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New books for the library

Our library at the studio keeps growing. Here are the latest additions. 

Japanese costume and textile arts Japanese costume and textile arts

Japanese Costume and Textile Arts is Volume 16 of the Heibonsha Survey of Japanese Art and is by Seiroku Noma. This edition is a translation into English and is full of designs and colour. Well worth a poring over with a cup of coffee!

Pattern - Orla Kieley Pattern - Orla KieleyPattern - Orla Kieley is a book dedicated to the repeated patterns and 1970's inspired design which have made the company famous. (Although the company ceased trading through its own shops and website, the name continues with retail partners.) A fun book to read for those with a nostalgic bent. 

Jaeger's Natural History Jaeger's Natural History Jaeger's Natural History is a real charmer. An illustrated limited edition book all about the animals which supplied the fashion company's fibres, this is number 96 of only 200 copies printed. A wonderful book to inspire and enjoy.

Chinese Folk Embroidery Chinese Folk EmbroideryChinese Folk Embroidery  is another illustrated book dedicated to the history and evolution of this ancient craft. There are analyses of stitches, photographs and drawings included. 

Colour in woven design Colour in woven designLastly, Colour in Woven Design is a true treasure. Published in 1912, this is the second edition of the book, and does just what its title states. There are many images of different types of cloth and pattern, and these rather wonderful circles made of wool which illustrate beautifully the progression of tone in the colour palette. 

The library's books are not for lending but visitors are welcome to  research and read in the studios. Please email us to make an appointment - globalyell@btconnect.com - and we will be happy to supply tea and coffee (maybe even some biscuits!)