Current Reads

fiber art books

My current reads are all about fiber art. I bought a couple magazines and picked up some books at the library recently. I've spent the last few days pouring over all the new techniques I want to learn and freshening up on the ones I'm currently using.

Koel magazine

When I was in Columbus a few weeks ago, visiting my youngest at The Ohio State University, I purchased a couple issues of Koel magazine at Yarn It & Haberdashery, a cute little yarn shop. What I love about Koel magazine, first it's a beautifully designed magazine, and second it's filled with artist profiles and techniques. The magazine and website have patterns for macrame, weaving, punch needle and so much more. You can also buy hand spun yarn on their site.

punch needle

As you can see on my Instagram account, I started doing punch needle embroidery a couple of months ago and I am so hooked. It's an easy craft to learn, travel with and perfect while binging your favorite show on Netflix. I picked up Punch Needle by Arounna Khounnotaj. This book has so many ideas. Her designs are modern and abstract and her sense of color is spot on. I'm currently working on a how-to blog post on punch needle embroidery. I'll post next week.


I also love embroidery and like punch needle is easy to travel with. I have a few projects in the works and I'm picking up a few techniques from the book Hoop Dreams by Cristin Morgan.

modern macrame

Macrame is a fiber art that has made a huge impact in boho decor the past few years. I am a bit overwhelmed by learning all the knots but eager to learn. The book Modern Macrame by Emily Katz is absolutely gorgeous. I want to live in every room in that book. This is a book that I need to study closely. The videos I've watched on Youtube or Instagram go so fast , it can be quite daunting but I'm excited about learning, and I have recently made my first key chain, yeah me!


And last but not least, Welcome to Weaving 2 by the talented Lindsey Campbell from Hello Hydrangea. I've purchased a few of her online classes, click here. There are so many techniques in this book and I've already started incorporating them into my weavings.

And there you have it! Enjoy!

*I have no affiliation with any of the artists/authors and all of the photos were taken by me. ©FlossieWilly.

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