Winter Blues? Cuddle up with Color

Timeless Noro Knit Blankets: 25 Colorful & Cozy Throws

This collection outlines patterns which knitters of all skill levels can use to make projects from the yarn produced by the company Noro. This Japanese brand has won a following among crafters for producing yarns in a variety of textures and variegated color combinations in self-striping patterns.  Whether you knit or not, the vibrant colors associated with Noro make this an eye-popping book to leaf through.

Kaffe Fassett’s Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts: 23 Original Quilt Designs

In Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts, world-renowned quilter Kaffe Fassett demonstrates how basic geometric forms—squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, circles, and quarter-circles—found in natural and manmade environments inspire his quilt designs. Kaffe Fassett, an accomplished painter and designer of textiles, is widely acknowledged as a visionary in the use of color. This book will get your creative juices flowing!

Art in Felt & Stitch: Creating Beautiful Works of Art Using Fleece, Fibres and Threads

In this visually stunning book, Moy Mackay reveals how to create pictures using felt. Characterized by her wonderful use of color, Moy’s work is breathtaking and includes landscapes inspired by the dramatic scenery of the Scottish Borders where she lives and works. Moy takes you through every step of the process, including the materials and tools you need, the felt making process itself and how to put together felt paintings of your own.

-Mary L.

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