The first book is a ´all-in-one´ masterclass for creating textile art with your own signature:
Textile Adventures of Mirjam Pet-Jacobs(english, german and french in one copy!)
This book starts with some information on general basic art theory followed by means to work with personal themes. The practical side consists of many assignments and workshops that you can do by yourself (or with friends ;-).
To clarify the process of making a piece of art, several of Mirjam´s pieces-in-process are discussed. And finally, there is attention paid to the finishing touch of a piece of art, like photographing and writing artist statements.
This book really covers it all, from starting a design to entering it professionally in a show.
Mirjam about her book: ´With this book you can start your individual quest and make your personal art. All you need is curiosity, an open mind and some courage to step through the door into an unknown world and follow an unknown path: your own path. Wishing you an interesting journey!´
Click here to see two previewpages of the book
The second book is brandnew as it was just available from the 15th of November.
Textile is alive! - Ellen Bakker
Textile is alive! is a large, colorful book full of inspiring textile art and remarkable handiwork from the Netherlands and Belgium. Over 250 artists, designers and handiwork specialists with a passion for textile present their pieces of art, jewels, interior design objects, clothing (accessories), experiments and other textile expressions and give a short outline about themselves and their work.
An inspiring book where all sorts of techniques are addressed, including embroidering, knitting, crocheting, painting/printing, felting, knotting, sewing, punching, weaving, (art)quilting, mixed media and other (new) techniques.
Two pieces of my snowdyed fabric were also featured in this book!
Click here to see sample pages of the book
PS. If you like handfelting, Felting for me is ... is the first book of Ellen Bakker, featuring 93 felt makers from the Netherlands. Very colourful and inspiring and one of my favourite books for 2011.
So now it´s your turn. Tell us which book inspired you last year. Or just tell me which book you prefer to win. Each reaction will be included in a lottery on Dec 8. Don´t forget to leave your emailadress if your profile is anonymous. We look forward to hear from you!
Tomorrow it´s Karens turn, and she will also review a book and give away something precious! So don´t forget to return tomorrow, and the days after, until Dec. 8!