Book Review – Mastering the Art of Embroidery by Sophie Long – Win a copy!


It's the Fifth Friday Festival of Fabulousness from Mr X Stitch!Mastering the Art of Embroidery by Sophie Long - cover

Sophie LongOpens in a new tab. is a graduate of the Royal School of Needlework, an extremely talented embroiderer and has the dubious honour of being the person that taught me the waste knot technique for cross stitch. So I was pleased to see her new book, Mastering the Art of Embroidery, hit the stores. It’s a cracker.

Mastering the Art of Embroidery by Sophie Long - contents

Sophie’s talent in embroidery shines throughout the book, with clear illustrative examples of several stitch types, and inspirational designs for you to try.

Mastering the Art of Embroidery by Sophie Long

The book is well laid out, with big pictures and plenty of explanations of the different techniques. If you’ve ever wanted to dip into the finer side of embroidery, this book is a great tool.

Mastering the Art of Embroidery by Sophie Long - pg 44

As well as all the instruction there are interviews with an assortment of quality embroiderers, and it’s a real treat to see our good friends Urban ThreadsOpens in a new tab. making an appearance.

Mastering the Art of Embroidery by Sophie Long - Urban Threads interview

Mastering the Art of Embroidery is published by Jacqui Small Publishing and is available from all good retailers. MrXStitch readers can take advantage of the following discount code!

To order Mastering the Art of Embroidery (9781906417956) for £24.00 including p&p* (RRP: £30.00), telephone 01903 828503 and quote offer code JS222. Or send a cheque made payable to: Littlehampton Book Services Mail Order Department, Littlehampton Book Services, PO Box 4264, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3TG. Please quote the offer code JS222 and include your name and address details. *UK ONLY – Please add £2.50 if ordering from overseas.


But wait! There’s more! You could win a copy of Mastering the Art of Embroidery!

In our last post we explored some of the apps that are available to help your stitchingOpens in a new tab.. All you have to do to win a copy of the book is leave a comment with your favourite app for us all to enjoy! If you can, try to make it something that we might not have heard of, as it’s always good to get new recommendations!

Competition closes at midnight GMT on 8th June, at which point (or possibly in the morning after) I’ll count the comments and use Random Number Generator to pick a winner. Good luck!


Mr X

Jamie Chalmers, aka Mr X Stitch, aka the Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery is the founder of the Mr X Stitch site, the world's longest running embroidery blog, the curator of PUSH Stitchery and the author of the Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch. He is also the founder of XStitch, the game-changing cross stitch design magazine which launched in Summer 2017.

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