something i definitely want to do this year is improve my sewing skills. i want to find a sewing/dressmaking class in cardiff that will re teach me basics as well as to learn how to make items. i’m specifically interested in fashion/dressmaking (childhood dream!) but i would love to learn how to make things like purses, bags, and more detailed things. here’s some books i have my eye on related to this:
my favourite kind of book! books about collage especially don’t seem to be as popular as books about paper cutting, origami and the like. because collage seems to be more popular in the last few years i can imagine there will be a lot more books about collage in the future. i hope so, anyway!
if you have any to recommend that i’ve not included, please do.
i absolutely love photography books, and the bigger the better. they can take up a lot of room on your bookshelf, but looking at amazing photographs in print and at a decent size (rather than on your phone or computer) can’t be beaten. unless it’s at an exhibition. photography has been a huge love of mine since i was a child, and though i am always learning i find the best way besides just taking photos is via inspiration.
i recently bought this erwin blumenfeld book and it’s amazing! i am forever amazed by his photos. simple without being overly minimal, and strong and colourful without overwhelming. he was an amazing photographer.
as always, i would love your suggestions for photography books! i especially love fashion photography (especially so from the 1930s to 1960s) and anything with a bit of quirk. saying that, i am very open with my tastes and i would love to add even more books to my wishlist. in no particular order, here’s 10 books about photography that i would love to own.
today i’m reviewing cutting edge fashion illustration by erica sharp. i won this in a giveaway she did a while ago. every now and then it’s nice to buy or receive a book you have no expectations of, (like the fashion exercise book i reviewed a while ago) and this certainly didn’t disappoint!
this book offers a few different methods on how to go about getting into fashion illustration with different mediums from mixed media/traditional to digital and uses easy to follow, step by step instructions on how to do so. great for a beginner, or someone with a little knowledge they want to expand on. kind of like a creative fashion illustration instruction guide. continue reading…
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