Sophie Simpson - Author

About the Author

Sophie Simpson (aka Delilah) is the creator behind embroidery business What Delilah Did. She runs a successful blog and online shop where she sells her distinctive embroidery designs to customers all over the world, and her kits are sold in boutique haberdasheries and lifestyle shops throughout the UK. When she is not making books or dreaming up things for her own business, Sophie can be found designing projects for likes of Mollie Makes and CrossStitcher magazines. Her designs, which are a thoroughly modern take on traditional techniques, are attracting a whole new generation to this age-old craft. You can follow Sophie's crafty adventures at www.whatdelilahdid.com. Other books by Sophie Simpson: Storyland Cross Stitch (2013), Stitch the Halls (2014).

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Featured books by Sophie Simpson

Other books by Sophie Simpson

Stitch the Halls! 12 decorations to make for Christmas

Stitch the Halls! 12 decorations to make for Christmas

Author: Sophie Simpson Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Stitch yourself a merry little Christmas with What Delilah Did. With three themed collections: Merry and Bright, Stylish and Chic, and Classic and Cosy, you'll find something to suit whatever your holiday style. This thoroughly modern take on counted embroidery is all you need to create your perfect hand stitched Christmas. With a comprehenisve stitch directory, a variety of simple techniques and a selection of colourful bite-sized projects to entertain beginners and experienced stitchers alike, you will be hard pressed to stop yourself from making them all. Look out for Fair Isle-inspired Christmas Jumpers, a spectacularly stylish Polar Parade and a neon-infused Advent Tree that cannot fail to make this your merriest and brightest Christmas ever. So join Delilah in celebrating her favourite time of year with charts and instructions for 12 stitched decorations that are, quite simply, heirlooms in the making.

Storyland Cross Stitch

Storyland Cross Stitch

Author: Sophie Simpson Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Welcome to the magical world of What Delilah Did. Step inside and explore the wonders of storyland cross stitch. Here be beasties from long, long ago. Starting with a basic guide to counted cross stitch, projects are divided into three chapters: Projects for Beginners, Practice Makes Perfect and Projects for the Brave and Determined. Projects include Minature Motifs, Secret Key Bookmark, Golden Goose Lavender Sachet, Cameo Frames (the Princess and the Knight) and the Coat of Arms Book Cover. Choose a colour, pick up your needle and thread, and let your imagination go wild. With simple small projects for beginners, and more complex charts for seasoned cross stitchers, you will soon find your thoughts whisked away to hidden places, untold mysteries and secret dreamlands.