Especially the ones with lots of photos.
At my studio I have all my textile books, both the ones for inspirations as well as the the ones with technical weaving information.
BORO by David Sorgato is an amazing book full of fantastic photos of BORO textiles from Japan. I have in an earlier post written about Boro from Gallery KEI in Kyoto.
Each page is like this; delicate, full of texture, stitching, indigo, white, kasuri ...
If you want to purchase a BORO textile you can do it from either Gallery KEI, Sri Threads or Kimonoboy.
Radical lace & subversive knitting from Museum of Arts and Design is another I love love love book I have.
It is divided into different categories of where lace /knit are used, outdoor, indoor, fashion ...
It is full of different kinds of artist who work with lace /knit in different kinds of materials. So beautiful.
TEXTILES TODAY by Chloë Colchester is a special book for me. In 2007 I went to London for an ETN workshop. In the same week I were there, the London Design Week were happening.
At a bookshop I saw this book and I always run quickly through it, and suddenly I saw a photo of my own textile. I had to buy it.
My textile (right in the bottom) is among text and photos of the Japanese company NUNO. Nice!!
A very good friend of mine Lene Bennike is a photographer.
She has written the book Ørkenkvindernes Tæpper; quilts and portraits from Kutch.
Every page is delicate, full of so much passion.
I am the lucky owner of an antique Desertquilt from Kutch.
When beeing in Japan in 2009 I feel in love with the Tamari balls.
On the blog Japanese Textiles by Rod Byatt you can find a lot of information about this fantastic technique.
BOUCHEROUITE by Gebhart Blazek is a book full of colors, texture and structure. A favorite.
I am so fortunate to have a Boucherouite or RAG of my own. You can read about it here.
The danish textile designer Kirsten Fribert have started selling the carpets.
In 2008 this book of Danish Textile Art were published and I am in it with a profile and work. Three room dividers at the Foundation Realdania and my upholstery Checkpoint from Kvadrat.