Little Church & Tree Sampler

This charming square covered book makes marvellous use of the shape and style of the sampler I stitched over ten years ago. With a variety of sampler-style trees, a complete alphabet and a pretty traditional English church motif, this is a very special little book. The embroidery includes ray stitch, cross stitch, satin stitch, backstitch and half Rhodes stitch.

The book includes upcycled plain, squared and manuscript papers dotted with hand crafted envelopes. The book measures 4.5 in square (11.5cm) The book is supplied tissue wrapped and gift boxed.

£55.00

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Findings

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.