I choose making children's clothes by Emma Hardy. This has some nice simple patterns in it that I hope I can try. I am going to attempt to teach myself, I was thinking about doing a course at make and mend in Chelmsford. But I might teach myself and spend the money I save on wonderful fabric.
Little Stitches from Aneela Hoey of Comfort stitching fame. This book is super cute I am only hoping I can make time to embroider.
Printing by Hand craft books by Lena Corwin
There are some great projects in this especially the Lino printing which I used to do at school.
A field guide to Fabric Design by Kimberley Knight
This is a good resource book i haven't read it properly yet but am really excited to looking in to this
And Prints by Heather Ross. I just love her fabric especially from munki munki. This book is fantastic if you love her work. It has a few projects I may make but I was mostly interested in the cd you get with it with lots of her discontinued prints which you can print at home or send to spoonflower to have yardage printed. At the moment I am just getting around to finish a quilt I started making with some munki munki prints, the inspiration is from Aneela over at Comfort Stitching, its a project i started about 1 year ago. I loved the prints and liked the idea of incorporating them in a quilt that was simple to make, i dont go in for fussy. I have just ordered some toadstool print for the backing and i am waiting for its delivery so i can eventually finish it.
I really want to start to think about designing my own fabrics that I can either screen print at home or through places like Spoonflower. Then I can use the fabric to make clothes for my children this is of course in my little dream world which I increasing spend a lot of time in lately. It could happen couldn't it??
All the books are great and just what I wanted, sometimes you order from Amazon
and are disappointed I like to have a nose through the book first to see if it's what I want, so the search inside option is invaluable.
There were plenty of books I couldn't buy that I wanted so I might share my wish list with mr bob hint hint.
Have a great week! I shall be doing some of this