New Books

A member has requested the following delicious books be added to the Tasmanian library system. Keep a watchful eye out! 
Hannah Lamb – Poetic Cloth
Helen Parrot – Mark making through the seasons
Sara Cook Bojagi – Korean textile art
Susan Brandeis – The intentional thread

New books

New from Batsford in August: Mark Making through the Seasons by Helen Parrott; Poetic Cloth by Hannah Lamb; and Bojagi – Korean Textile Art by Sara Cook.  All well worth a look!


Blackmans Bay Starry Seas Market:on the grass near the children’s play equipment: 30+ stalls, one of which,Q no16 is Prue Quarmby Designs. There are food stalls, children’s activities, a sandcastle competition, music and seating. The market will be on each second Friday in Dec, Jan, Feb and March. (Prue will have her jewellery there each time.)

Eco Dye Handbook: download!

Recommended Book

The Mind’s Eye: An Introduction to Making Images by Judith Mason

This book comes highly recommended by Kathryn Harmer Fox. It is out of print, and second hand copies often cost as much as $2000! You can buy a digital copy for about $11 from

Book Description: This is not a how-to book. It is a how-to-think-about-how-to book. In it I bombard you with images and metaphors with never a photograph or diagram in sight. Your mind’s eye will create all the images in this text, and each mind is unique. Getting these, and other images, down on paper will provide you with fun, frustration, joy and despair. Like life. (Judith Mason)


Book launch at Hobart Bookshop by Irene Cowell: Rainbow Island: Tapestry of Time.Book

Books: new releases

From Sandra: just out, hopefully in the State Library soon.  Els van Barle and Cherilyn Martin, Interpreting Themes in Textile Art, published by Batsford, August 2017.  Cas Holmes has recently reviewed this book.  Also: Ann Small , Layered cloth: Slash, manipulate and Stitch, published by Search Press, August 2017.

Soon-to-be hot off the press …

From Indiegogo via Chris. Forthcoming from Peculiarity Press: A New Dictionary of Art: One Word, 3,000 Definitions, artist and editor Robert Good and designer Jane Glennie.  Numbered and signed limited first edition.


Jeannette deNicolis Meyer introduced us to the wisdom and perceptions in Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert during her recent workshop, a book for all aspiring artists to read. (available at LINC). Sue shared Liz Gilbert at the Tas Writers Festival talking about Big Magic.


LINC (Tasmania) has bought, on our request, Alice Fox’s lovely book Natural Processes in Textile Art.


From Jenny at Kingston Meeeting. Two books by Mary Sleish,Exploring African Themes in fabric and stitch.  And, African Inspiration in embroidery

A new book by Janet Edmonds From Art to Stitch