The Blog’s literary proposals are updated and expanded, but there are some authors that deserve more than the mention of one of their books, as thery are great artists.
One of my favorite is Lesley Stanfield, author of numerous books about knit and crochet and editor of the section about knit of the journals Woman and Family Circle. Their precious designs are characterized by its realism and the high level of details: it seems that the flowers smell and the little birds sing. My favorite book, and therefore already advised in another post, is 100 Flowers of Knit and Crochet.
Also very interesting is Jan Eaton, a well-known artist whose work includes embroidery, crochet and knit.She studied at the Goldsmiths College, London, and has carried out her profession as contributor in different magazines, apart from publishing her own books. In Spain the editorial “Oceano Ambar” has published almost all her work (see references in spanish and english). The most interesting books are about crochet, because it is one of the designers who have updated it with her geometric designs Art Deco inspirated, modern but with classics touches and always with cheerful and elegant color combinations. They are also very instructive because they explain how to create new models from her proposals. She has also written books dedicated exclusively to the techniques of crochet. Her books about knit are more classics: “Practical Handbook about motifs in cross stitch” or “Famous paintings in cross stitch”.
En cambio, los libros de punto de cruz de Gail Bussi, diseñadora que mencioné en el post anterior, son una delicia. Su especialidad son las casas, que rezuman el “aroma” de la campiña inglesa. En España los publica Alba Libros.
In contrast, Gail Bussi’s books about cross stitch, designer who I mentioned in the post above, are a delight. Her specialty are houses, that oonze the “flavour” of English countryside. In Spain, “Alba Libros” publishes them.
Finally, I would like to mention a book: “Vintage Fashion. Collecting and wearing designer classics”. Many books are published seeking to cover the fashion of the twentieth century, but it is really difficult to achieve it at a good price. And this has really got it. It has much text, where are explained very well the styles, fabrics and designers of each time. There are also many good pictures. And in addition, essential in these works, a glossary of designers, another of fashion words and a very complete index. The only inconvenience is its title, which I think tries to attract attention with the so fashionable word “vintage” but it takes to confusion regarding its content.