Alphabet & Flowers Book

This dear little book is a real treasure. Though tiny, it is completely covered in counted embroidery. This is an extract from a sampler I designed some years ago and it includes a complete uppercase alphabet with gorgeous flower motifs filling one corner. The embroidery includes Bullion roses, Buttonhole bars, cross stitch and backstitch all worked on antique cream evenweave linen.

The book includes upcycled plain, squared and manuscript papers dotted with hand crafted envelopes. The book has a linen tape closure and measures 3.5in square (9cm). The book is supplied tissue wrapped and gift boxed.


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The story of this little treasure

I met Kate Bowles for the first time on my stand at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate some years ago. We got talking and she showed me an example of her hand-bound books. I haven’t been without one in my handbag since.

This new range of embroidered books have been hand crafted by Kate and she has, as always, been so clever with her use of the embroidered pieces and the shape of the completed handmade books. All the counted cross stitch pieces are designs of mine from my archive (otherwise known as the loft) and most are worked on 28-count Zweigart linen using stranded cottons.