14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 18 May 2011
I have a lot of embroidery, textile art and quilting books. I think this is just about the best book I have. It covers a large variety of topics, is easy to understand and the photography is really good. This book has something for everyone interested in any aspect of textile art and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 13 February 2012
If you are unsure which direction you want to follow through the textile art maze, this book can help guide you.
Every discipline from machine embroidery to hot textiles and from felting to dying and layering is covered to give you a short intro to each one.
The photography is great and the ideas are all there for you to follow.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Covering over 40 techniques for textile artists, this is a useful reference. From selecting fabric to embellishing and altering it, this book has some great tips. Perfect for those who love to experiment and which textile artist doesn't? Clear photos and instructions. This review first appeared on Karen Platt's book review website.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 29 January 2013
I think this is probably the best altered textile book I have come across. I could not put it down when it arrived and had to go back and organise my ideas and make a shopping list.
It covers dozens of ideas using fusilbles, fabrics, dyes, sewing and paints etc. The techniques are covered step by step with a 'shopping' list at the start. It also offers ways to take the techniques further.
It is not a book full of projects, but techniques, so if you just want to try something new or reinvigorate your textile art this this is for you.
A book to keep and refer back to time and time again.