Friday, July 17, 2015

Shakers: Masters of Practical Crafts

While our modern hobby stores abound with kits for making purely ornamental objects, the Shakers created beauty in the useful objects of everyday life.  While I am not a weaver (yet!) I really enjoyed previewing this book from Schiffer Publishers. It will be available August 28.

Shaker history is included along with information on hand dyeing the fabric scraps and weaving small rugs.  Even if you never plan to make a rug, get this book for the pictures and the stories!

I received an electronic Advanced Review Copy through NetGalley and recommend it highly for your textile reference library.

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