As my studio bookshelves have filled up I’ve turned more and more to ebooks on my iPad. One huge advantage to those is that I can read them late into the night without keeping Mr. Almost Perfect awake with the light on or the sound of turning pages. Not that those things keep him awake – he’s one of the lucky “zonk the minute the head hits the pillow” people of whom I am greatly jealous. But I digress.
Lisa Walton is a friend of mine. An artist and teacher from Australia (one of my favorite accents to listen to!) We roomed together at the International Quilt Festival last year and she had just finished writing a book. We talked a lot about self publishing and guess what!?! She DID IT! I am so proud of her and hope, at some point, to follow in her footsteps. (Anyone got a cloning device for me so I could find the time to write another book?)
Table of Contents:
- Fabric Painting
- Decorative Rubbings
- Metallic Foils
- Simple Screen Printing
- Combining Different Fabric Types
- Creative Stitchwork
- Textural Quilting
- Resources (including hotlinks)
- About the Author
Lucky me – I got a review copy and the opportunity to tell you all about it! It is a surface design tome with a wide ranging variety of techniques – no projects. I like that about it. I’m not exactly a project girl. I’m happier with getting tools to use in my own work than following a pattern. That speaks more to my inability to follow directions than to whether it’s good to follow a pattern or not. I think there are plenty of people in the world who can be totally happy following patterns.
Now – if you are really into how beautiful a book looks (all the fancy boxes and colors and graphics on every page) then this might not be the book for you. It is simple, easy to read, just the facts Ma’am. Pages aren’t full of extraneous stuff – just clear instructions and pictures that I can double tap to enlarge. I LOVE that part. I also love that at $8.95 it’s an incredibly reasonable price.
Put it on your wish list – or just go ahead and buy it now
If you need a little more convincing – the following artists will be reviewing the book on these dates.