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You can have the latest in books as well as hard to find books about sewing, smocking and embroidery.  Click on to the navigation bars on the left to view specialty books on sewing, embroidery, or smocking.



insp index 2.jpg (43000 bytes)  Inspirations Index for issues 1 - 100. $25.00   A fabulous index that shows the projects for each issue as well as where to find your favorite designer and stitch illustrations.   A must have for those with a collection of Inspirations.


spargo creative stitching 2.jpg (66104 bytes)   Sue Spargo,  Creative Stitching Second Edition.  $32.00  A great reference book for many different embroidery stitches as seen in Inspirations and on Sue Spargo embroidered wool quilts. More stitches and detailed instructions.

home  sweet home.jpg (48838 bytes)Home Sweet Home:   Carolyn Pearce  $24.99  Now in stock.   This is a great project with loads of new stitches that you will love making.

 C lassic Sewing Summer issue:   $24.99      132 pages of smocking, embroidery, heirloom sewing. Full size patterns included.   Published 4 times per year.

Back issues available



  Jane Nicholas Stumpwork:    $32.00

RSN stumpwork.jpg (93049 bytes) Royal School of Needlework Essential Stitch Guide, Stumpwork. $21.95.  A great spiral bound book that gives in depth instructions on stumpwork with great illustrations.


jnstumpwork.jpg (26323 bytes)  Jane Nicholas,  Stumpwork Embroidery Designs and Projects. $32.95. Jane gives detailed instructions on stumpwork embroidery with large and small projects included.   A great book.



pretty party dresses.jpg (53251 bytes)  Perfect Party Dresses from AS&E.   $39.95.    Fabulous!!!   A must have to add to your AS&E collection.




ASE_INDEX_-_FRONT_COVER[1].jpg (31044 bytes) AS&E Index.  For issues 1 - 100.  $24.99


Wsshdwk.jpg (8587 bytes) Mastering Shadow Work Embroidery:  Wendy Schoen:  $29.95  This book shows
you all the ins and outs of shadow work embroidery.   Great color illustrations and designs.
pattern for Girl's dress and Boy's romper sizes 1-6. OUT OF STOCK



cb emb ch gowns.jpg (6408 bytes)  Embroidered Christening Gowns from Country Bumpkin:  44.95.  




Kmsewing.jpg (6329 bytes)Sewing With Whimsy:  Kari Mecca:  $24.95.  This book contains instructions for making  Kari's beautiful rickrack flowers, as well as many other embellishment ideas for rickrack, ribbons, trims and beads..  There are 3 patterns in this book.  Girls sundress,  Girls Puff Sleeve Dress both in size 2-6 and Girls Pinafore Size 18 and 24 mo.


Kmmorswg.jpg (7585 bytes)Kari Mecca:   More Sewing with Whimsey.  $29.95.    More of Kari's fabulous 
techniques of embellishment.   



Ofbbook.jpg (5859 bytes)Jeannie B's Book of Embroidery Designs and Stitches:  $19.00.  Long awaited book from Jeannie Baumeister that includes many dainty embroidery designs, alphabets for embroidery and shadow work and embroidery instructions.



Wshrbab.jpg (75358 bytes)Creating Heirlooms for Babies;  $25.00 .  Wendy Schoen.  This darling book has many patterns and designs for shadowwork and infant and toddler outfits.





Australian Smocking and Embroidery

I have some very popular out of print issues from years ago.   These will sell for $22.00 each. Issue numbers to be listed this month.  Or call the shop if you're looking for a special issue.

Out of print early back issues: $22.00 each.   Stock limited!  21,22,25,28,29,30,31,33,35,36,37,38,40,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,53,54,58,59,60.

Let me know if you are looking for others.    I do have some that are gently used.


Australian Smocking and Embroidery:  This magazine is published 4 times a year.  There are patterns included in each issue along with instructions for construction and smocking.  The photography is wonderful in this magazine with each garment  photographed in detail over several pages.  Back issues available from Issue 52 - 100 (as supplies last)  $18.00.  

as&e100.jpg (8113 bytes)AS&E  #100.  The Last Issue.  Reg $21.95    Now $15.00



Inspirations Magazine

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Inspirations Magazine:    Inspirations Magazine originates in Australia.  It is published 4 times a year.  The embroidery in this magazine is exquisite.  There are detailed photographs of how to information on techniques, stitches and the instructions and patterns are included for all designs in each issue.  Back issues available.  $18.00.  

    Back issues of AS&E and Inspirations are always in stock while supplies last



A-Z Books:


A-zbul.jpg (66453 bytes)A-Z of Bullions  $19.95

A-zstump.jpg (129381 bytes) A-Z of Stumpwork  $19.95

Azribbon.jpg (106787 bytes) A-Z Silk Ribbon Embroidery

A-zwhite.jpg (5201 bytes)  A-Z of Whitework:   $19.95

Azthrpnt.jpg (121091 bytes)  A-Z of Thread Painting  

A-zflow.jpg (60902 bytes) A-Z of Embroidered Flowers


A-zsmok.jpg (76280 bytes)The A - Z of Smocking Stitches: $19.95.  A must for every smocker.   This book is a valuable reference for anyone who smocks.  It covers pleating, construction as well as many smocking stitches including counterchange  and picture smocking.


A-zgold.jpg (8953 bytes)A-Z of Goldwork:  $38.00.  A beautifully illustrated book featuring the stitches of goldwork and silk embroidery.




Azwool.jpg (70198 bytes)The A - Z of Wool Embroidery:  $38.00.   The worlds most beautiful wool embroidery stitches and techniques that will surely be a resource for anyone interested in wool embroidery.


A-zemb.jpg (254736 bytes)A -Z of Embroidery Stitches:  This book is a must for any embroiders.  Full color  step-by-step pictures for each stitch make it so easy to learn.   $19.95 or  Spiral bound $38.00



Azstit2.jpg (8621 bytes) A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2:  $19.95,  Now reprinted.   More embroidery stitches


A-zknitting.jpg (58426 bytes)A - Z of Knitting:  $38.00

Azsew2.jpg (7809 bytes)  A-Z of Sewing: $38.00.Basic sewing and heirloom sewing techniques in easy to follow step by step
photos.   Spiral bound

a-zheirloom.jpg (7598 bytes)A - Z of Heirloom Sewing:  $19.95.  Finally the book we've been waiting for.    Loaded with photographs of heirloom sewing techniques and tips for the heirloom sewer.  A must for your A-Z library.


Azsew.jpg (121547 bytes)The A - Z of Sewing for Smockers:   $38.00 This is a must have book.   It has everything concerning construction of a smocked garment.  The step-by-step photographs will walk you through any technique.



Azbead.jpg (6285 bytes) A-Z of Bead Embroidery  $38.00



Holiday Books

wschemb.jpg (45448 bytes)Wendy Schoen: Embroidery Designs for Christmas:  $15.00  Over 150 designs for shadow work and embroidery along with 2 alphabets.  A great embroidery idea book for the holidays.