I am so pleased to launch my new ebook Traditional Tunisian Dress. When I returned to Tunisia in 2014 to write several books about the country I had come to love, this one was top of the list. I find Tunisian dress just as enchanting as the rugs that I am also in love with and wrote about in my book on Woven Textiles. In fact, this makes no less than six books I have written on Tunisia. The three guide books, the book on the Sahara make up the six titles. You can find all six including many others (current total 44) on my ebook page here
Traditional Costume of Tunisia
So here it is at last the ebook Traditional Tunisian Dress of fabulous embroidery, wedding costumes, hand embroidered dress for men and women, headgear and everything else. It is a feast for the eyes. It includes over 400 photos of Tunisian costume. Learn about regional differences, style and type of dress and where Tunisian dress is heading in the future. Discover the different types of dress. It has been a great pleasure to write about the different styles of dress and to meet some of the makers.
Woven Textiles of Tunisia
Allow me to remind you that this is the definitive book on Tunisian rugs, carpets and shawls.
I think that was quite enough excitement for this week. However, my hands are rarely still and I finished my Cathedral Windows Quilted Cross that I started in February. It is the only piece I managed to finish this week as I have been confined to writing because of health. The unique stained glass window fabric is available in the shop.
I have started to enter the single patterns from the Peak District Collection on Ravelry. The complete ebook is only available in my website shop but if you want a single pattern, then take a look at my Ravelry shop
Knitting Patterns a new collection of patterns inspired by the Peak District and available exclusively on the website.
This collection of knitting patterns was inspired by the colours and textures of the Peak District. 10 knitting patterns are included in ebook pdf format only from the website, click the link to see all 10 patterns. I have really enjoyed designing and making up my patterns for you to enjoy too. The patterns include shawls, a stole, hats, mitts and scarves plus a cardigan and bolero. They are all patterns for women. I have concentrated on wraps because the weather often suddenly changes in the Peak and it is good to wear layers or have a stole, hat and gloves with you.
The range of patterns was inspired by the Peak District from a walk along Stanage Edge one day last year. The yarns used made me think of the Peak in all its glory, no matter what the season.
A variety of stitches is used in the projects and there is something for beginners and intermediate knitters too.
The second collection of exclusive designer knitwear is already underway, inspired by Cornwall. I have four books planned with all the knitting already done.
A number of textile pieces were also finished this week. The hearts were one of the first things I made. I have some felted ones I am thinking of using in a project.
This green piece is all about texture and is based on lichen. This is part of a series. It was loved on Instagram.
This circles piece is part of my work inspired by The Sahara. Most of the work in this series is already online and shown in the Sahara inspiration ebook.
My mother textile piece did not get worked on at all, I am still pondering. I think it is taking on a new direction.