Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wishing You Joy!

'Winter Willow' by MZ Johansen 2011

I would like to thank you all for stopping by my book blog. I admit that I have not been as diligent as I would like to be with my reviews recently.That being said, one of my New Year's plans is to post reviews more regularly. I have a large list of 'already read' books to share!

I wish you all the love,laughter and magic of the season and wishes for joy and prosperity to come in the New Year!

"..Clouds appear and bring to men 
a chance to rest 
from looking at the moon.."

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Machine Embroidered Flowers, Woodlands & Landscapes: The Art Of Alison Holt

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Search Press (October 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844483457
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches

For anyone who loves the work of Annamieke Mein or Jane Hall you're in for a treat with this latest book from Alison Holt.  Lush and beautiful are words that just don't quite describe this book that is part eye-candy and part super well done instruction.
This is a book that is really about the art of 'seeing' and translating what you see into poetry made with thread. The instructional part of the book is very well written, with excellent photographs that illustrate the process very well. Search Press has always, in my opinion, spotted good books and publishes them to their full, beautiful, potential
I am, indeed, quite excited about this book and I know that it will be a "keeper" for. me. I think that it will have wide appeal since many of the techniques can be translated into hand embroidery if desired. Artists, quilters, embroiderers, textile and fiber artists alike will find something to tickle their imagination in the pages of this beautiful book. I can do nothing but highly recommend this gorgeous publication!

 I could go on describing this book - but I do believe that a picture is worth a thousand words and, hopefully, these photos, will tempt you to add this to your own 'keeper" library!