Book Reviews Index (85)

I have a huge stash of vintage and contemporary needlecraft books, so I will stop by here to add reviews when I get the time.  A lot of the older books are out of print, but persistent scouring of eBay & the Amazon marketplace usually yields results.

This page is your main index of all titles reviewed, A-Z by author.  Click on the title, and  you will be taken to the relevant page (themed by specific areas of interest, such as Bargello, Blackwork, Crochet, Knitting, Weaving etc).  The numbers at the side of category headings refer to the number of reviews per page, making it easier for you to see at a glance if your favourite category has been updated.

Please feel free to add comments to review pages – especially if you disagree with me!

At the foot of each page, I will also add links to some more titles related to the subject category.  This is really just to say there are more books on every subject than the ones I own!  It’s nice to be able to make personal recommendations, but it’s good to know what else is available, too.  However, I will only review books that I have actually read, and I will only list the personally reviewed titles in this main index.

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TEXTILE ART: A Practical and Inspirational Guide to Manipulating, Colouring and Embellishing Fabric by APPLE PRESS

THE CUTE BOOK by ARANZI ARONZO

FUN DOLLS by ARANZI ARONZO

CREATIVE EMBROIDERY TECHNIQUES USING COLOUR THROUGH GOLD by DAPHNE J. ASHBY & JACKIE WOOLSEY

SPELLBINDING BEAD JEWELLERY by JULIE & CHRISTINE ASHFORD

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BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO DRAWN THREAD EMBROIDERY by PATRICIA BAGE

TEXTILE: The Journal of Cloth and Culture – String edition by PENNINA BARNETT (ed.)

THE ART OF EMBROIDERED FLOWERS by GILDA BARON

BEAD CROCHET by BETHANY BARRY

THE NAVAJO WEAVING WAY: The Path from Fleece to Rug by NOEL BENNETT

CREATING ARTISTS’ BOOKS by SARAH BODMAN

ALTERED BOOKS WORKSHOP: 18 Creative Techniques for Self-Expression by BEV BRAZELTON

BLACKWORK by KAREN R. BUELL

WEAVING WITHOUT A LOOM by VERONICA BURNINGHAM

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LINEN EMBROIDERY by ETTA CAMPBELL

NEW CANVASWORK by JILL CARTER

FINGERPRINT: The Art of Using Handmade Elements in Graphic Design by CHEN DESIGN ASSOCIATES

THE NEEDLEPOINT BOOK by JO IPPOLITO CHRISTENSEN

MAKING A LIVING IN CRAFTS by DONALD A. CLARK

THE LIBERATED CANVAS by PENNY CORNELL

PRINTING BY HAND: A Modern Guide to Printing with Handmade Stamps, Stencils and Silk Screens by LENA CORWIN

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BARGELLO: A FRESH APPROACH TO FLORENTINE EMBROIDERY by BRENDA DAY

THE BEADER’S COLOR PALETTE by MARGIE DEEB

HANDMADE PRINTS: An Introduction to Creative Printmaking without a Press by ANNE DESMET & JIM ANDERSON

CREATING CONTEMPORARY BARGELLO: A DESIGNER’S GUIDE by IONA DETTELBACH

THE BOOKBINDING HANDBOOK by SUE DOGGETT

FREEFORM KNITTING & CROCHET by JENNY DOWDE

FREEFORMATIONS: DESIGN AND PROJECTS IN KNITTING AND CROCHET by JENNY DOWDE

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EMBROIDERY SKILLS: CANVAS EMBROIDERY by PEGGY FIELD & JUNE LINSLEY

BARGELLO MAGIC: HOW TO DESIGN YOUR OWN by PAULINE FISCHER & ANNABEL LASKER

JOAN FISHER’S GUIDE TO EMBROIDERY

LIVING THE CREATIVE LIFE: Ideas and Inspirations from Working Artists by RICE FREEMAN-ZACHARY

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TAPESTRY WEAVING by KIRSTEN GLASBROOK

THE CHRISTMAS BOOK by SHEHERAZADE GOLDSMITH

CREATING SKETCHBOOKS FOR EMBROIDERERS AND TEXTILE ARTISTS: Exploring the Embroiderer’s Sketchbook by KAY GREENLEES

201 CROCHET MOTIFS, BLOCKS, PATTERNS & IDEAS by MELODY GRIFFITHS

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MAKING STUFF: AN ALTERNATIVE CRAFT BOOK by ZIGGY HANAOR

FABULOUS WOVEN JEWELRY: Plaiting, Coiling, Knotting, Looping, and Twining with Fiber and Metal by MARY HETTMANSPERGER

QUICK CROCHET HUGE HOOKS by SALLY HARDING

CROCHET WITH BEADS by RUTH HERRING

PAPERMAKING WITH GARDEN PLANTS AND COMMON WEEDS: An Eco-Friendly Approach byHELEN HIEBERT

STITCH, CLOTH, PAPER & PAINT by ANGIE HUGHES

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BOOKS UNBOUND: 20 Innovative Bookmaking Projects b MICHAEL JACOBS

LOTTA PRINTS: How to Print with Anything, from Potatoes to Linoleum by LOTTA JANSDOTTER

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BARGELLO ANTICS by DOROTHY KAESTNER

FOUR-WAY BARGELLO by DOROTHY KAESTNER

FREEFORM CROCHET AND BEYOND by RENATE KIRKPATRICK

THE DYER’S COMPANION by DAGMAR KLOS

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THE PENLAND BOOK OF HANDMADE BOOKS: Masterclasses in Bookmaking Techniques by JANE LAFERLA

EMBROIDERY IDEAS FROM BLACKWORK by PAT LANGFORD

EMBROIDERY TECHNIQUES USING SPACE-DYED THREADS by VIA LAURIE

COLORSENSE by SUSAN LEVIN

MIXED-MEDIA NATURE JOURNALS by L.K. LUDWIG

D.I.Y. KIDS by ELLEN LUPTON

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THE SAVVY CRAFTER’S GUIDE TO SUCCESS by SANDRA McCALL

BOOKBINDING: The Art of Making and Decorating Books, with 25 Step-by-Step Projects by MARY MAGUIRE

SMALL LOOM AND FREEFORM WEAVING: Five Ways to Weave by BARBARA MATTHIESSEN

HAVE YOU ANY WOOL? by JAN MESSENT

WOOL’N MAGIC by JAN MESSENT

CURVE STITCHING by JON MILLINGTON

YOU CAN WEAVE! by KATHLEEN MONAGHAN

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DRAWING FROM LIFE: The Journal as Art by JENNIFER NEW

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AMIGURUMI by ANNIE OBAACHAN

EXPLORING CROSS STITCH: A NOTEBOOK by AUDREY ORMROD

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NEEDLEPOINT DECOR BAGS by DIANA PARKES

BLACKWORK EMBROIDERY: Design and Technique by MARGARET PASCOE

KNITTY GRITTY by ANEETA PATEL

TIME TO WEAVE by JANE PATRICK

ALPHABETICA: An A-Z Technique Guide for Collage and Book Artists by LYNNE PERELLA

BEAUTIFUL BARGELLO by JOYCE PETSCHEK

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READER’S DIGEST NEEDLECRAFT GUIDE: EMBROIDERY

READER’S DIGEST NEEDLECRAFT GUIDE: CANVAS WORK

HANDMADE BOOKBINDING TECHNIQUES by JOSEPH CAMBRAS RIU

CREATING A SUCCESSFUL CRAFT BUSINESS by ROGENE A. ROBBINS

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CRAFTING CREATIVITY by COLIN SALTER

THE BARGELLO BOOK by FRANCES SALTER

THE NEW CREWEL by KATHERINE SHAUGHNESSY

KALEIDOSCOPE by SUZANNE SIMANAITIS

LATCH-HOOKING RUGS by LYNDA SPIRO

FREE-FORM BARGELLO by GIGS STEVENS

KIDS WEAVING by SARAH SWETT

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THE ARTFUL STORYBOOK by TERRY TAYLOR

GOLDEN HANDS BARGELLO: A PATTERN BOOK by MARTYN THOMAS

THE CRAFTER’S COMPANION by ANNA TORBORG

THREE-DIMENSIONAL EMBROIDERY STITCHES by PAT TROTT

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