Embroidery and Printmaking books by Super + Super, published by, and available here
The main things I look for in craft books are; pretty pictures, easy to understand instructions and projects to take me from beginner to ...improved! So let me introduce you to my new favourite (s) by local Brighton, talented duo Amy and Claire.
Crafty types of Brighton will be familiar with this pair, they run workshops via their Super + Super base as well as showing their faces at most craft fairs. If you cut them, I think they would bleed embroidery thread. But what they're especially good at, is making crafting accessible- teaching, guiding, coaching, explaining in a way that makes you come away thinking you can take on the world's most taxing craft project...and win! It's not surprising then, that their books Embroidery and Printmaking do the same, in fact the books really captures their voice and essense of them, as I believe any good book should!
The books also cater to people who find they have "crafting moods and modes" (aka me). Let me explain. Sometimes (rarely nowadays, post baby head) I have time, focus and energy to pick up an ongoing/taxing/new skill craft project. Other times, I want to craft but do something quick/simple/familiar. This book lets me do this.
The books both really capture the craft's depth perfectly through the photography, for example the print making photos really depict the types of textures and asthetics you can achieve (the apple printing in particular).
So if you are looking for craft books that are really going to teach you how to do something, please hunt these down! Failing that, pop down to Brighton to learn from these talented gals first hand. Even better, stalk their Instagram. But be warned, it will make you insanely jealous you're not just naturally good at everything crafty like these two! I've already bookmarked nearly every page for projects I cannot wait to get stuck into (i'm lookin' atchoo cross stitch chair!).
Well done ladies, keep it up!
*Books kindly gifted but words all true