More pictures from a book on top of my wish list: Broderies.
Some pictures from one of the most inspirational book I've seen lately, Broderies.
While going through my little craft library I found a magazine I had 'borrowed' from my mother some time ago. It's a collection of Yugoslavian embroidery patterns published in 1978 by the Spanish publisher Realce that specializes in needlecraft pattern books. Their magazines used to be the most popular source of motifs for home linen embroidery (tablecloths, bedlinen, towels)... in the 60s and 70s, and my mother, being a professional embroiderer, had quite a lot of them. I have checked their website now and not only... [Lire la suite]
I love Eastern European music, so I was extremely happy when our friends from Antikvariat Mingus in Prague gave me this book. It's an old Czech book about Romanian folk songs, showing a selection of folk music scores with lyrics both in Czech and Romanian and illustrated with pictures of musicians and motifs from traditional embroidery. There are a few chapters describing the different music styles and typical instruments. For who doesn't know I graduated in History of Music years ago and at that time Ethnomusicology was my... [Lire la suite]
Two new acquisitions for the craft manuals section of my library: Fabric Jewellery by Teresa Searle and Sew What! Skirts by Francesca DenHartog and Carol Ann Camp. I know I should keep my library as reduced as possible, considering that I'm probably moving soon (and internationally) but I love useful, pretty books I can refer to many times, and I think these two are definitely of that kind. A peek into Sew What! Skirts: And into Fabric Jewellery: