I work just a block away from the library, so I go there pretty often. I shuffle through craft books pretty quickly, about 10 or so a week. I pick up 4, return 3, that sort of thing. So I decided that I should show you my favorites and that once a week I could review the ones that I picked out and kept! And better yet, maybe these books will be available in your library so you can give them a look too.
This week I held on to three books:
I really like this Rush and Basketry book. There are a lot of neat projects and it was published in 1983 so it has to be a winner (that’s the year I was born). Really there is more to it than that. It is filled with great illustrations as well as projects. It goes over several types of ways to make baskets and even has some cute woven wheat projects. Check out that crown!
The Ultimate Basket book starts a bit more at the basics and gives a great overview of tools and materials with many full color pictures. There is a great variety of projects, all of which stay in a more traditional basket shape. It really ranges from beginning to advanced intermediate. All the projects are by different basket makers and so there is a nice range of styles. There are many I would like to try to make. I think I would really like to add this book to my library.
And then there is the Visual Quickstart Guide to Adobe Illustrator CS2 book. I have the one for InDesign CS3 and had the ones for Quark 2 and Photoshop 7 back in 2001. They are a great series of books and I highly recommend any in their Adobe series.
Definitely worth a look in all three cases.
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I’ll see you all tomorrow!