Wildflower Tile Notebook

This gorgeous hand-crafted book from Kate Bowles is just a joy! The design was one of my early tile designs and includes poppies, viola, thistles and fritillary images within a stitched border. The cross stitch was worked as a counted design on 28-count Cashel unbleached linen using stranded cottons (floss).

Kate has filled the book with upcycled plain, squared and manuscript papers dotted with hand-crafted envelopes. The book has a linen tape closure and includes a gold-plated bee charm. It measures 4.5 x 6in (11.5 x 15cm) overall. The book is supplied tissue wrapped and gift boxed.

£65.00

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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.