a library visit
Thanks to WiRE member : Helen Jagger
I was going to write next about using a misprinted length of fabric but that will have to wait! I got a really interesting book out of the library. It’s called Signature Styles and looks at 20 people who enjoy crafts and create an individual look through their activities. As each artist has a website and maybe a blog, I’m going to really enjoy looking at these. They seem to be mainly in the US but maybe they are just a bit ahead of us. It will be good to see how they have arrived at what they are doing today and manage to make it work. There does seem to be a lot more activity in the States but this can help us get busy here!
That library visit was profitable as I also picked up a book by Beth Baumgartel on sewing techniques. I looked up and learnt that she is the Editor of Threads, which is a sewing magazine for quite experienced stitchers, and she is very knowledgeable. The new technique books are interesting for me to see how things are being presented and also to learn a bit more. It’s reminded me of a few things and I can think of different ways of doing a technique and put into practice. There is also an excellent section on mending and repairing, adjusting and altering clothes which I am going to study and investigate. It will be very useful for my work on darning which is the stitch I chose for my Mainly Stitch project this year. We’ve just heard that we might have an opportunity to exhibit later this year.
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