French Embroidery Workbook Kit

This kit, designed by Christel Gouze Elbaz, is the little sister of her original and extensive Embroidery Notebook. Designed over 10 years ago, it still boasts a fresh French feel. I could look at Christel’s beautiful kits all day, but I singled out this one which is simply perfect – not as extensive as the large version but quite beautiful as a collection of stitches.

Eight printed fabric pages offer the chance to learn over 50 stitches and variations. Full diagrams and instructions are included as well as a guide to binding your pages in a luxurious red felt cover with appliqué title.

Your kit contains fabric printed with stitch designs and names, threads, needle, ribbon, felt, plus full instructions. The finished book measures 21 x 15cm when closed.

£62.00

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The story of this little treasure

I met the truly talented Christel Gouze Elbaz at the Stitch Festival at the Design Centre in Islington early in 2020 and was quite simply transfixed by some of the worked pieces on her stand. She says that her projects are accessible to all and allow you to discover the pleasure of embroidering while creating useful objects and decorations. She calls it “The French Touch”!

Christel told me that she was taught by her grandmother and loves to use traditional stitches to create a modern and a vintage feel to her kits. I couldn’t resist adding two of her creations to my Treasures. Having a passion for samplers and a love of little fabric books, the two embroidery notebooks stand out as something to keep forever.