To my local friends and members of the local arts groups I belong to:
I didn't know how else to reach you all quickly and figured a blog post would work the best.
With Dick's help I have been clearing out my backroom shelves. It's where I keep books for projects that are over, or projects that I hoped to do but never got around to do. There are some shelves of fabric arts/quilting/embroidery/wiring/jewelry books that I'm letting go.
I've debated for a long while. I thought I might save these until my niece grew up and discovered her "crafty" side, but it's clear now that isn't going to happen and I'm not going to be "that" aunt.
I need the space.
If you are local and know me through friendship or membership in an arts group I belong to and you want any of these books on the list below let me know and I'll hold them for you to pick up on Saturday.
You'll need to send me an email, and you'll have to agree to pick them up on Saturday January 11 from noon to 5 p.m. (Otherwise I'm just still storing them and I'm not interested in that.)
All these books are in excellent, near mint condition. I'm selling them all for $10 a piece.
I would have published this list earlier, but I needed help to get them down and out and had to wait until Dick could help.
They are going away for library donation on Tuesday, January 7 so I must hear from you by Midnight on Monday, January 6.
That means you have the rest of today and all day tomorrow to think about this and look up the titles on the internet. Please don't write to me for additional details. I'm posting generally about this because I don't have time to go through lots of requests etc. They are as I have written, in excellent condition.
If you know they sell for a gazillion dollars on Amazon and you don't think I should sell them for $10 make me a slightly better offer and then pick them up and sell them for a profit for yourself. I haven't got the time to put them up on the internet and carry them to the post office etc.
If you are not local, of if you're local but a stranger to me (i.e., not a friend or member of an arts group I belong to) I'm sorry. I have to make this as simple as possible for myself. And I'm not going to mess with mailing any of these or working out postage—I just can't carry stuff to the post office).
Here are the books that I am culling from my shelves. (Check back later today for possible updates which I'll add at the bottom of the list under a heading "Updates"—in fact I might add more on Monday morning.)
(Forgive the typos, I'm working fast and have three fingers with Band-Aids on them—long story.)
Dyes and Paints: A Hands-On Guide to Coloring Paint—Elin Nobel
Work in Fabric and Thread —Diedre Scherer
Silk Painting: The artist’s guide to gutta and was resist techniques—Susan Louise Moyer
Take Silk—Judith Pinnell
Fiberarts Design Book 7—ed. Susan Mowery Kieffer
Handmade Silk Paper—Kath Russon
Three Dimensional Embroidery—Janet Edmonds
Machine Embroidery Stitch Techniques—Valerie Campbell-Harding and Pamela Watts
Edges and Finishes in Machine Embroidery—Valerie Campbell-Harding
The Machine Embroidery Handbook—Designing Fabrics with Stitching, Manipulation and Color—DH Bennet
Silk Paper Creations for the Fibre Artist—Judith Pinnell
Surfaces for Stitch: Plastics, Films and Fabric—Gwen Hedley
Paper, Metal, and Stitch: Creating Surfaces with Color and Texture—Maggie Grey and Jane Wild
Layers of Stitch: Contemporary Machine Embroidery—Valerie Campbell-Harding and Maggie Gre
The Singer Quilting Bible
Bead Creative Art Quilts—Nancy Eha
Quilters Playtime: Games with Fabrics: Dianne S. Hire
Fiber-Wire Beads and Jewelry—Lisa Vann
Beading Necklaces with Ani Afshar
Making Beautiful Beads: Glass, Metal, Polymer Clay, Fiber—ed. Suzanne J.E. Tourtillott
Making Wire Jewelry: 60 Easy Projects in Silver, Copper, and Brass—Helen Clegg and Mary Larom
Spotlight on Wire: Twist, fold, Hammer, Weave, Wrap—Melissa Cable
Exquisite Beaded Jewelry: Use Basic Techniques to create Distinctive Designs—Linda S. Musante
Bead Fantasies IV—Takako Samejima (Not for beginning beaders the directions for these techniques may be difficult for new beaders to decipher.)
The following are more like pamphlets or are small books that only sold for $16 originally and you can have these for $5 a piece:
Fifty Fabulous Beads: Easy to Make with Polymer Clay—Marie Segal
Beaded Crochet Ropes—Judith Bertoglio-Griffin
Simply Soldered: Jelry, Frames, Boxes, Accents and More—Carrie Edelmann Avery (Design Originals)
Jewelry with Wire—Suzanne McNeill (Design Originals)
Beadwork Creates Beaded Bags: 30 Designs—ed. Jean Campbell (these are amulet/necklace style bags in a variety of beading and other techniques like crochet)
UPDATE MOMENTS LATER!
These are for $10 each again
Bead Crochet Jewelry: Tips, Tools, and 15 Beautiful Projects—Linda Lehman with Shelley Grant
Beaded Jewelry with Found Objects: Incorporate Anything from Buttons to Shells—Carole Rodgers
Making gifts with Rubber Stamps—Sandra McCall
Fabulous Fabric Beads—Kristal Wick
Creating Wire and Beaded Jewelry—Linda Jones
Creative Wire Jewelry—Kathy Peterson
Decorative Wirework—Jane Davis
Wire Jewelry in an Afternoon—Mickey Baskett
The Art of Seed Beading—Elizabeth Gourley, Jane Davis and Ellen Talbott
The Magic of Beaded Spherical Nets: Techniques and Projects—Merry Makela
Beading: From Necklaces to Napkin Rings, 20 Easy and Creative Projects to make in a Weeken—Paige Gilchrist Blomgren
Beady Eyed Women's Guide to Exquisite Beadwork: An off Loom Bead Weaving Primer—Jeannette Cook and Vicki Starr
Beady Eyed Women's Guide to Exquisite Beadwork: A Peyote Stitch Primer—Vicki Starr and Jeannette Cook
Beaded Treasure Purses: Tubular Brick Stitch Designs—Deon DeLange
Back to Beadin': Elegant Amulet Purses and Jewlry Using Delica and Seed Beads—Barbara E Elbe
Three Dimensional Beadwork—Sigrid Wynne-Evans
I Knead to Bead: 19 Fimo Jewelry Projects —Just make, bake, and wear—Marie Segal (Hot off the Press)
Easy Millefiori Just Roll, Slice and Bake: 27 Projects using ready-made millefiori canes (No author visible, Hot off the Press booklet)
Fimo Millefiori Made Easy: 12 Jewelry Projects made easy—Marie Segal
Last Update for SUNDAY Night (check back Monday a.m. if I find more)
These are $10 books again
Material Visions: A Gallery of Miniature Art Quilts: A Somerset Studio Publication
The Ultimate Pillow Book Barbara Finwall and Nancy Javier
Waverly at home Pillows: Stylish cushions, bolsters, and accent pillows you can make (Meredith books)
Quilted Memories: Journaling, Scrapbooking, and Creating Keepsakes with Fabric—Leslie Riley
Free Lace with ribbons and machine stitching—Kazuko Araki
Photo Transfer Handbook: Jean Ray Laury
Transforming Fabric—Carolyn Dahl
Mickey Lawler's Sky Dyes: A visual guide to fabric painting
Fabric Painting: A Simple Approach—Ginny Eckley
UPDATE FOR MONDAY A.M. (typed Sunday at 11 p.m.)
Raising the Surface with Machine Embroidery—Maggie Grey
Free-Style Quilts: A "no Rules" Approach—Susan Carlson
$ 5 Books
Fabric Art Journals—Pam Sussman (Pristine book, but the publisher Quarry, used inferior glue and the cover literally peeled off just now when I was going through it to remind myself what was inside.)
The Beaded Bracelet II: Eight Designs with Full Color Instructions—Yvonne Rivero
Right-Angle Weave Beading—Carol Rodgers (Design Originals)
Beaded Bag-ettes: Fabulous Projects with TOHO "Treasures" Seed and Bugle Beads—Mary Harrison (Design Originals) (Mostly amulet bag type projects with some other small vessel stuff)