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    Miriam Edwards comes from a long line of dressmakers and tailors. Her mother taught her to make clothes for her dolls and then for herself, and alter she did the same for her own children. Miriam discovered patchwork when she went to the National Parchwork Championships with friends in 1992. She was enthralled by what she saw and came home weighed down with fabrics. She soon started attending classes and made her first quilt in 1993. In 2001 she became a Young Quilter's Representative, and she now holds regular children's workshops. Her patterns have been published in Patchwork and Quilting and Fabrications magazines.

    Claire Buckley has been a teacher and textile designer for 20 years, teaching in secondary schools as well as exhibiting her work in galleries. She is the Chairman of the Young Embroiderers Guild. Her designs use embroidery for fashion and accessories and she often uses recycled materials. Her projects for children have been featured in magazines as well as on the internet.

    Nancy Nicholson grew up in a creative environment as her parents were both textile designers. She attended Maidstone College of Art where she did a BA in Graphic Design, and then went on to The Royal College of Art where she did an MA in Fine Art Textiles. Since leaving college Nancy has been working to exhibition with works in paper, print and embroidery, and experimenting widely in many aspects of textiles and design, both commercial and fine art based, including contributing to craft books and magazine articles. For the past ten years she has taught art and craft to children and adults. Nancy lives in Kent.


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    1st January 2017

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Lewis Carroll's fantastical tale is an artist's dream. With the complete, unabridged text and glowing full-colour illust... More

    (37 reviews)
    5th September 2019

    Forgotten Fairy Tales of Brave and Brilliant Girls

    Once known, now largely forgotten, these empowering fairy tales have been brought together to inspire a new generation o... More

    (13 reviews)
    25th July 2016

    Birthday Present

    New title in this delightful storybook-and-stickers series, in which Bing finds it hard to hand over Sula's birthday p... More

    (10 reviews)
    3rd April 2017

    The Secret Garden: V&A Collector's Edition

    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a magical novel for adults and children alike. This new hardback i... More

    (9 reviews)
    1st January 2017

    10 More Ten-Minute Stories

    Reports show that reading or being read to for ten minutes every day will significantly improve children's reading ski... More

    (8 reviews)
    1st April 2016

    100 Things to Know About Space

    Space is a huge topic, but this friendly book breaks it down into bite-sized chunks, making it an accessible introduct... More

    (6 reviews)
    1st November 2016

    100 Things To Know About the Human Body

    Did you know you cry two types of tears? And up to 30 trillion red blood cells pass through your heart in a minute? With... More

    (6 reviews)
    1st October 2014

    Greek Myths Collection Gift Set

    Five story books, each a famous Greek Myth retold for younger readers, in a beautifully designed gift box. The stories a... More

    (2 reviews)
    1st November 2018

    100 Things to Know About Numbers, Computers & Coding

    Did you know there's a single spot on your brain that recognizes numbers? Or that the first computer bugs were actual in... More

    (2 reviews)
    29th October 2010

    Illustrated Stories for Bedtime

    Eight delightful tales of heart-warming fun and adventure. Stories include "King Donkey Ears", "The Enormous Turnip", "D... More

    (1 review)
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