Favourite craft book?
What is your favourite craft book?
I am asking because i have started to collect craft books and want to add to my collection (craft book hoarder for sure!)
My favourite is 'the artful bird' book by glassenberg. Why i love it? Birds birds birds!?!
That's a difficult one.
I think mine is Hoopla by Leanne Prain. After having a look through my books I think the ones that I return to most feature embroidery. Some of my other fav's are Push Stitchery, Indie Craft by Jo Waterhouse and Aimee Ray's Doodle Stitching books.
Not really a craft book, but a great one for anyone doing visual art is Color Theory: An essential guide to color-from basic principles to practical applications. But its not all just boring theory! (granted I like color theory but usually others don't share my enthusiasm) It explains pigments on a timeline, going from earliest to most modern, as well as transperency/opacity, colorfastness, etc. It also has a wonderful section comparing dye and pigment inks, which is something that I've found is really hard to explain plainly (I teach classes)
amazon link :http://www.amazon.com/Color-Theory-color-principles-applications/dp/1600583024
Guerrilla Art Kit is also pretty great, lots of low cost and environmentally friendly ways to make outdoor art. Plus, most of the classic recipes like wheatpaste, envelope mucilage, etc
oh my god, i just want to write about my wonderful library...!!!!
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