What have I been up to lately? I’ve been reviewing books, like a crazy person! Some will be utilised in the newsletter I’ve mentioned previously, but mostly, I’m adding them here as a resource for other stitchers. They are, of course, just my opinions, not a definitive guide! But craft books, although amazing resources, are a huge expense, and I’d like to think that my humble opinions might help someone make a decision on what to invest their hard-earned cash in. It can be difficult to find pre-purchase information, especially for older books that are now out of print. I have to confess that in the past I have taken a lot of chances, based on a cover illustration or even just a title. Occasionally, I have been disappointed, but I’ve also made some amazing discoveries this way. Of course, we are all looking for different things, so I have tried to pinpoint what it is I specifically appreciate about the different books, and what I felt disappointed by – because the exact same things may elicit the opposite response from you. Please feel free to add comments if you agree or disagree with any of my reviews.
If nothing else, it has been a very pleasant stroll across my bookshelves (by no means anywhere near complete as yet, and, of course, ever-expanding!) . I have discovered entire books I had forgotten about, not to mention sectons of books I had skimmed over in the past but have discovered anew, as my interests have developed over the years.
The ‘book review index’ link to the right will give you an A-Z list of all the different reviews, and link you to the page where you will find that review. You will see the reviews are also listed by category/technique. If a book could be filed under several categories, I have chosen a main ‘home’ for it, but also included links under other relevant categories. The number at the side of the category link refers to the number of books currently reviewed (or linked) within it – this way you can see when a new book has been added in your favourite category.
Anything else I should include? Let me know! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy browsing my bookcase!