If you follow any of my social media channels or have spoken to me at a class or event, you will likely have heard all about my first authored book, that I have been working on for what feels like forever! It has been a LOT of work, late nights and dare I say it sore hands from stitching, stitching, stitching but definitely well worth it!
Embroidered Country Gardens is available for pre-order now from Amazon with a release date of July 2019! It contains 12 lovely floral inspired embroidery projects (not 6 as Amazon says) and is packed full of stitching tips and techniques for you to try over 144 pages. The concept behind the book is to encourage you to create your own garden using drawings of flowers and ideas for inspiration for creating your own, unique country garden.
It is aimed at both new embroiderers and more accomplished students, with a range of projects including needle cases, scissor keeps, keepsakes and gifts. The book also features a full-size pattern insert for making a vintage bag in which to keep the individual projects.
I’ve incorporated my love of nature, with an A-Z of English garden flowers and how to stitch them; a section on stitching common garden insects; and how to embroider iconic garden imagery such as birdbaths or garden ornaments. It’s a must for fellow nature enthusiasts!
I have had a wonderful time working with Search Press on this book! You can see some sneak peeks of projects from the book as well as some behind the scenes shots from the photoshoots below…
For retailers looking to stock the book then more information on Embroidered Country Gardens can be found in the Search Press Trade Catalogue here. See page 64.
You can also view some of the projects up close for yourself! I will be demonstrating projects and techniques from my book and will have a wonderful display of many of the projects at some of the upcoming shows and events including Sew for Pleasure this March. You can also try your hand at the projects themselves if you join me on my Great Escapes weekend at Moor Hall, Cookham this August.