I’ve been reading

I’m still dyeing and sewing, but first I’d like to share what I’ve been reading. Belonging to a book study has really encouraged me to read some books I wouldn’t normally read. Also, a couple blogs I follow do this from time to time, and I really have enjoyed seeing what others are reading. Visions,…

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Fabric Printing At Home Blog Hop

Congratulations to Dawn Jones and Carole Gold! Today is my day for the blog hop for this fun fabric surface design book. We’ll be giving two copies of this book – one from me and one from the publisher. See information below. I reviewed this book a couple months ago on this post. Today I’ll…

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Review: Fabric Printing at Home

Today I have the pleasure of reviewing a new book, Fabric Printing at Home: Quick and Easy Fabric Design Using Fresh Produce and Found Objects by Julie B. Booth.   Here is the description from the Quarry Books, the publisher: You don’t have to be a fashion designer to create your own amazing fabrics! Fabric…

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Review: Cut-Up Couture

I was so excited to review this new Interweave publication. According to Interweave, Cut-up Couture: Edgy Upcycled Garments to Sew by Koko Yamase is “a cutting-edge design book that teaches how to use the copious fabric in men’s clothing to make 34 innovative garments and accessories. The simple sewing techniques showcase how to turn men’s…

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Book Review – Sew Wild

When I first saw this book in publicity sent out by Interweave, I immediately loved the book’s cover image! When I received the book the other day to review, I could not put it down. Sew Wild – Creating Stitch and Mixed Media is written by Alisa Burke, a painter and mixed-media artist who returned…

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Book Review: The Luxury of Daydreams

Recently, Amy Abbott, one of my friends, gave me this autographed copy of her first book, “The Luxury of Daydreams.” It’s kind of a sticky situation when you receive a book from a friend. What if I don’t like it? What do I tell her? Well, there was no problem with that. I absolutely LOVE,…

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