Portuguese Whitework by Yvette Stanton, softback published in Australia by Vetty Creations. ISBN 978-0-9757677-5-7, price 14.99 in the UK available from www.searchpress.com
Yvette Stanton is one heck of an embroiderer, who is also savvy enough to have produced a string of the finest embroidery books around. She produces the kind of books I like. Great instructions, clear photographs, easy to follow but also an innovative take on traditional techniques. Yvette always goes that extra mile – her books are beautiful. This one comes with great projects from small ornaments or a bookmark to a table runner, tablecloth or cushion and a pattern sheet. There is a brief history of this type of embroidery, which is based on drawn thread. Any embroiderer will be delighted with this book, get one for your friend too. Best traditional embroidery book of the year and a book to really treasure.