Tuesday, 10 March 2015

So many books

A bit of a browse along my bookshelves makes me realise just how many textile, technique or art related books I have.

These are but a tiny selection!



I've shared this one before - I'm such a fan of Mark Hearld. 







Do you have a lot of books like this? 

If I am honest, there are some that I hardly look at and some that I really don't like.  I suppose I really ought to do a cull.  

But then again, they're sitting on the shelf, not doing anyone any harm. Ok, they might collect a bit of dust, but I can live with a bit of dust (which is a good thing because the housework muse visits very rarely!)

And if I am having a dry patch, then they can be very comforting (just like reading other peoples blogs - they're a comfort too!) 









10 comments:

  1. Love your bookshelf collection!! I cannot bear to part with my textile books but the piles of books that won't fit on the shelves is getting dangerously tall....what to do, what to do!!!???!!!

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    1. Ha ha - I'm very familiar with piles of books too. At 'home' we have some precarious erections ready to topple over at a moments notice. We are hoping to sell the house at home ( my live work arrangements being what they are I'm almost never there) which I'm sure will necessitate a mega cull there.

      And I haven't even got onto my daughters books!

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  2. You're not alone. I have shelves of "reference" books reflecting my progress & changing interests throughout my lengthy creative journey. Like you, some have not been cracked open in awhile. I shed quite a few in the last move & could probably part with more but at the moment they are doing no harm. I guess they ARE a comfort, even when just sitting on the shelf waiting.

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    1. Yes, they do rather document the creative journey, don't they. Early patchwork ones to later mixed media ones.

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    2. Exactly! And don't forget the needlework & knitting books that preceeded as well as general art & photography ones... Aren't books just the best?!

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    3. Ha ha, and then there are Daughter No 1's books too!!

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  3. Wonderful selection, some I recognize, some I have, some I'm desperate to look inside! but I might have to invest in MH's work book, love his work.

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    1. Any in particular and I could try to do a sneak peak or even a video?

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  4. You just never know when you need to refer back to one of them, so keep them all! Especially that one with the most excellent cover design...

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