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Texture in Textiles

The MS Word Document below is password protected. If you would like to purchase a copy of this booklet, it is available for 11€ by emailing me.

Texture in Textiles Booklet 2020 final

Included in the booklet is a bibliography listing several books that I have in my studio library and I am very lucky to be able to turn to them whenever I am looking for inspiration. So, even if you can’t access the MS Word Document right now, you can access the bibliography and get inspired for yourself.

The Textile Design Book                       Karin Jerstorp                   1998  (This is the only book I cannot find on Amazon).

A Complete Guide to Creative Embroidery  Beaney / Littlejohn     1997

Designing with Pattern                         Jan Messent                      1992

Design Sources for Pattern                   Jan Messent                      1992

Embroidery & Nature                            Jan Messent                      1980

Creating Sketchbooks for Embroiderers & Textile Artists        Kay Greenlees                  2005

Art of Knitting                                       Francoise Tellier-Loumagne  2004

Art of Embroidery                                Francoise Tellier-Loumagne  2006

Art of Felt                                            Francoise Tellier-Loumagne  2008

Raising Surface with Machine Embroidery       Maggie Grey           2003

Felt to Stitch                                         Sheila Smith                     2006

Weaving as an Art Form                       Theo Moorman                 1975

Stitch, Dissolve, Distort in Machine Embroidery        Maggie Grey           2006

Textures in Embroidery                        Val Campbell-Harding       1977

Textiles: The Art of Mankind                 Mary Schoesser                2012

Techniques of Rug Weaving                  Peter Collingwood             1993 (although this can be downloaded for free at

400 Knitting Stitches                            Potter Craft                      2007

Hand Knitting, New Directions              Alison Ellen                       2010

Crochet Coral Reef                     Christine & Margaret Wertheim  2015 (This is currently out of stock – there was a big fire at the Institute for Figuring warehouse and much of their book stock was lost!)

As mentioned before, all these books are in my studio library (except Raising Surface with Machine Embroidery which I currently can’t find but which I hope will turn up!). The links will take you to an associated Amazon page where you can order the books. In the interests of transparency, the Amazon links are affiliate links which allows me to earn a small commission should you buy one of these books through these links. I appreciate and fully respect that not everyone likes to use Amazon!

At the time of re-publishing in 2020, we are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and all teaching is suspended. As teaching is how I usually earn my living, I am having to adopt other methods to try to get by until my studio is open to students once again. Thank you for your understanding.