Little Tall House Book

This exquisite square hardback notebook has a decorated spine which partially overlaps the back and front cover. The embroidered area measures 4 x 4.5in (10 x 11.5cm) and is a traditional sampler featuring an alphabet, trees, insects, flowers and initials. The stitches used include cross stitch, backstitch, French knots and buttonhole bars.

When closed, the book is almost an inch (2.5cm) thick and includes envelopes, plain, lined and squared paper. It measures 4.5in (11.5cm) tall. 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.