What are your essential sewing books?
Hi: I have just indulged myself in Sandra Betzinger’s two Power Sewing Books and Kathleen Fasenella’s book. I have learned soooooo much from all three of them.
Some of it I had previously learned and then forgotten; but much of it is brand new to me. Because of my base knowledge in sewing, most of the information I am learning instantly made sense, but it wasn’t stuff I figured out on my own. My work schedule is such that sewing classes are really tricky. I end up feeling guilty for the number of classes that I need to miss because of a work-related, essential meetings. So, I know now that process doesn’t work for me.
Fortunately, I can learn from books, videos, DVDs. web sites, blogs and of course our essential Threads Mag and Gatherings.
I am wondering what are the essential books, web sites, articles in your library. The ones you always go to when you have a problem or challenge. An understanding of why these are your “go to” references, will help me understand their value as well. I think most of us are parsimonious with our dollars always wanting to spend them on fabric whenever possible. I agree checking the books out of the library to peruse is a great first step, but I need to know which books to ask my library to borrow from another library by title. Thanks for your indulgence when and as you get a minute. No big rush at the moment as I am still digesting these new treasures.