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So very disappointed. Wonder if those who gave 5 stars actually looked at the book !!!!
on 27 March 2016
Very disappointed in this book. Had previously seen a short YouTube video by the author, so had fairly high expectations when I was looking for a book to teach me correct techniques in carving rubber blocks for printing on fabric. For example, information on the good and bad qualities of different brands of carving block, and which carving tools she used and why, and how to achieve different surface textures, etc. I opted for this book because it had so many 5 star reviews, and presumed that the pages unavailable to access in preview held all the detail, but, on opening the book it didn't take me long to wonder how it could possibly have got so many 5 stars !! Yes, the quality of the paper is good, photos are nice, etc, BUT....... There is very little information on carving rubber blocks - 4 pages of basic information on tools and materials and a further 4 pages of very basic information on carving techniques. The rest consists of very basic information which might be useful to a complete crafting beginner wanting to stamp very simple designs on variety of surfaces using any rubber stamps - eg. make your own gift tags; wrapping paper; stationery; coffee pot cover; bird broach; tote; cushion cover; etc.; etc. !!!