Stork Scissor & Thread Winder Book

This tiny little book has been hand crafted by Kate Bowles, using a little stork scissor motif that I used to fill an old printer’s tray some years ago. I never know what she will do with my stitched pieces and I always leave it up to her as she is so clever. This time she has used my scissor motif as the stitched spine and matched the cover to my thread selection.

The book includes upcycled plain, squared and manuscript papers dotted with hand-crafted envelopes. The book measures 3.5 x 4.5in (9 x 11.5cm) 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.