And now we come to the final day of our 7 day, 7 book giveaway… people, I’m thinking this one –Draping: The Complete Course– is a game changer; this book is exquisite. It would seem that many agree with me, newly published last month, it is already out of stock. Oh wait, there’s a bit of confusion. Amazon shows it won’t go on sale until October 1st. Either way, I recommend pre-ordering it. You want to make sure you’ll get a copy when they come available. Really, you will. This is the book of the year, maybe even the book of next year. I haven’t ever seen anything like this –it weighs 4 pounds! All I can say is that I’m glad I don’t write draping books because this would be a tough act to follow.
Now. As a lot of you already know, I’m not too wild on draping. Not that I don’t care for it, not that I don’t think it’s a great thing and it definitely has its uses, but I’m one of those (apparently rare?) people who can create flounces, cowls -you know, all draped styles- with paper and pencil or CAD. Frankly until I started this blog, I didn’t know that everyone else couldn’t because any place I’d worked, everybody else drafted exclusively too. But anyway, I definitely plan to keep this book on hand to show visiting designers and maybe do a hands on exercise with them to show how they can learn to render their desired design effects with a bit of cloth and a form. [Speaking of forms, I have another cool new product waiting in the wings that I’m not allowed to announce just yet. Too bad it couldn’t have been timed to coincide with the release of this book.]
But I digress. You know another thing this book covers? Knits! Yeah, knit draping. Pretty cool huh?
Alright. I’m running too far short on time today so I will pick this review up later but being that I’m still committed to my publishing schedule, I have to post this as is. I have to figure out a way to temper my enthusiasm as I’m really excited about this book.
Draping: The Complete Course by Karolyn Kiisel
1200 illustrations, 320 pages
11.875″ x 8.75″, paperback
1 DVD with 32 video tutorials
35% discount at checkout with code BACKTOSCHOOL13 at the publisher’s website: Laurence King
Rules to enter today’s giveaway:
This book is very special and I prefer that people who enter to win it, have the means to use it. Meaning, please don’t enter unless you have a form or access to one. That said, leave a comment describing how draping resolves problems for you either in the development process or in being able to convey your desired effects. Please, one entry per person and if you’ve won before, you’re not eligible to win this one although you are certainly welcome to participate. Good luck everybody!