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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... MoreAlice's Adventures in Wonderland

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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... MoreBirthday Present

(11 reviews) Review
1st May 2016

Archie Snufflekins Oliver Valentine Cupcake Tiberius Cat

Archie, Cupcake, Oliver, Valentine... the cat who lives on Blossom Street is called something different by everyone, and... MoreArchie Snufflekins Oliver Valentine Cupcake Tiberius Cat

(5 reviews) Review
6th October 2011

Don't Worry, Hugless Douglas

A new edition of this bestselling story with a striking new cover. Where do you go with a BIG worry? Hugless Dougla... MoreDon't Worry, Hugless Douglas

(5 reviews) Review
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... MoreGreek Myths Collection Gift Set

(2 reviews) Review
1st November 2005

SpongeBob SquarePants

Welcome to Bikini Bottom - an underwater city in the South Pacific, where you're guaranteed an ocean view - and home to ... MoreSpongeBob SquarePants

(2 reviews) Review
19th September 2019

Match of the Day Annual 2020: (Annuals 2020)

It's coming home... From the UK's number 1 football magazine, the very best footy annual is back! Cramm... MoreMatch of the Day Annual 2020: (Annuals 2020)

(2 reviews) Review
1st October 2015

Big Christmas Sticker Book

Three books in one, this bumper festive activity book will keep children busy for hours on end during the run-up to Ch... MoreBig Christmas Sticker Book

(1 review) Review
1st September 2014

Over 50 Memory Puzzles

A pocket-sized book packed full of fun memory puzzles and games. Puzzles include following star patterns, copying shark ... MoreOver 50 Memory Puzzles

(1 review) Review
1st September 2014

Over 80 Picture Puzzles

A pocket-sized book, packed full of fun observation puzzles and games. Children can test observation skills by exploring... MoreOver 80 Picture Puzzles

(1 review) Review
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