Category Archives: Textile Books

Stitching 4 the Soul Book SAL

I started this fabric book last summer, late to the party but it didn’t matter, Anne Brooke has all of her lovely tutorials on YouTube. Having stitched a double page spread every three weeks I have finally finished it, happy … Continue reading

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Stitching 4 the Soul SAL

I was late to the party with this SAL, it was organised by Anne Brooke during the first lock down, she’s now doing a 52 week one of little embroideries to go on a luggage tag. I managed to resist … Continue reading

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Anthea Book of Days

It’s happy dance time! Yesterday I finished my Anthea Book of Days and I’m very happy with it! I started this project last January when Faby Reilly started her Anthea Calendar stitch-a-long, each month she released a beautiful cross-stitch of … Continue reading

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Covering my Book of Days

After working out how to bind my fabric book, the next stage was to make a cover. Having found how attractive the binding can be, another time I might make the covers the same way and just bind the whole … Continue reading

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Binding the Book of Days

Having finally stitched all my pages for my Book of days, the next task was to bind them together. I’ve been pondering for a few days how to bind my Book of Days. I’ve never done bookbinding, when I made … Continue reading

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Anthea Book of Days

I’m making good progress with my Anthe Book of Days, having completed all twelve flower pages and wordplays I started stitching the pages together last week. However I still needed a front title page and a back page, otherwise January … Continue reading

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Making my Book of Days

When I made my stitchbook a couple of years ago a few readers asked me to write a tutorial on how to make the actual book. Life got in the way and apologies but it was never written. The double … Continue reading

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Stitching 4 the Soul SAL

Ever started something to find further down the line it makes things tricky? When I started my #sewing4thesoulbook in the summer I decided that rather than making a book from batting and then embroidering directly onto each page (as Anne … Continue reading

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Stitching4thesoul SAL

I started the ‘stitching 4 the soul’ project very late in the day, I think it ran over the first lockdown. It was organised by Anne Brook of Hanne-made, her videos are still on Youtube together with the subsequent Christmas … Continue reading

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Anthea Calender SAL

This morning I put the last few stitches in ‘December’ for the Anthea Calendar, this is the last one in the series of twelve beautiful flower designs by Faby Reilly. It’s been fun trying to guess what the seasonal flower … Continue reading

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