My customers were asking for a more universal gift option for the book lovers in their lives. That is how the idea to create a collection of hand embroidered bookmarks was born. A delightful silk embroidered bookmark is a thoughtful and unique gift for the person in your life who lives in the world of books. For a passionate collector, avid reader or enjoyer of all things beautiful! It will make her or him smile every time a book is opened. As my hand embroidered bookbindings, these bookmarks are embroidered by hand only, one little stitch at a time. I use pure silk threads; they provide a subtle sheen and quiet luxury to the embroidery. The embroidered fabric is then hand stitched with tiny overcast stitches to a satin ribbon. This design was inspired by early 19th century bookmarks, which were made of paper and attached to a silk ribbon. This collection of bookmarks is called “Century of Flowers”. It features slightly abstract flowers and leaves, I currently really enjoy creating these types of designs. I hope that these little bookmarks will provide many warm moments of joy to you.
These bookmarks are available in my Amazon.com shop. To go there, please press here or the big green button "Bookmark Shop" on the top right corner of this page.
My first bookmark collection "Century of Flowers" is now available on Amazon.com.
To go to the shop, please press here, or the green “Bookmark Shop” button, or type www.amazon.com/shop/embroideryisvital in your Internet browser.
This is one of the most expensive books in the world, and it is available to buy: „History of the Expedition under the command of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the Sources of the Missouri, thence across the Rocky Mountains and Down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean. Performed During the Years 1804-5-6.”
It is a narrative of the famous American land expedition. 1,417 copies were printed in 1814. Approximately 23 copies remain extant with very few in private hands. The journals originally were paperbound, with the plain cardboard front cover.
The price: 350 000 USD. It can be bought at Powell’s City of Books, the largest used and new bookstore in the world, occupying an entire city block and housing approximately one million books, located in Portland, USA
You can read more about this gem here and here.