Remember last year I mentioned working long hours on projects that were under wraps? Well, I can now reveal what one of them was.
It began with a short email from a London-based publisher. Would I be interested in contributing a chapter of about 150 hand embroidery motifs to a book for dressmakers and needlecrafters? Of course I would. Author Margaret Rowan was already busy at work on Stitch! The Complete Guide to Handstitching & Embellishing Techniques and wanted to include a chapter of small designs that made use of the decorative stitches featured in the book. And so began a few months of designing, planning, writing, stitching, prepping and couriering between Johannesburg and London… Exciting stuff. And the end result:
I’ll be reviewing the book for the next edition of The Stitch & Thimble, which is undergoing a growth spurt (watch this space). So look out for it there.