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Making Room – a Book Sale!


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We need room! Our little studio is about to expand with a few delectable things – we’re awaiting a nice shipment of linens, we’re assembling a boatload of kits, we have some new specialty kits coming in, we’ve got boxes of threads arriving any day now, and we are expecting brand new books in the next month.

I was contemplating all this, and looking at our shelf space, when I decided we really need to move some books out.

And so, to alleviate the crunch, I’m having a 15% off sale on all the current, in-stock embroidery books (not e-books) in my shop. If you have any of these fine embroidery books on your wishlist, now is a great time to grab them for your library!

Read on to get the discount code and the details of the sale…

Embroidery Book Sale!

Between today and the end of August (ie, midnight, August 31), all hard copy needlework books in my shop are on sale. You can find all the books that are in stock right now listed here. There are several pages of book listings there.

These are all fine hand embroidery books imported from other countries and not available through discount outlets.

You’ll find a wide array of books published by Inspirations Studios, instructional tomes like Alison Cole’s Masterclass books, gorgeous books on Italian reticello, and all of Elizabetta Sforza’s project books.

And all of them are 15% off between now and September 1st!

The Discount Code

To get the sale price, you must enter the discount code BOOKS15 when you check out, just like this:


Please make sure to double-check that you have entered the code correctly (it’s best to copy and paste the code, if you have any doubts).

The discount cannot be applied retroactively, after your order has gone through. Please make sure to enter the code at the time you place your order.

We will refund excess shipping charges on orders with multiple books. Normally, we can fit several books in one flat rate box for considerably less postage. In those circumstances, shipping discounts will be refunded once your order has shipped.


While there are several books in the shop that we try to keep in stock all year, there are many in our current inventory that we will not be restocking – mostly because they’re already out of print (or soon will be), or because we just don’t have room for them.

So if you’re looking for any of these books for your own library, to give to friends, to slide under the Christmas tree from Santa, now’s a great time to pick them up!

Here’s to a terrific weekend!

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    1. The following books are still in stock, as of Monday morning:

      A Fine Tradition 2
      Flowers for Elizabeth
      Willing Hands
      Willing Hands 2
      Punti a Giorno
      Punti Antico
      Hardanger: Cornflowers & Other Flowers

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