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Episode 2: Our Favourite Textile Books

In this episode we talk about some of our favourite textile related books; those we find useful, interesting and inspiring as well as those we might like to own.

Episode 2: Our Favourite Textile Books

Gina's Choices:

Interesting: Inspired to Stitch 21 Textile Artists, Diana Springall, (A & C Black)
Useful: From Art to Stitch, Janet Edmonds, (Search Press)
Inspiring: Alexander McQueen, Savage Beauty, Metropolitan Museum of Art, (Yale University Press)

Izzy's Choices:
Inspirational: Mixed Media Inspirations by Beryl Taylor (Interweave)
Useful: Machine Embroidery: Stitch Techniques by Val Campbell Harding & Pam Watts (Batsford)
Interesting: Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction by George Bain (Constable)

Other books that almost made the list:

Mark Making in Textile Art, Helen Parrot, (Batsford)
The Art of Embroidery, inspirational stitches, textures and surfaces, Francoise Tellier-Loumagne, (Thames & Hudson)
Sketchbook Explorations for Mixed Media and Textile Artists
Shelley Rhodes, (Batsford)

The Found Object in Textile Art by Cas Holmes (Batsford)
Encyclopedia of Machine Embroidery by Val Holmes (Batsford)
World Textiles: A sourcebook (British Museum Press)

Other books etc mentioned in this episode:

Traditional Dress: Knowledge and Methods of Old Time Clothings by Adolf Hungry Wolf (Good Medicine Books)
Papiers a la Mode, Isabelle de Borchgrave & Rita Brown (Bellear Publishing London)
WOW Book 6 - edited by Lynda Monk (d4daisy Books Ltd)
Patch Work - A life among clothes, Claire Wilcox, (V & A publishing)
The Christmas Chronicles, Nigel Slater, (4th Estate)
Kitchen Diaries III, Nigel Slater (4th Estate)
Raw Drawing, Alessandro Bonaccorsi (Batsford)
Spoon-Fed: Why almost everything we’ve been told about food is wrong, Tim Spector (Jonathan Cape)

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