Wednesday, 29 May 2013


what fun: on the right here we see a Dutch girl embroidering, although if I'm honest I have never seen such a scene in my life, the image is rather dated

 in a very short period of time I've gone from owning hardly any books on textiles to buying three brand new ones online!

those in pics above and below are from Thames&Hudson, in my opinion always good value for money; both books are chock-a-block with scrumptious full colour photographs, offering visual inspiration as well as solid back ground information. I know I can find it all on the web, but I also like to have the actual books within arm's length and be able to go back and forth and keep on reading etc.

Karen Nicol is an artist I happened to discover somehow, somewhere online, I can't remember where; her work is amazing, versatile, meaningful and cheerful at once, there is so much to enjoy and be inspired by and to aim for oneself.

 I especially love her monkeys; I apologize for the poor quality of the photographs but the light is very dull this evening.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ooh, thank you for sharing... I've had that Gillows book out of the library, so I know first hand how gorgeous and informative it is... love the looks of the third artist, too...
(sorry my last comment went up twice!)