Gingerbread House Embroidered Book

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Another special treasure from Kate Bowles, who does remarkable things with my old pieces of stitching! This book started life as a little sampler originally stitched many years ago on unbleached Dublin linen.

The design covers all the outside of the book. The house was intended to be rather a magical house in an enchanted wood… There are a few French knots and bullion knots in the flowers which make me smile.

This book is made up with recycled papers, envelopes, squared paper and even manuscript papers. It has a twisted linen thread closure and is supplied wrapped in tissue and boxed.

The book measures 4 x 6in (10 x 15.5cm) when closed.


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The story of this little treasure

Kate Bowles makes these exquisite books from pieces of my counted embroideries, some of which are over 30 years old. I have designed quite literally thousands of cross stitch pieces since I started my business in 1983 and there are only so many that I can house. It is wonderful to see them being given a new life. Every time Kate makes me a book it is unique, and cannot be repeated.