If you're looking for a fabric dictionary or a swatchbook, you've come to the right place.

We sell All About Silk, All About Cotton and All About Wool by Julie Parker, a former newspaper editor turned fabric junkie. The three books in her Fabric Reference Series explain the different types of fabric made from silk, cotton and wool, using plain English instead of confusing technical jargon.

Each book is part dictionary, part swatchbook. A detailed description of each fabric is illustrated with a real cloth example, right there on the same page, which clarifies in the simplest way what a silk taffeta, cotton seersucker or boiled wool actually looks and feels like.

This award-winning series is used by design schools to teach students about textile fibers and fabrics, including the prestigious Parsons the New School for Design in New York.

The more you know about fibers and fabrics, the more successful you will be as a designer, whether you are creating clothes for mass production or just for one. All your effort from inspiration to execution will be wasted if you choose the wrong fabric for your project. Julie Parker's books will help you figure it out.

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