Tuesday, July 5, 2011
new books to play with
i am always on the lookout for new and old stitch treasuries and this one fits the bill on both accounts. as it turns out, once it arrived and i began thumbing through it, i began thinking i already had it. low and behold, after a quick dig through my studio library, sure enough, i had the original hardcover edition that came out so many years ago! fortunately, this one is updated and expanded, so there are new treasures to plumb!
along with enthoven's book came this wonderful little gem! i've played with many of the woven stitches in this one before...but this slim volume has lots of fun things to try for those of you who enjoy texture and depth in your embroidery! i can hardly wait to start playing with this one as things begin to slow down this summer!
beyond this, i have done little over the past four days but work and relax (read: doing nothing), though my fingers have been itching to get at those cloths that have been whispering oh so incessantly from the studio...