Kew Book Of Nature Samplers

Hello everyone

Hope this finds you well and enjoying the warmer weather. I will be away in the UK visiting my girls in July, so the shop will be close on Friday 23rd June – 19th July 2023. Thank you for your understanding and I have some exciting new products to share with you on my return.

Kew Book Of Nature Samplers

This week I am thrilled to announce that my new book The Kew Book Of Nature Samplers has finally been released in the UK, Europe and Australia and will be released in the USA on July 18th. It is available to order at Search Press, and Amazon UK and to pre-order at Amazon and any other good online booksellers. You can find more information on my site here.

Review by Mary Corbet

Incase you missed it, you can read a review by Mary Corbet of Needle N Thread of the book.

What’s in the book

This is the second book in collaboration with The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. With the first book I was given access to their botanical art collection, and worked closely with the archives and library, but in this second book I worked more closely with artists associated with Kew and took inspiration from their botanical illustrations to create the samplers.  Working with Kew has been such a privilege and helped me get more in touch with nature and to look more positively at our environment.

The Kew Book of Nature Samplers is exactly what it says – “Nature Samplers”. The samplers feature a vast array of fauna and flora, including butterflies, bugs, birds, a rabbit and a hedgehog; lotuses, foxgloves, poppies, toadstools, and numerous wildflowers. I am particularly excited about this book because the sampler style projects offer you the option of completing a whole project or you can choose to extract individual aspects and stitch one or more of the elements in each design. None of the elements are overwhelming and each one is happily portrayed on its own or as a whole. I have to say that I LOVED stitching the projects for this book, it was very uplifting!

Like all my books the projects are listed from entry level to more advanced and includes a stitch sampler for beginners. I am very mindful of introducing those who are new to Needlepainting very steadily, so you can progress step by step through the book, but also for catering for those who have some previous experience and want to challenge themselves to new ideas. The book also includes a short chapter on dyeing your own fabrics with vegetable and natural dyes.

You will be pleased to know that most of the projects stitched use DMC or Anchor stranded cotton with substitutes listed for each. So there are no difficult threads to source and the fabrics used are all available in my shop. There are iron on transfers included for each project in a folder at the back of the book. The iron on transfers have been improved upon and tested, so you should find them easy to use. You can find more information on how to use the iron on transfers here.

Each new book includes something different and challenges us to progress with our Needlepainting, as in the spiky quills on the hedgehog and the tendrils on this pod! I very much hope you love this book as much as I have loved creating it for you.

Till next time, wherever you are in the world, keep smiling and happy stitching.


17 thoughts on “Kew Book Of Nature Samplers”

  1. Dear Trish! I have a very sensitive question: I’ve bought your new magnificent book, and I made a video review about it. As I am an embroidery and botanical artist myself I make online courses based on my designs, and I have (russian speaking with Russian editions) online students from around the world. Some of them complain that they have some of your books and they don’t have enough skills to understand how to embroider your designs, they need more pictures or even video process. So they ask me to show them step by step what to do, how to apply your manuals in a closed online club for little payment. They all have your printed books and they asked me to ask you what you think about it? All I’m gonna do is to write down, make videos and photos about embroidery steps on those designs they all have in books (i am not gonna share any pictures or descriptions or designs or numbers of threads), just my actions.
    Please tell me what you think about it!
    We all respect you and your works very much!

  2. Can’t wait to get this book. Instructions are always clear. Photographs are beautiful and have really helped me to make beautiful reproductions with silk and needle. 👍👍👍

  3. My copy arrived yesterday although not expected until next week. A beautiful book and it is great to be able to pick out individual designs

  4. Trish, I’ve just received my copy of the Kew Sampler book, and it is exquisite.

    Congratulations on another stunning publication.

  5. I am pleased to say that I received my copy of this book last week Wednesday (from Booktopia in Australia). It is a lovely book! Thank you, Trish, for all your hard work and sharing your knowledge with us.

  6. What a beautiful book! I can’t wait to purchase and explore! Should I order it through Amazon or directly from you? I am in the USA. Thank you for the thorough instructions! I appreciate that you appeal to a variety of stitchers at varying levels.

  7. Hi Lynda. It is not available yet but will be in a few weeks time. You will have to order online from Loot, Exclusive or Waterstones. Trish

  8. Hi Trish
    Love the photos of your new book. Especially the hedgehog! I have the first one and think it would be very rude not to buy this one too. My order is in!
    Have a lovely holiday with your daughters. We’re having the most gorgeous weather in the UK at the moment. Hope it lasts for your visit.
    Travel safe
    Best wishes

    1. Hi Debbie yes it would be very rude not to buy this one too !! (lol:) Looking forward to being in your part of the world. Thank you and I hope you enjoy it. Trish

  9. Thank You so much for your beautiful art and inspiration. I have just placed a pre-order on Amazon since I’m in the US.

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