Blue & White Alphabet Book

This charming hard back book is completely covered with a monochrome sampler worked in counted cross stitch on 28-count Cashel linen. The sampler design was a detail on one of my antique samplers, and was worked using a single colour of stranded cotton stitching over two fabric threads. The design features ABC in uppercase and then the whole alphabet in lowercase embellished with little bird motifs and some simple flower shapes.

The book includes upcycled plain, squared and manuscript papers dotted with hand-crafted envelopes. The book has a linen twisted cord and linen button closure and measures 3.5 x 4.5in (9 x 11.5cm) overall. 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.