Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Notebook

As always Kate is so clever with the way she uses the embroideries I send her, and never more than with this example. She has used this small oak leaf and acorn motif as the decorated spine on this dear little A6 hardback book, including the gorgeous French knot details on the acorn cups.

The design was worked in counted cross stitch with the addition of randomly stitched French knots and backstitch details. The book includes upcycled plain, squares 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.


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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.