Textiles and Design
All About Silk by Julie Parker

All About Silk by Julie Parker

All About Silk is the first volume of a series of 3 fantastic fabric reference books by Julie Parker. A brief introduction covers the history of silk, the main sources of silk and the silk textile industry, followed by descriptions and samples of 32 silk fabrics. The book is packed with information about the different weaves, yarns and finishes used to make silk fabrics.

Masters: Art Quilts by Martha Sielman

Masters: Art Quilts by Martha Sielman

These art quilts showcase such versatility, innovation, and beauty that readers can’t help but be truly inspired. The gifted artists come from across the globe—including Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America—and their work displays their varying sensibilities, backgrounds, and talents.

The Art of Manipulating Fabric by Colette Wolff

The Art of Manipulating Fabric by Colette Wolff

Presenting an encyclopedia of techniques to resurface, reshape, restructure, and reconstruct fabric. More than 350 diagrams show how to begin with the simplest flat piece of cloth and progress to a beautiful finished tapestry.

Domino: The Book of Decorating by Deborah Needleman

Domino: The Book of Decorating by Deborah Needleman

Domino: The Book of Decorating cracks the code to creating a beautiful home, bringing together inspiring rooms, how-to advice and insiders' secrets from today's premier tastemakers in an indispensable style manual. The editors take readers room by room, tapping the best ideas from domino magazine and culling insights from their own experiences. With an eye to making design accessible and exciting, this book demystifies the decorating process and provides the tools for making spaces that are personal, functional and fabulous.

Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life by Karen Rauch Carter

Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life by Karen Rauch Carter

Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life is funky, fun, and filled with practical information to create harmony and balance in life.

The Handweaver's Pattern Directory by Anne Dixon

The Handweaver's Pattern Directory by Anne Dixon

A comprehensive introduction to the tools, equipment, fibers, and yarns used with four-shaft looms, this reference features patterns for 600 different weaves, including twill, zigzag, diamond, herringbone, and block. Color photographs and large-scale drawings allow weavers to closely examine the details, and the compact size and lay-flat binding is convenient for keeping near the loom

Seams to Me by Anna Maria Horner

Seams to Me by Anna Maria Horner

Anna Maria Horner's signature style combines the techniques of a seasoned sewer with the vision of an artist. In Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing, she walks you through the fundamentals, offering practical advice on everything from fabric selection to color choices to choosing and buying a sewing machine. Simple step-by-step instructions show you how to turn her designs into fanciful creations.

The Color Scheme Bible by Anna Starmer

The Color Scheme Bible by Anna Starmer

What a cool idea for the color challenged among us. Design expert Starmer claims to have sifted through 16 million color possibilities to produce 200 combinations. The up-front introductions simply wet the appetite, from an abbreviated discourse on the color wheel to two all-too-short ideas on gathering inspiration by creating scrapbooks or a mood board.

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Textiles by Sara J. Kadolph

Textiles by Sara J. Kadolph

This popular book, now in its 10th edition, considers textiles as the materials used to create apparel, furnishings, and industrial products. It approaches textiles from a product analysis approach, using professional terminology, and provides examples to illustrate key concepts.

The Not So Big House by Sarah Susanka

The Not So Big House by Sarah Susanka

Architect Susanka shows how homes can be designed to feature "adaptable spaces open to one another, designed for everyday use." She describes how to examine occupants' lifestyles, how to incorporate the kitchen as the focal point of the home, how to give the illusion of space, and how, with storage, lighting, and furniture arrangement, a smaller home can be comfortably livable.

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