Does anybody know a good textile book, one with nice pretty and mad things and info on different techniques, I'd like a bit of inspiration and what I've seen on amazon has work in it that looks like the sheep threw up on itself before it's wool got spun...help! Art with a secret pretencious art person message in it, it's all about the technique and the making rather then the outcome, which I get, you have to experiment and try new things and learn from mistakes but honestly some of it was just blah and needs some sort of time machine! /rant...
ooh I saw one in a book store, I need to find that title
I have a whole lot, but they are all "the complete needle workers guide" "The Southern Living guide to textiles..." "The Needleworker's Constant Companion" and just big books I've gotten at book fairs. A whole ton of quilt books too. "Great American Quilt Masterpieces," "The Quilt that walked to Golden," "Heirloom Quilts," "Quilts of the Mormon Migration," and lots, lots more.
My favorite book is "Charmed Knits" but that's all knitting and one book I really want is Barbra Brackman's though that's out of print. And very academic. Elegant Stitches is all about pretty things and technique and crafts. Very inspirational. Anatomy of Costume didn't have what I wanted, but it was cheap at the book fair and I got it anyway.
If you can, go to a book fair, any sort of textile or art book is much cheaper there, though usually more expensive than the other books. But hey, four dollars for a book that's normally worth twenty five? I'm all over that!
I think the best thing for me to do is to go to a book shop and actually look at them first, decide and get them cheaper on the internet lol I'll look up the ones you suggested thanks
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