We are now accepting books on exchange and credits to shop cards.
We are not buying stock for cash yet. We are operating under Level 2 restrictions.
Please note that we will require you
* to wear a mask at all times whilst instore
* sign in and sanitise your hands at entry
* maintain a 2m distance between you and other browsing customers
We are here to help you if you need assistance and are happy to organise a delivery for those who are still staying safe at home. Web orders will be processed and delivered via courier and NZ Post.
Store pick ups can be ordered online or organised by phone and email. We will send you an email when your pick up is ready to be collected.
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Our next book club meeting is on Monday 8 November at 6pm. Check out Facebook or email us to find out more.
Samplers have a long history in Britain, dating from the 16th century. A sampler was originally a collection of patterns gathered together for easy reference to be used in embroidery and needlepoint lace. Later they developed into a schoolgirl's exercise and today are more often used to record stitches than patterns. This book traces the history of samplers in Britain and includes examples of long, darning, map, school, stitch and plain sewing samplers as well as those associated with great events and private griefs and joys. A few samplers are included from other countries for comparison. Some of the stitches which have been most commonly used have been drawn so that interested readers can make a sampler for themselves...