It is time for another literature list. Unfortunately I have not read much this month. So, well, see for yourself:
- Mark-making in Textile Art, Hellen Parrott
- Text in Textile Art, Sara Impey
- When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice by Terry Tempest Williams probably it doesn’t really belong here, but the few chapters I have read are beautifully poetic, so I’ll count it as art bought.
I have not fully made up my mind about the textile art books there. Oh, the books themselves are fantastic: They look good, feel great (both feel like they were bound in felt). I really liked the Text in Textile Art a lot while skipping though. The Mark-making in Textile Art was a bit of a disappointment, because I thought I would be taught about marks that I’d make with embroidery or the like. And it does talk about that a little. Mainly it reminded me a lot of the drawn to stitch book that I already had, and felt like I had some passages already read. So I took out that book again just to check, and I was surprised how my second impression different from the first, and how they are definitely not the same book. Long story short, I don’t think I should write more about any of the three without another thorough look.
If you think that apparently I am in textile art now, you are not so awfully wrong. I even bought an embroidery hoop and am practicing some of the 100 embroidery stitches found in the book that I bought last month. Today I even put some embroidery into one of my bottles (sorry, you got to guess which one). But what I am doing there looks awful enough that I am not going to show off my exercises here. The idea is, to just learn a little off the well walked path, and maybe some of what I learn there will enter my practice. I won’t become a textile artist any time soon.
And the following are not art or bookbinding books as such, but I bought them to use in an art project, my ruled worlds to be precise:
- Practical Geometry for Art Students, John Carrol
- Gill’s new School of Art Geometry. Science Subject I, George Gill and Son’s
- Elementary differential geometry by Barrett O’Neill
- Analytical Geometry of Three Dimensions by W. H. McCrea
Other than that I bought a bunch of novels, because I am going to travel in a couple of weeks. As M. pointed out, although I am flying (from England to Westfalia), I still will only have so many hours. But I guess I am buying books for every possible mood I will be in ;-)