Art Books!

On Friday, the two art books I ordered from Indigo arrived in the mail (really fast!). They both look great.

Book number one is called Fabric Art Workshop, by Susan Stein. It features chapters on many different fabric art techniques, including Paintstiks, foiling, Angelina fibre, rust dyeing, marbling, and many others. In fact, there are 27 sections, each covering a different technique. And the final section is a photo gallery of inspiring art.

Book number two is one I’ve been waiting for since going to the International Quilt Festival in Houston last year. It is Modern Mark Making, by Lisa Engelbrecht. I took a class with her on Lettering on Fabric. Her book expands on what I learned in that class. It covers all kinds of lettering, from classic calligraphy to funky graffiti lettering. She discusses different tools and materials. And there is a whole section on lettering on fabric, too. I also love that it’s a spiral-bound book wrapped in a hard cover, so it lies flat on the table when open. This makes it far easier to use.

I am looking forward to experimenting with these new reference books at my side.

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