Little Red Sampler Book

This hard-back notebook has a decorated spine, which overlaps onto part of the back and front covers. The design was inspired by a Dutch sampler seen whilst visiting Amsterdam some years ago, and is stitched on 32-count Belfast linen using one strand of thread only giving the stitching quite a delicate look.

Inside, the book is made of upcycled squared, linen and plain papers with hand-crafted envelopes and even manuscript papers. It has a linen tape closure and measures 4.5 x 6in (11.5 x 15cm) closed. 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.