Beautiful Books

by Cameron

Do you have the February blues? I have the remedy - beautiful, colorful bursts of inspiration in the form of a book. We have some really lovely new books in that might just have the projects that will get you through the next couple months of grey.

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The Modern Natural Dyer, by Kristine Vejar makes natural dyeing accessible and the photos and projects featured in the book are drop dead gorgeous.

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In her book, Quilt Local, Heather Jones walks you through her creative process and shares with you simple, modern, timeless quilt designs.

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We've been admiring Cloth, by Cassandra Ellis for a few months now. It's full of good information about different natural fibers and a truly wide range of very usable and simple project ideas. If you've been in the store recently, you've seen the beautiful quilted wool bag Hannah made from this book.

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Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar, by Roderick Kiracofe, celebrates funky, nontraditional quilts. I love it because it's beautiful and fun, but also because it reminds me to trust my instincts and use what I have around me - quilts are beautiful and useful even if they're not paragons of precision. There aren't any projects, but there's more than enough inspiration to get you through at least one winter.

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