Reading Lists

Bibliography
What’s on my bookshelf? Here are a few of the titles, in no particular order.

  • New Age Looping by Donna Kallner (yep, that’s a plug for my book, which is for sale on Etsy).
  • Needle Lace: Techniques and Inspirations by Jill Nordfors Clark
  • Eco-Colour by India Flint.
  • Second Skin: Choosing and Caring For Textiles and Clothing by India Flint
  • Craft of the Dyer by Karen Leigh Casselman
  • A Heritage of Colour: Natural Dyes Past And Present by Jenny Dean
  • Wild Color: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes by Jenny Dean
  • A Weaver’s Garden: Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers by Rita Buchanan
  • The Surface Designer’s Handbook: Dyeing, Printing, Painting, and Creating Resists on Fabric by Holly Brackman
  • Complex Cloth by Jane Dunnewold
  • Art Quilt Workbook by Jane Davila and Elin Waterston
  • From Image To Stitch by Maggie Grey 
  • Inspired To Stitch: Creative Experiments In Art Quilt Imagery by Melanie Testa
  • Imagery on Fabric by Jean Ray Laury 
  • The Textile Design Book: Understanding and creating patterns using texture, shape, and color by Karin Jerstorp & Eva Kohlmark 
  • The Quilter’s Book Of Design by Ann Johnston 
  • Celebrate Your Creative Self: more than 25 exercises to unleash the artist within by Mary Todd Beam
  • The Embroiderer’s Workbook; a basic embroidery course, designed to help embroiderers structure their approach to the craft by Jan Messent
  • A Complete Guide to Creative Embroidery: Designs, Textures, Stitches by Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn. Read anything you can get your hands on from this pair.
  • Bead Embroidery: The Complete Guide by Jane Davis 
  • Embeadery by Margaret Ball 
  • Beading on Fabric by Larkin Jean Van Horn 
  • The Beader’s Guide To Color by Margie Deeb 
  • The Folkwear Book of Ethnic Clothing by Mary Parker 
  • Beaded Embellishment: Techniques & Designs for Embroidering on Cloth by Amy C. Clarke & Robin Atkins
  • The Complete Encyclopedia of Needlework by Therese de Dillmont
  • Adventures In Stitches by Mariska Karasz. Thank you, Carlene Fullerton, for sharing this one. 
  • Inspiration for Embroidery by Constance Howard.
  • Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years by Elizabeth Wayland Barber
  • The Mummies of Urumchi by Elizabeth Wayland Barber 
  • Quilts In A Material World by Linda Eaton 
  • Art Quilt Workbook: Exercises & Techniques to Ignite Your Creativity by Jane Davila & Elin Waterston 
  • The Knitting Experience Book 3: Color by Sally Melville 
  • Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmermann 
  • No Idle Hands: A Social History of Knitting In America by Anne Macdonald 
  • Colorworks: the crafter’s guide to color by Deb Menz 
  • Design Language by Tim McCreight