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  • MS.8932 – a Medieval Embroidered Folded Almanac

    £24.95

    Wellcome Collection’s MS.8932 is a small yet exceptional artefact. It is a rare example of a medieval folded almanac, and a superb copy of John Somer’s Kalendarium. Moreover, it is covered in the earliest surviving intact English embroidered binding, thus presenting an unrivalled opportunity to learn more about bindings, embroidery and production methods dating from the medieval period.

  • Sweet Bags

    £29.95

    An Investigation into 16th and 17th Century Needlework. Jacqui Carey has been meticulously analysing English textiles that have survived from the late-sixteenth to early-seventeenth century. The object-based research revealed a range of ‘lost’ needlework stitches, and this book aims to re-establish an understanding of these stitches by looking specifically at sweet bags.

  • Elizabethan Stitches

    £24.95

    The author’s detailed study of surviving artefacts has revealed that many of the stitches found on 16th and 17th century textiles differ from those used today. For over one hundred years, publications discussing historic English needlework have described the historic stitches in relation to the stitches made popular by women such as Thérèse de Dillmont, Grace Christie (writing as Mrs. Archibald Christie), and Mary Thomas.

  • The Book of Braids

    £21.95

    A New Approach to Creating Kumihimo. Over 130 specific examples are used throughout the book to illustrate each point, with the purpose of revealing the concepts behind the making of kumihimo, and explaining how these ideas can be employed to create new designs.

  • Creative Kumihimo

    £14.95

    Braid making can be found throughout the world, but as with many other subjects the Japanese braids have a distinctive character of their own. Kumihimo has been an integral part of the Japanese culture for many centuries encompassing both qualities of function and decoration.

  • Beads & Braids

    £18.95

    A practical and inspirational guide to the many ways of combining beads with braids. 120 different samples with full working instructions made using just 8 bobbins. Illustrated with diagrams and photographs. Bursting with ideas using full colour throughout.

  • Book: Round the Twist

    £7.95

    The first in the OTT embellishment series. Ideal for any textile enthusiast who wishes to create complimentary embellishments. Exploring simple yet effective techniques that require little or no equipment.

  • Round The Beading Twist

    £7.95

    The second in the OTT embellishment series. Ideal for any textile enthusiast who wishes to create complimentary beaded embellishments. Exploring simple yet effective techniques that require little or no equipment.

  • Braids & Beyond

    £7.95

    From military braids to mouse traps, antique to modern and handmade to industrial. How centuries of skill have turned a piece of string into a work of art. 56 pages wire bound.

  • Japanese Braiding The Art of Kumihimo

    £10.99

    This book will start you on the basics of Japanese braiding. There are full step-by-step instructions for each move, followed by pictures of lovely examples to inspire you. Originally was titled Beginner’s Guide to Kumihimo.

  • Chinese Braid Embroidery

    £15.95

    Braid embroidery is just one of the many wonderful textile traditions found in China. This book is intended as a snapshot of the technique, providing insights into its history and development, as well as a look at the situation today. Materials and equipment are considered, ranging from the made-for-purpose to household alternatives.

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