Hardly used: These textile art books have been lightly used by me from new and are offered here for sale. My interests have graduated over time. I started with dressmaking and machine embroidery, then patchwork and quilting and hand embroidery. After completing qualifications in these subjects I moved onto textile art which is now my main interest. So my library collection has grown and I’m getting short of shelf space. Some of my own learning has been from artists featured on internet sites, such as http://www.textileartist.org. Also through teaching sites like http://www.sofst.org. But also I’ve gained so much from textile art books. After the excitement of buying them new, I learned from them, was inspired and used them to teach others. Now I would like to think that people whose interests are similar to mine can have the benefit as I offer them here. I would like to think that the result could be some beautiful new creations.

Defining Textile Art: this is not easy because each creation is unique and individual to the artist. Textile Art books used in its creation fall under many headings. Think of design, pattern making, stitching, embellishment, colouring and mark-making. Also beading, patchwork and embroidery. And of course the help we all get from sewing machines and computers can’t be overlooked.

Benefits of Books: some results of my own learning can be viewed on other pages of this website. I was able to combine my earliest learning of computerised machine embroidery with quilting and patchwork . After my hand embroidery course I was tempted into creating linen handbags with embroidered and other textile art embellishments. There is no doubt that my own huge learning curve has been inspired and encouraged through my library of stitching books.

See what’s available: the books are listed in the shop with images and description. I hope you find something you like.