Green & Gold Fritillary Band Book

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Another lovely handmade book with a hard-back cover and decorated spine. The embroidered spine is made up from a hand-stitched mini band sampler I stitched about ten years ago!

The sampler includes cross stitch, hemstitch, Rice stitch, adapted double cross stitch and long-legged cross stitch and is worked in soft greens, gold metallic and lilac stranded cotton (floss). Open the book to discover upcycled plain, squared and manuscript papers dotted with hand-crafted envelopes. The book has a linen tape closure and measures 4.5 x 6ins (11.5 x 15cm) overall. The book is supplied tissue wrapped and gift boxed.


1 in stock

1 in stock


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.