Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Yesterday I stopped at a charity shop I had not been to before: I will be back. They have a huge range of books on all sorts of topics at bargain prices. I find that the books on needlework are always in good condition: I think needlewomen treasure their books and look after them well.
The books I purchased are ones I have not seen before, although they are not particularly new.
The first one is Needlemade Laces by Pat Earnshaw, an absolute delight. Apart from instructions there are just so many beautiful laces pictured.
The second one is Creative Canvaqs Embroidery, by Effie Mitrofanis. I have never been interested in needlepoint but Effie brings her usual exuberant style to it and now I think I am going to have to investigate further. Book number three is The Essential Quilter by Barbara Chainey. Again, not something I do, but the instructions look so basic I think I could give it a try.
I would be interested to know what books are absolutely necessary - if you had to dispose of all of your books, keeping just 5, what would you choose?