Anita Shackelford has been an admired and respected quilt artist for quite some time. In 1997, she released her book "Surface Textures". This book is as valuable today as it was more than 10 years ago.
The book begins with "the history of raised work", with photos dating back to the 1700's and 1800's. Continuing on, Anita guides you through the process for making corded channels, padded work, stuffed work, feathers, and textured applique. Toward the end of the book, you will become acquainted with stippling patterns such as grids, echos, serpentine, rosettes, teardrops, and more. Finally, there is a chapter on suggested projects including clothing, home decor, and crafts.
Truly, a wonderful book for your library.