Crafty Book Review – Embroidery Companion

Embroidery Companion: Classic Designs for Modern Living

I’ve been a fan of Ms. Paulson’s adorable blog for years. (How could I not? Corgis! Crafts! Cakes!) So I was thrilled to see that she had a new book out, and about one of my favorite topics, no less.

The photography is simply gorgeous, and the pages are a lovely weight. Seriously. If you’re into that sort of thing, you’ll notice that this book just feels dreamy to hold. It is, quite frankly, a beautiful book. If you enjoy the art of embroidery, you should probably just get it. It’s gorgeous to look at, and would be very much at home on a coffee table.
There aren’t a ton of projects, but what’s there is top notch, and full of illustrated directions to help you along. There’s a good variety among the projects too. A little something for everyone. It’s not just traditional embroidery, but counted cross stitch and crewelwork as well.
But, can I confess something? The country time quilt is what won me over. Good grief, that is some cute stuff. (Page 31. Prepare to have your farmy socks knocked clean off.)

Check it out in detail here: Embroidery Companion: Classic Designs for Modern Living

(and why yes, that is an amazon associates link. i have to support my habit somehow. ^_^ )

About Claire

Absolutely Small is textile artist Claire Chambers. Claire Chambers is a crazy-pants artist/crafter who spends most of her time indoors, very near to Portland, Oregon. She likes making people laugh, chickens and pugs, and writing about herself in the third person. She is utterly obsessed with making things out of fabric.


  1. This looks like a very nice book on embroidery, Claire. :-) I love the cover picture, so I went ot see the inside pictures via your link. I just might have to add this book to my wish-list! :)
    Oh, and I didn’t know about her blog, so I will make sure to check it out. :)

    • Thanks for the comment!
      Posie Gets Cozy is such a cute blog! And the book, well, you already know what I think of the book. ^_^

  2. I barely sew and embroider and I think her books are yummy!

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