How to Catch a Frog: And Other Stories of Family, Love, Dysfunction, Survival, and DIY (Hardcover)

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This book gives a great insight into the creative life of Heather Ross, renowned textile artist, and how she came to that life. It contains wonderful stories about her childhood, living among an eccentric family of artists in rural Vermont. On asking her Mother why she couldn’t live a more normal life, her Mother told her “Well, you should thank me, because you have a lot of good stories instead.” And boy, does she! I was totally smitten with this magical memoir! — Becky Doherty

About the Author


Heather Ross is the author of the STC Craft titles Weekend Sewing and Heather Ross Prints, a fabric designer, and an illustrator of children’s books. She lives in New York City and the Catskills.

Praise For…


“Did we mention that the book is full of DIYs, awesome stories, and Heather’s own illustrations? You want it.”

— Creativebug Blog

“A powerful collection of stories.”

— Thread Cult

“It's a little bit DIY and a whole lot of autobiographical goodness.”

— Portland Modern Quilt Guild

“In the end, it’s clear that Ross learned to be self-reliant and that creating useful, handmade objects became a way of life for her.”

— BookTrib

“A very honest coming-of-age tale . . . the book reminded me of the powerful memoir Wild by Cheryl Strayed, and if you loved that book, this one will rock your world as well.”

— Meg Cox, quilt journalist, author, and instructor


Product Details
ISBN: 9781617690983
ISBN-10: 1617690988
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: May 20th, 2014
Pages: 240
Language: English
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