Thanks to the lovely people at Search Press for sending me a copy of this book for review. I have not been paid for this review and my opinions are my own.
A Guide to Silk 'Paper' for the Creative Fibre Artist by Judith Pinnell
Here's the link to the book *click here*, RRP £10.99
"This book will take the reader into a world of colour, creativity and an exciting new dimension in textile art. The textile worker will learn how to make their own substrate - 'paper' using many decorative techniques.
Both traditional and hand embroiderers will find plenty to interest them sufficiently to want to experiment using rich threads and other accessories to create two- and three-dimensional pieces that are completely original. If you love the colour and richness of silk, then this is the book for you."
Take Silk, by Judith Pinnell, isn't quite my sort of book. You can make loads of exciting textures, but I found that the process was a bit too much like felting (too much hard work for me!) for it to really be of interest to me. I have made paper (in a blender!) so am not a total novice to paper making, but I think I'd prefer to make things out of actual silk or actual paper. There are some fantastic projects in there, but I prefer my silk to be able to move, and a lot of the projects are structural which isn't really my style. If it's yours, then you'll love this book!
Experienced silk painter, glass fuser, teacher, enthusiastic and inspirational.