It's the gift-giving season and what better gift than a good old book.
The Countess has turned the ground floor of the studio into Library these days with a huge range of books on offer. In this article, we are going to have a nose at the Crafting books we have selected.
Crafted by Sally Coulthard
This gorgeous hardback book covers the extensive history of craft across the globe, from origami to knitting and dyeing. With over 73 craft techniques in its pages, this is a book you could lose yourself in and maybe even find a new craft. If you know someone who is all about crafting, this is an easy choice.
Woven and Worn: Wearable Crafts by Canopy Press
In a world rife with consumerism and fast fashion filling up landfills, there are crafters who want that to change. Canopy Press introduces an insight into the world of innovative craftspeople bringing back the make-do-and-mend mentality when it comes to what we wear. This book lets you delve into the spaces of these crafters and admire their practices in full printed glory.
Almost Lost Arts: Emily Freidenrich
Almost Lost Arts is a celebration of artisans keeping traditional crafts alive from across the globe. The stunning photos inside show the intricacies of their crafts and what they have to do to preserve the history of them. This is one for those who love to see people's workspaces but beware, there is some cause for serious studio envy in here.
Made To Last by Vanessa Murray
Made To Last aims to inspire you to get crafting yourself. This book is a showcase of multiple crafts from whisky tumblers, all the way to bamboo bikes. The goal is to move away from the world of mass production and create something that is built to last. This beautiful book just might be the inspiration you need.
It's sometimes hard to tell if we are still a yarn shop or if the Countess has decided we are now an independent book shop overnight. Do us a favour and consider adopting a book today so we can have our yarn back. You can find the full collection of books at Countess Ablaze.