Fabric Art Journals

fabric-books.jpgIt’s been a while, so here is Fabric Art Journals by Pam Sussman (published in 2005). I do admit that I don’t remember why I bought it and I had never heard of Pam Sussman before. But since I love books and fabric I guess I couldn’t resist … I’m such a visual junkie! The book is ideal and a must-have for people wanting to try out making their own fabric books and are new or know little about bookbinding! 3 chapters (=102 pages!!) show you everything from getting started with the basics up to some book binding forms translated into fabric with detailed descriptions, illustrations and stitching diagrams. Pam really did a fab job in these chapters. My visual highlights are the artwork in the gallery (chapter 4 = 23 pages): Keely Barham is my fabric hero and I just love anything she does, so luckily there are quite a few of her pieces! She got me into fabric and art quilting. Other inspiring arists are Beryl Taylor, Teesha Moore, Susan Shie’s journal quilts and there’s a few more. And I discovered 2 new fab artists I never heard of either, so it’s a treat to browse through the gallery. There are also a several templates at the end. Although I do my fabric books differently in many ways, I think this is a real inspiring book. *** Es ist schon eine Weile her, diesmal Fabric Art Journals von Pam Sussman (aus dem Jahre 2005). Ich gebe zu, dass ich nicht mehr weiß, warum ich es gekauft habe und hatte auch noch nie von Pam Sussman gehört. Aber da ich Bücher und Stoff mag, konnte ich wohl nicht widerstehen … Ich bin nunmal ein visueller Junkie! Das Buch ist ideal und muss-haben für jeden, der endlich mal eigene Stoffbücher machen möchte, aber keine oder wenige Buchbindekenntnisse hat. 3 Kapitel (=102 Seiten!!) zeigen alles vom Grundzubehör bis zu verschiedenen in Stoff umgesetzten Buchbindetechniken mit detaillierten Beschreibungen, Illustrationen und Nächdiagrammen. Pam hat hier wirklich prima Arbeit geleistet. Meine visuellen Highlights gibt’s in der Gallerie (Kapitel 4 = 23 Seiten): Keely Barham ist meine Stoffheldin und ich liebe alles von ihr, zum Glück gibt’s etliche Bilder! Ihr verdanke ich meine Stoff- und Art Quilt-Begeisterung. Andere inspirierende Künstler sind Beryl Taylor, Teesha Moore, Susan Shie’s journal quilts und noch ein paar mehr. Und ich hatte noch 2 neue Künstlerinnen entdeckt, die mir unbekannt waren. Es lohnt sich also wirklich, die Gallerie zu durchblättern. Am Ende gibt’s auch noch einige Schablonen. Auch wenn ich meine Stoffbücher meist anders mache als Pam, finde ich es ein tolles inspirierendes Buch.


8 responses to “Fabric Art Journals

  1. Bel,
    Nice to see you blogging again. Hope you enjoyed your trip to the New York; certainly sounds like it!!

  2. Thanks Belinda. I do feel better today. Cheers!

  3. Oh, I love this book. I have it too! I just had to buy it for the gorgeous pics on the cover. I love fabric art (I can only sew a straight line, and then they aren’t very straight), I would so love to learn this art. The colors are too die for! The ideas make this book worth buying!

  4. what a cool looking book; I am going to check that out. thanks for the heads up!

  5. I was lucky enough to take a book class from Pam Sussman a couple of years ago at Artfest. She’s terrific! I liked it so much that I’m taking another class with her at Artfest 09. Anyone buying her books or taking her classes will have a fun, enlightening experience from a true professional.

  6. shonda pryor

    Help I have a collection of velvet color posters I would like to put em in a book binder.help any suggestions

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