I purchased a new book recently –
Inspired to Stitch, 21 Textile artists by Diana Springall.
There are hours of reading, a wealth of inspiration…. it wasn’t a cheap book, setting me back $85 but I have already had my value out of it.
It showcases the work of 21 women artists who work in the medium of Textiles.
Edward Lucie-Smith wrote the foreword and his words made me think…..
"Contemporary embroidery has to struggle against art world prejudice for recognition and – not incidentally – for real financial status. Part of this prejudice is based on gender, and on historical perceptions based on gender…."
I think this statement is paralleled in the quilting community.
The book spans the gap between art, textile art and quilting, well worth a read.