Category Archives: Textile Books

A Comfort Book

Ever had an idea and just run with it… A friend who is going through difficult times at the moment recently posted on facebook that she had heard about comfort boxes, the idea being that friends and family wrote something … Continue reading

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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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