I’m back on the library bandwagon- borrowing craft books left and right. I wanted to share my take on my recent check outs. Some were returned really quickly. Others I had to be forced to part with.
I think with craft books my first criteria is whether or not it has new ideas and makes me want to get crafting.
First the bad news:
Hip Handbags by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader
I just thought this one seemed a bit out of date. It’s not old but I didn’t get much inspiration from this book. I flipped through it quickly and decided that it wasn’t a keeper.
And then the good news:
A Rainbow of Stitches by Agnes Delage-Calvet, Anne Sohier-Fournel, Muriel Brunet, and Francoise Ritz
Recently checked out- cute and full of ideas. The title says there are more than 1,000 motifs and 80 projects. Divided by color and up to date patterns.
This one I was lucky enough to get for a Christmas present with a yard of fun fabric. One of my favorite books to date. The projects are adorable and for the most part simple. LOVE this one.
Here are a few that I’m looking forward to:
Embroidery Companion: Classic Designs for Modern Living
by Alicia Paulson
Carry Me: 20 Boutique Bags to Sew by Yuka Koshizen
What do ya think?
Do you have any other recommendations?
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