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Published: 04 July 2016

By Andy Ross

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Books for the library

Another visit to the charity shop has resulted in a haul of four interesting books for the library. 

A British Museum publication, Embroiderers from the Medieval Craftsmen series looks interesting and easy enough to read in one sitting! A potential source for patterns and colours.

Dryad Press' The Weaver's Craft by Simpson and Weir is a classic publication and we now have our own copy of this fascinating book.  Not just patterns and colours are reproduced but also methods of warping up and analysis of woven fabrics, an invaluable skill when you absolutely must recreate the fabric in front of you. 

Dress in Detail from around the world is a V&A publication from the Museum's own collections. Set out in chapters such as necklines, pleats and gathers, or cuffs, edgings and seams, this promises to be an interesting source book for ideas and designs.

Also from V&A publications, Nineteenth Century fashion in detail is a look at all aspects of fashion during the century, from style to printing to construction. A brilliant book to simply peruse but also to look for inspirational hints and suggestions to finish off those clothes. 

The library at GlobalYell is open to the public although books must be used on the premises. Over the next few months we will be adding more shelves to the library and creating a seating area for study. If you would like to use the library, please contact us and make an appointment, or simply drop in on your way past.