Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Book Book Book!

You may know that I spent the better part of last year working on a book which will be published by Lark Books. I finished up the bulk of the work in September and sent it off to be edited, layed out, proof-read, proof-read and proof-read....and that process continues. Today I will receive the final proof in the mail.

There were many exciting days in the book writing process, the day I was asked, the day my proposal was accepted, the day I finished the last project, the day I finished the last illustration, the day I finished the last edit, and I'm pretty sure the day it is finally released in September will be an especially good day.

But as excitement goes, seeing the book cover is close to the top of the list, and so today I share it with you!


Pretty, heh? I think it fits the whole opulent theme. The book is second in a series called Beadweaving Master Class. Diane Fitzgerald's Shaped Beadwork was first in the series. I've had the projects back since early this year and have been sharing sneak peeks as I travel and teach. Here are a couple of sneak peeks for the blog readers as well.







There are 24 projects in the book, illustrating different ways of working with right angle weave. There is fabric, rope, armatures, curves, embellishments, and layers. And each technique has 3 to 5 projects ranging from simple to more complex. I think beaders new to right angle weave will find plenty of designs they can create to build their skill level. There are also many designs which will advance the skill or intrique the more seasoned right angle weaver.

18 comments:

Doreen said...

Wow, Marcia, congratulations! Your book looks wonderful...great cover! I will need to buy it just for those gorgeous beaded rounds in the bottom pic. Love those!

Marcia DeCoster said...

Thanks, I was inspired by Heather Trimletts glass beads and I think it's a good combination.

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Marcia - how gorgeous! The cover is very elegant and sets off your stunning work.

Jacquie said...

Congratulations. The cover is beautiful, and I for one will be first in line to purchase it. Love your designs.

tnahowru said...

OH it's the most beautiful cover i've ever seen for a beading book!

txacctgcat said...

It is beautiful!! I can hardly wait to see it and work the projects.

See you in October - get your signature hand ready - everyone will make you sign the book when you get here to Dallas!

KatieN said...

Woo-hoo! The cover is beautful! And, it must be SO exciting to be this close to being completely finished with the book...I am excited to try some of them out - I love every piece that I have seen from the book!

Jean Hutter said...

WOW that cover is gorgeous. I can't wait for this book to come out!! The sneak peaks are so exciting.

Ralonda said...

That is truly lovely. RAW is my favorite weaving stitch and Bead embroidery is my first love. I look forward to getting to take your classes with the rest of the DBS members (maybe I can get the book before you teach us too)-- Have a blessed day!!!

Bianca Velder said...

I am really looking forward to this book, I have only recently embraced RAW with a vengeance. Being a writer, I know the tour de force creating a book can be, kudos to you, Mevrouw DeCoster. It is a legacy, congratulations.

vwise said...

Love the cover, i can not wait until the book comes out. Question regarding book will you have a supply source in your book?

Marcia DeCoster said...

vwise, Lark will post a source list on their website when the book is published. Thanks for aksing. Marcia

KV said...

Gosh, waiting until September for this treat of a book is going to be hard!

Gorgeous cover design . . .


Kathy V in NM

Lisa said...

Marcia dear . . . Book cover is OUTSTANDING! Kudos to you and all at Lark. Can't wait to see the finished product and bead every single design inside!

Mariposa said...

Puuuh... September, hu? A long time to wait, but I think it will be worth every minute! Just put it onto my wishlist at amazon :-))

Nancy K. said...

Marcia, I love the color and look forward to the book. The projects look just gourgeous. Nancy K.

Belinda Saville said...

Fantastic! I can't wait to get my hands on your book. I have recently started playing with RAW and am in love ♥...it's such a versatile stitch. You must be so proud and excited that your book is nearing completion...what an achievement! Congratulations Marcia :-)

Lynn said...

Classy, sophisticated, absolutely stunning Marcia!!! What a beautiful cover, and I know the inside will be just as gorgeous!