Being near the end of November with Christmas on our minds I thought it time to put together a list of great books for children and young adults by Australian authors that I’ve met, interviewed or reviewed their books.
For the younger children ‘ Mrs Echidna’s Dilemma’ Betty Johnston produced this beautifully textured book after creating the quilt telling the story. http://mrsechidna.com/the_book
The story quilt was hand-stitched in ‘stump work’, or three-dimensional embroidery, using a wide variety of textures, threads and stitches; the text was back-stitched, and embellished with cross-stitch eucalypts (gum leaves and flowers). Each section features different stitches, and a variety of textures. I completed each panel by hand-stitching it, ‘quilt as you go’ style.
Another great picture book by the very talented Dimity Powell is PS: Who Stole Santa’s Mail, http://www.dimswritestuff.blogspot.com.au/
Katherine Battersby created the brilliant Squish Rabbit and Brave Squish Rabbit.
Angela Sundae http://www.angelasunde.com/ has a lovely website showcasing Pond Magic.
There are many more so I’ll continue in my next post. Happy Christmas planning…