Tuesday, February 2, 2010

how to enter the world of textile design

This e-book was launched today, and while it is focussed on the quilting part of the industry, from what I read of my copy today, there is lots of really useful info in there for everyone, and it's really well written. Lizzy House is a young and dedicated textile designer who wanted to share the information that many keep to themselves about how to start in the industry - what a breath of fresh air! I really like what Amy Schimler wrote in the foreword (I couldn't have said it better myself):
It can be a bit of a dilemma for artists in terms of sharing information. It is a lot of hard work for all of us in this business and it is a very competitive business. I think there is a way to balance giving helpful advice with the understanding that anyone asking is still going to have to do their own hard work in developing their personal style and establishing relationships with clients. That is not something you can give anyone.

I just thought you might be interested! You can buy your copy to download here. Cheers!


Cath from chunkychooky said...

... and nice of you to share it with us too.

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh she's spot on isn't she?? Not like you can fake style, many try hard to copy it, but in the end, it's never quite the same really. Love Posie

Tweed Delights said...

Looks like a great book! I loved your pear design from yesterday BTW - fabulous shapes (I'm a day behind today, what's new!!)
Alison :)