Post Christmas often leaves us with lots more time on our hands. Why not fill that spare time with some great new sewing projects....
Stitch by Cath Kidston
Cath Kidston third book "Stitch" is a great successor to her previous books, "Sew", and "Make" Cath Kidston has become a british icon, making florals chic again, and popularising kitsch culture.
Stitch is a fabulous project book for fans of needle-point, or indeed for anyone interested in getting started with needlepoint/cross stitch. There are a great selection of projects from simple pincushions, to elaborate cushion covers, All the designs are classic Cath Kitson, and the book is a real treat for anyone waating to dip into contemporary surface decoration, or for experienced cross stitcher looking for inspiration. Not only is the book full of contemporary ideas, but you get a free zipper purse too! My personal favourite is the stanley dog pencil case- a really iconic Kidston design. Given my schedule, i am foing to start with a stanley dog motif badge.
If you're hoping for some book tokens this christmas, go pick up a copy of Stitch. It's readily available on the high street and is published by Quadrille publishing limited.