new books

I bought the following with a recent birthday gift voucher and I think one will form the basis of my next project although I’m not sure which one. Any suggestions?

I haven’t been able to find the post/article where I saw this book mentioned recently but I was intrigued enough to buy a copy. It’s a 1985 edition, mainly printed in black and white but the diagrams and photographs are very clear and seem easy to follow.


A idea for a modern style of raised embroidery on a casket/box has been brewing in my mind for a while and the following two books might help me formulate a proper plan.


The last item is a gel printing plate. I’ve got lots of acrylic paint and medium to turn it into fabric paint, and I’ve begun collecting things with textured surfaces to use as stencils and mark makers. Any successful printed fabric will be used for future textile projects – perhaps even for the covering of a box or a bag! My brayer will be wiped of paint onto my sketchbook pages to help avoid the dreaded blank page syndrome.

4 Responses to “new books”

  1. littlefelthouses Says:

    I have the first book in my library too. Looking forward to your next make.

    • Mrs G Says:

      I tried out some of the stitches in the book but really shouldn’t have attempted to watch TV at the same time. After ripping out my pathetic attempts for a third time, I gave up on it – but only temporarily!

  2. e1aine Says:

    The embroidered bags look gorgeous – that gets my vote! X

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