You asked what books I've ordered, well I'm still waiting for:-
Surface for Stitch: A Guide to Creating Surface by Gwen Hedley
Edges and Finishes in Machine Embroidery by Valerie Campbell-Harding from my first order.
And yesterday I ordered:-
The Artist's Muse: Unlock the Door to Your Creativity by Betsy Dillard Stroud
African Inspirations in Embroidery by Mary Sleigh
Fusing Fabric: Creative Cutting - Raising the Surface with Machine Embroidery by Maggie Grey Stitch Magic: Ideas and Interpretation by Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn
Bonding and Mark-making with the Soldering Iron by Margaret Beal because I've just sent for a soldering iron that was on offer through Stitch magazine £14.99 instead of £24.99 too good a bargain to miss out on but I don't know how to use one so thought I'd better get a book.
So you can see why I had to go out today and buy a new bookcase. I think I've got going on for 300 books on different subjects. The internet is a great source for research but there is nothing quite like thumbing through a book.
The list of books that came with my C & G course work lists
Designing Worksheets by Jan Messant and
Designing with Pattern by Jan Messant
has anyone bought and used these books and is it worth me getting copies.