Off On Another Adventure | A Fine Tradition 2

24th March 2023

Following on from the huge success of Margaret Light’s first book, A Fine Tradition released in 2021, readers and stitchers the world over have been eager to see more of Margaret’s spectacular designs.

Thanks to a prolific body of work accumulated over decades as a designer and tutor, when it came to selecting the projects to appear in her second book, it was more a case of deciding which children Margaret would leave out of the family portrait, such is the significance that each piece has to her.

With much fanfare and excitement, this week we’re beyond thrilled to announce the release of Margaret Light’s second book A Fine Tradition 2.

In this second volume Margaret takes us on another adventure showcasing projects inspired by wonderfully exotic locations visited during her international travels.

What can you expect to find inside? Fasten your seatbelts everyone, you are in for an epic ride!

We begin by visiting Andalusia in Spain where you’ll discover a Moorish necessaire, India is next to enjoy a cushion created using the traditional embroidery technique Kantha, now onto Istanbul where we take in a marvellous bowl of field-flowers echoing the décor from the Topkapi Palace.

Other projects that await us on our journey include a needlefold influenced by Ottoman textiles, a still life embroidery based on a 1662 Italian painting, a Resht handbag and jewellery roll from Iran, a chatelaine typical of the Deerfield Society and another still life embroidery, this time utilising imagery from a Khotan rug.

We’re not done yet! For those who enjoyed the fabulous tiles that were some of Margaret’s most popular projects from A Fine Tradition 1, we have a special treat for you.

This new book even includes three more tiles to add to your collection…

Moorish Tile from Portugal
Ottoman Tile from Istanbul
Delftware Tile from Europe

This is one of those needlework books where you don’t need to stitch a thing because the stories and the exquisite designs are so captivating it reads like an adventure picture book.

However, never fear, each and every design is accompanied by our trademark detailed step-by-step instructions so you can stitch your way around the world as well as read about it.

This book will leave you inspired and energised, ready for even more travel and needlework adventures!

A Fine Tradition 2

Margaret Light
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PS – Missed out on enjoying Margaret’s first book A Fine Tradition 1? We’ve got you covered… printed copies still available using the link below.

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