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Garden Gnome Cloth Quiet Book


Based on a book the artist's grandmother, Elly, sewed for her eldest grandchild, this is a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind "quiet book".  Within its pages are vintage embroideries and upcycled fabrics which preserve the labor of beautiful stitcheries and bring them into present use. These books focus on the colors, textures, and themes found in nature and slow living.  The artist makes them by choosing themes from amongst thrifted and upcycled fabrics and sewing the pieces into book format, while adding her own embroidery along the way.  

This book includes hand-embroidered pages of butterflies, bugs, bluebirds, and many floral motifs.  A lift-the-flap butterfly hides a sweet ladybug under its wing and a cloth gnome "bookmark" can be played with on any page will close up within the book for safe-keeping. It measures 5 inches by 7 inches.

This is an heirloom-quality fabric storybook made by hand- and machine-sewing.  Sturdily-sewn for little hands in a smoke-free, pet-friendly studio.  Spot treat or hand wash only.  Do not put into the washing machine.  All fabrics pre-washed in Seventh Generation detergent for sensitive skin.  Meant for loving!

Materials: cotton, linen, wool, and/or cotton blends.  Hand-sewn bindings.


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