i was excited when a package arrived from abrams books (the publisher of printing by hand) with a copy of vera, the art and life of an icon. i’ve been wanting to see this book for a while! vera neumann has been an idol of mine for a long time. she was such a prolific and successful textile designer. what i enjoyed most about the book was reading about her life and her business. she had a close friendship with alexander calder (and her prints inspired by his work are some of my favorites). i’ve always wanted to know more about her, and had a hard time finding information in the past. the book would be a great holiday present for a textile lover!