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“Hook Prod Punch Tuft: Creative Techniques with Fabric and Fibre.” Bloomsbury/ Herbert Press is available now.

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“Shedding The Shackles: Women’s Empowerment Through Craft.” Publ Bloomsbury/ Herbert Press is available now.

It has been widely acclaimed and is featured in many journal and magazine articles both in the UK and USA. It has been the subject of several radio interviews, podcasts and online events and presentations.

Some  reviews:

“I love everything about this brilliant, beautiful book. Not only are the photographs stunning, but Lynne Stein is a thorough researcher and a gifted storyteller. She brings to life the history of women and craft in various parts of the world, as well as sharing stories of exceptionally talented individuals which are both fascinating and inspirational.

Whether you enjoy crafting yourself, or you are simply interested in women’s history and how the boundaries between ‘fine art’ and craft have blurred in recent decades, you will find rich reading in Shedding the Shackles. It’s a colourful celebration of an important topic.

Bravo, Lynne Stein! You’ve done a super job of showing how women in various parts of the world have shed the shackles of poverty, and taken their rightful places amongst those we reverently call “artists””.


“This book offers readers a wide variety of art and technique to appreciate.” * Booklist *

“Lynne Stein’s beautiful book celebrates female crafts from across the globe.” * The Simple Things *

“Lynne has not only written about the work but the people behind the work. … She has produced a book that is both informative and interesting … It is a lovely book to delve into.” * Books Threads *

“There’s no shortage of colorful images or descriptions of how women have made beautiful items.” — Jeannine Clegg * Threads *

“This book takes the reader around the world through story and image […] I will revisit this book time and again, and dive more deeply into global textile traditions. Take some time to travel along with Lynne, you will be glad you did!” * Explore Fiber *

Podcast for KGNU radio in Boulder, Colorado, hosted by Miriam Schiff. It lasts 25 minutes. 

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“Rag Rug Creations: an Exploration of Colour and Surface” (Bloomsbury 2014) is now sadly out of print. However an exciting new edition entitled, “Hook, Prod, Punch, Tuft: Creative Techniques with Fabric and Fibre”, which includes additional tools, techniques and projects is now available. 

Rag Rug Creations - An Exploration of Colour and Surface