Love Stitching Notebook - Love

Love Stitching Notebook - Love by Jan Constantine

Format: Hardback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781909342408
Publisher: Jacqui Small
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Themed on some of Jan Constantine’s most iconic embroidery collections – Bugs & Beasts, Love and Flags – these pretty notebooks are the perfect size to carry in your handbag for making lists and notes when you are out and about, but they are also substantial enough to keep on your desk at home or work. With half lined paper and half plain, the notebooks are great for both lists and sketches. You may wish to use them specifically for your sewing projects – for keeping a record of fabrics, threads, measurements and patterns, for example, and for jotting down ideas and planning your own creations inspired by the beautiful photographs of some of Jan Constantine’s most colourful appliqué and hand-embroidery designs.

BUGS & BEASTS – Creatures from the garden and the seaside are an endless source of fascination, and ladybirds, butterflies, crabs and lobsters often feature in Jan’s exquisite embroidery.
LOVE – A perennial favourite subject, Love, Je t’aime, hearts and lips are recurring themes in Jan’s colourful appliqué designs.
FLAGS – The graphic shapes and bold colours of Union Jacks, Stars & Stripes and Tricolour flags cry out for unlimited reinvention and never seem to loose their appeal.

Jan Constantine spent her early career as a successful fashion designer in London before moving to the Cheshire countryside to build a career in interior design and raise two daughters with her husband David. Her homes have been featured in many prestigious magazines and he has appeared on several television makeover programmes. Jan has also worked as a stylist on various advertising campaigns and on magazines such as Italian Vogue and W. In 2002 Jan launched her hand-embroidery business, creating an exquisite range of original designs for textiles and home accessories, hand-worked on high-quality natural cottons, linens, wools and silks. In just a few years it grew from a cottage industry, with friends sewing round her kitchen table, to an established brand selling through its own website (, as well as supplying Harrods, Liberty of London, Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason and John Lewis in the UK, Bergdorf Goodman in New York, and several independent shops around the world. Jan's first book, Heirloom Embroidery, was published by Jacqui Small in 2008, her second book Love Stitching was published in 2011. Jan has been appointed the official licensee for hand-embroidered textiles by LOCOG for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and is also now licensing her brand to include many different product lines. Her collections now include stationery, china, greetings cards, gift wrap, kitchen textiles, cook ware, scented candles, bed linen and a home ware collection in collaboration with House of Fraser stores.
Format: Hardback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781909342408
Illustrations: c.6 colour photographs
Size: 5.827 in x 8.268 in / 148 mm x 210 mm