Don’t look behind you and duck, I’m only talking about The Second Carolingian Modelbook.  Here’s the tentative cover


It’s getting closer to publication.  I am NOT ready yet to take pre-orders, but when I am, I’ll post here.

What it will have:

  • 180 or so pages, including 75 plates of graphs – 50 line unit, 25 block unit.
  • Over 250 individual patterns, with museum citation sources, degree of fidelity to the source, and (when available) date and provenance, plus height and repeat width stitch counts.
  • Articles on stitching methods, commonly used names for the styles, etc.
  • Index, source bibliography, research bibliography
  • Photo illustrations of some of the patterns, worked.

To chivy myself along towards completion I post my to-do list:

  • Finish the description and how-to photos of the meshy stitch, so often used as background in historical voided pieces


  • Finish the last few entries in the index
  • Correct some of the earliest drafted pages, updating a typo in the background frame

Once these things are done I can do final prep for electronic publication, and finish up the legal/infrastructure needs of setting up the business end of the offering.

I know everyone has been VERY patient.  I promise the thing will be worth the wait.

9 responses

  1. I can’t wait ! It’s so exciting. Thank you Kim for all your efforts and generosity. You a rare bird you are ! I would rather look at these upcoming treasures than have sex with my husband…………YES INDEED !

  2. Elaine Wimberly | Reply

    So happy!!!

  3. Oh Joy! Is it going to be available as a hard copy?

    1. Not sure yet. That’s one of the details we have to iron out. At an illustration-heavy 185 pages, it will be extremely expensive in hard copy. I’m trying to keep it as affordable as possible. More on this as we get more intel.

  4. Elaine Cochrane | Reply

    Ooh, this promises to be wonderful! It will be a wonderful addition to my library. Will you be selling time as well if you have any left over? As for format (for the book, that is), downloadable pdf suits me – postage from the US would be a killer.

    1. If you are talking about the first book, I never had any at all. Just my author’s copy. But I will try to re release its pages in some form or another.

  5. I’m very impatient to see your new book. I look forward to have it in my stitching room. It will perfect a downloadable pdf to get accross the Atlantic to Italy.

  6. Your first book is one of my most treasured resources for period patterns (I’m SCA and a Laurel). Absolutely delighted to see another volume is forthcoming. Bookmarking your site so I can get it ‘hot off the presses’!

  7. Oooh, I can’t wait! I’ll just sit here in my puddle of drool waiting… 😉

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