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Never having heard of ATCs before, I borrowed this book from the library first, before ordering it through Amazon, just to find out what all the fuss was about. Being a textile artist in the making, but never quite getting round to quitting my boring day job and immersing myself in a more creative role, I found this book to be pure inspiration.
It is true that there is very little text, there are no instructions on how to create these little gems, but that to me is part of the book's appeal. It simply provides the inspiration, shows you what can be done and lets the artist's imagination and expertise create the work of art.
It surprised me that there is so much in this book to interest textile artists. Although in the book much of the work on the ATCs involve the use of collage and, basically, scrapbooking techniques, there are no tedious "how to" instructions given and so the designs can be adapted or used simply for inspiration.
It is obviously a book which inspires more than it informs, but perhaps at the end of the day this book does both of those things.