Another entry from long ago. The link provided is no longer good, but the advice still holds. Copies do surface every now and again on eBay and on AbeBooks. Nothing has changed about my royalty situation or the low esteem in which I hold the owners of the publishing firm and their total lack of responsibility. This first appeared on 24 June 2004.

Some people have asked me where to buy my book of charted embroidery patterns. I have to say that there aren’t many places that sell it. It’s a long, sad story involving publishers who were sloppy and unprofessional at best, and downright unscrupulous at worst. Copies do surface every now and again. I wish I could say that I was selling them, or that I had a prayer of getting royalties from those transactions, but I don’t.

However a friend just notified me that some copies have surfaced on eBay. The seller isn’t the original publisher, they appear to be an independent bookseller. I also apologize that the books appear to be going for well over the original cover price. I have absolutely no affiliation with this seller, nor will I benefit from these sales. But if you’re desperate for a copy, it’s the only source I know.


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  1. Mistres Ianthe, I was thrilled to find this site when searching for the ISBN number for the New Carolingian Modelbook. I have been an SCA member in An Tir for four years now, and one of my first projects was a blackwork shirt using the jester on the picket fence pattern from your book. The New Carolingian Modelbook is actually available from the Regina, SK, Canada public library. I have sinced stitched many, many of the patterns from your book – always singing your praises as I do so. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the work you put into this book!! — Umm Bishar Amatallah Bint Dirar al-Qurtibiyya

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