What could be more wonderful than surrounding yourself with gorgeous handwoven textiles? Weaving them yourself Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave features 45 timeless designs specially chosen from the popular Scandinavian weaving magazine V vmagasinet, and offers all the help and inspiration you need to create a delightful and unique focal point for any room in your home. Behind each one-of-a-kind pattern is an expert designer and weaver to guide you, providing straightforward, step-by-step instruction as well as how-to and troubleshooting tips. Editor Tina Ignell's superb selection of projects use materials that are easy to find and fun to use, and many can be woven on a loom with four shafts and four treadles. Each pattern is intentionally versatile: choose from a wide array of fabrics to suit your individual style; change the size and color of blankets, pillows, and rugs to complement a room's d cor; or match the color of table linen to your favorite china. Every taste is certain to be satisfied, as you'll find curtains woven in classic patterns such as huckaback, while "M's" and "O's" are paired with modern panel curtains made with linen and paper. For the table, designs run the gamut from the basic to weavings where you can "let loose" on the loom, including a decorative runner "Flowerbed," "Linen with Little Secrets" containing gold hearts and silver stars, and a tablecloth in block damask with napkins to match. Plus there are hand towels galore, generously sized and in fun patterns; pillows and throws to decorate sofas and beds; and even a comfy hammock to enjoy once the weaving is done. As an added bonus, Tina Ignell includes a special section on the care and handling of textiles, with guidelines and hints about featured fibers: linen, half-linen, cottolin, wool, paper, and piassava. With this book in hand and your own ideas, you are more than ready to create unique fabrics designed to last for generations.
Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.
New Hope for American Art
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
William Langson Lathrop
William F. Taylor
M. Elizabeth Price
S. George Phillips
Rae Sloan Bredin
Charles F. Ramsey
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.