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  • Publisher: Kansas City Star Quilts
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 02 February 2015
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781611691573
  • Stock: 7 in stock
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP Price: £17.99
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Journey With Sibbel

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An 18th Century Orphan's Study of Needlework by Susan Greening Davis & Sally Criswell

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Collect your favorite stitching tools, find your most comfortable chair and take a journey with Sibbel.

Authors Susan Greening Davis and Sally Criswell found Sibbel's sampler in Belgium, fell in love with it and brought it to America. Through their research, they have opened a window for us to see what life for Sibbel was like growing up in the 1700s, learning needlework techniques and coming to love stitching.
Within these pages is an interpretation of Sibbel's young life in a Netherlands charity home. As Sibbel creates the motifs in her sampler and learns special joining stitches, you are invited to stitch along. What you will have created is a stunning showpiece. In the project pages, you can create many of the items Sibbel would have made, such as her leather pincushion or the gorgeous stitching weight used to hold her sampler in place.

- Learn how Sibbel created some of her stunning work including her leather pin cushion and stitching weight
- Authors Susan Greening Davis and Sally Criswell through their research have opened a window for us to see what life for Sibbel was like growing u

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Sewing World

Susan Greening Davis and Sally Criswell found Sibbel's sampler in Belgium, fell in love wiht it and brought it to America. Through research, they discovered what life for Sibbel was like growing up in the 1700s and learning needlework techniques. This is an interpretation of Sibbel's young life in a Netherlands charity home. As Sibbel creates the motifs in her sampler and learns special joining stitches, you are invited to stitch along. In the project pages, you can create many of the items Sibbel would have made, sucha s her leather pincushion or the gorgeous stitching weight used to hold her sampler in place.


Crochet Addict UK

I can honestly say I have never has such an emotional connection with a craft book before like I have with this book! Even if you aren't a crafter but you love a good story I would still highly recommend this book. Susan & Sally went into a vintage sampler dealer's shop. They found this sampler and the dealer gave them as much history as he could about it. They took this information and did a bit more research. From what they found they have created the story of Sibbel. The story of Sibbel is a beautiful and painful one. It's the story of an orphan who wants the sampler to be perfect so someone who will choose her. It takes you through the problems she has with her stitches. You are provided with everything you need to create your own sampler and a number
of other beautiful projects as well. It takes a piece of history and makes it into something personal.
As you create your own you feel you are joining Sibbel in your stitching journey. There are pictures to help you with your projects as well as charts and patterns. The projects bring a wonderful addition to the sampler. They are useful and have the same beautiful vintage look as the sampler. I love the things you learn as you work your way through the book. As soon as my fabric arrives I'll be starting on my journey. I really love this book.


Karen Platt- yarnsandfabrics.co.uk

This is such a special book, it is a privilege to own it. It charts an orphans study of needlework in the 18th century. The authors found a sampler made by Sibbel in Belgium. Their research gives an insight into what life was like for a young orphaned girl in the 1700s. There are projects so that you can stitch too. I love Sibbels Journey shown on the front cover. The candlewrap and pin cushion are also very handsome and practical projects. All the projects are in cross stitch. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, with charts and templates where necessary. Throughout the pages of this book, you can read what the authors imagine to be Sibbels words, based on their research and the items she stitched. This book has a luxury feel, great photography and layout, the projects are very interesting too. Above all it is a wonderful story, following Sibbel on her journey and a chance to create similar projects. Home is where the stitch is.

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