has had a lifelong love for her subject matter. This photo is evidence!
What’s wrong with the book?
If you don’t like nature or animal life….then this is wasted on you!