Ackworth Friendship Book by With My Needle

Ackworth Friendship Book by With My Needle


The Ackworth Friendship Book is an accordion-style book of Quaker motifs from Ackworth School in northern England.  There are 10 stitched pages.  Each set of pages forms a pocket in which you can store special treasures.

The model was stitched on 36-count Maple Sugar from Lakeside Linens, Inc. using  one ply of Milady's Teal from Crescent Colours.  The design requires 6, 5-yard skeins if stitched with one ply of thread like the model.  The model also uses  12-mm Arctic Ice Dark silk satin ribbon from Gloriana Threads (1 yard for the book and 2 yards for the bag).

Stitches used:  cross stitch and backstitch.  (On the model, all stitching was done over two linen threads.) 

Stitching directions, charts, and detailed assembly instructions for both the book and a carrying bag are included.