Archive for category Series: Methods & Techniques

Design & Make Scarves, Collars, Ties & Belts || Christina Brodie

This new series from Black’s has every appearance of being aimed at the competent amateur rather than the fashion design student and the production slots it in perfectly. The projects are sufficiently detailed that these are much more than just look-at books but sufficiently well and attractively illustrated that they capture the imagination and maintain the interest. If there’s a quibble, it’s that the stockists listed are all in London, but they all appear to have websites and a little time spent with Google or the Yellow Pages should throw up something in your area if you don’t want to go the mail order route.

http://rcm-uk.amazon.co.uk/e/cm?t=artbookreview-21&o=2&p=8&l=as1&asins=0713688343&md=0M5A6TN3AXP2JHJBWT02&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

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Design & Make Fashion Hats || Karen Henriksen

This is a modestly priced book that falls somewhere between the pretty, project-based picture book for the amateur and the expert’s detailed manual.

Well and attractively illustrated, it includes a good variety of designs with enough details of how to make them to ensure that you should be able to achieve the desired results without including so much technical information that you lose the will to continue.

Fashion students will probably find the book annoyingly trivial, but the competent amateur needlecrafter should be well satisfied.

http://rcm-uk.amazon.co.uk/e/cm?t=artbookreview-21&o=2&p=8&l=as1&asins=071368738X&md=0M5A6TN3AXP2JHJBWT02&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

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Design & Make Fashion Bags & Purses || Christina Brodie

This new series from Black’s has every appearance of being aimed at the competent amateur rather than the fashion design student and the production slots it in perfectly. The projects are sufficiently detailed that these are much more than just look-at books but sufficiently well and attractively illustrated that they capture the imagination and maintain the interest. If there’s a quibble, it’s that the stockists listed are all in London, but they all appear to have websites and a little time spent with Google or the Yellow Pages should throw up something in your area if you don’t want to go the mail order route.

http://rcm-uk.amazon.co.uk/e/cm?t=artbookreview-21&o=2&p=8&l=as1&asins=0713688696&md=0M5A6TN3AXP2JHJBWT02&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

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