Books--Recommended Reading


Digital Art Studio: Techniques for Combining Inkjet Printing with Traditional Art Materials
- Karin Schminke, Dorothy Simpson Krause, Bonny Pierce Lhotka

They work in a university and have access to big ass printers and can do fabulous work with the photos they take of their own art.  
Book + Art: Handcrafting Artists' Books
- Dorothy Simpson Crause



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Allen, Jeanne, and Ikuyoshi Shibukawa. Designer's Guide to Color 3. San Francisco: Chronicle, 1986. Fresh ideas of colour combinations.


Cardon, Dominique. Natural Dyes: Sources, Tradition, Technology and Science. London: Archetype, 2007.

Festival of Quilts, Birmingham. August 2014. European Art Quilt Foundation. Catalogue VIII and accompanying DVD.

Grey, Maggie, and Valerie Campbell-Harding. Stitch, Dissolve, Distort with Machine Embroidery. London: Batsford, 2006.

Hall, Isobel. Bags with Paper and Stitch. Loveland, CO: Interweave, 2007.

Holmes, Cas. The Found Object in Textile Art. Loveland, CO: Interweave, 2010. Everyone collects and saves. A wonderful book of a myriad of ideas. Of note is her use of papers in work.

Holmes, Val. Creative Recycling in Embroidery: Add Texture, Meaning and Individuality to Your Work. London: Batsford, 2006.

Impey, Sara. Text in Textile Art, London: Batsford, 2014


James, Rosie. Stitch Draw. London: Batsford, 2014.


Kemshall, Linda, and Laura Kemshall. The Painted Quilt. Cincinnati, OH: David & Charles, 2007.  Inspiration and where to go with it!

Lawrence, Sarah. Stitch, Cloth, Shimmer & Shine. Tunbridge Wells, Kent: Search, 2012.  Mixed media to the max!! Lots of metal work.

Meech, Sandra. Connecting Design to Stitch. Lafayette, CA: C & T, 2012.


Nicholls, Catherine, Laura Kebshall, and Linda Kemshall. Thr3Fold: The Journal of Creative Vision  v. 1-5 (2007-2010). These inspiration packed journals feature the work and creativity of these 3 talented artists. DVD included with each. Sadly, the last issue was no. 5.

Richards, Lynne, and Ronald Tyrl J. Dyes from American Native Plants: A Practical Guide. Portland, OR: Timber, 2005. For those that love the science behind the colour!

Skinner, Quentin D. A Field Guide to Wyoming Grasses. Cumming, GA: Education Resources, 2010.

Smith, Sheila. Felt Fabric Designs: A Sourcebook for Feltmakers. Anova, 2013.

Springall, Diana. Inspired to Stitch: 21 Textile Artists. London: A. & C. Black, 2005.

Stoddard, Alexandra. Alexandra Stoddard's Book of Color. New York: Doubleday, 1989.

Testa, Melanie. Inspired to Quilt: Creative Experiments in Art Quilt Imagery. Loveland, CO: Interweave, 2009.


Von Hagen, Dr. Gunther. Body Worlds: The Original Exhibition of Real Human Bodies (Catalog). Arts and Sciences, 2005. This title has application to all aspects of art.

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