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.


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!)



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