About the books... they high quality paper, laminated cardstock covers, spiral bound. Both books discuss threads, techniques for stitching, and general ways to better accomplish these designs. Lots of photos and illustrations. Designs may be quilted on BOTH longarm and domestic machines! Here is the direct link to my website where the BOOKS may be ordered. If you want one autographed, indicate that in the "instructions to merchant".
1. Dense & Dainty (93 pg) is all about dense fills that can be stitched free-hand. These designs require minimal marking and next to no template use. Though patterns may be scaled to the user's desired size, I like them small anywhere you might be inclined to stipple. Over 100 designs presented.
Here is a sample from the book...
2. Beautiful Backgrounds (91 pages) is all about grid-based fills. You'll learn marking, basic fills derived from the Sashiko and how to beautifully embellish them. There are LOTS of non-Sashiko fills too, over 80 in all. Fills are for all grids including square, point, triangle, rectangle and hexagon.
Here are a couple samples from the book.