The Sewing Machine

The Sewing MachineIt is 1911, and Jean is about to join the mass strike at the Singer factory For her, nothing will be the same again Decades later, in Edinburgh, Connie sews coded moments of her life into a notebook, as her mother did before her More than 100 years after his grandmother s sewing machine was made,

The Quilts of Gee's Bend

The Quilts of Gee's BendSince the early nineteenth century, the women of Gee s Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts In the only photo essay book about the quilts of Gee s Bend for children, award winning author Susan Goldman Rubin explores the history and culture of this fascinating group of

Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art

Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile ArtSometimes less is and quality is important than quantity That s true in textile art too, and this much needed guide brings a meaningful, thoughtful, and sustainable approach to stitchery See how to slow down and experience joy in your craft by trying simple techniques based on

The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History

The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed HistoryAll textiles begin with a twist From colourful 30,000 year old threads found on the floor of a Georgian cave to what the linen wrappings of Tutankhamun s mummy actually meant from the Silk Roads to the woollen sails that helped the Vikings reach America 700 years before Columbus from the lace

Quilt Lovely: 15 Vibrant Projects Using Piecing and Applique

Quilt Lovely: 15 Vibrant Projects Using Piecing and AppliqueLet your fabrics inspire you to create your own lovely combinations Quilt designer Jen Kingwell brings you fifteen amazing new quilt designs in Quilt Lovely With nine gorgeous quilt projects that use a variety of techniques, including applique, hand sewing and hand quilting, and six fun pillow