Sunflowers for a War Zone

Maggie has written a mini Workshop – Sunflowers for a War Zone – based on Bev Caleno’s Forever Autumn: A mixed media landscape in WOWbook 08.

For those of you who follow us on social media and receive our Newsletter, you’ll have seen that we have a new WOW Challenge. We are asking you to make a Sunflower to help the people of Ukraine. Your Sunflower can be anything – a wallhanging, a book cover, a brooch, a postcard or greetings card, a bag – or anything else you fancy making. Once made, please post it to us at  d4daisy books, 19 Merriefield Ave, Broadstone, Dorset, BH18 8DA by the 18th April. We will display all your work at the Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta (23-24 April 2022) and sell on a donations basis there.

WOWbook 07 – It’s here

Good afternoon. We are delighted to tell you that WOWbook 07 has just arrived and we are busy packing it up ready for launch next week.

In this bumper edition:

  • Chris Gray creates Medieval Fragments using embossing powder, screen printing and stitch
  • Maggie Grey describes her technique for rubbing away photo transfers
  • Jan Horrox makes a cloth doll with a difference
  • In our special feature, Amo House tells us how she creates her colourful temari balls
  • Sue Munday uses computer design, Thermofax printing and stitch to create a collage
  • Julie-Ann Wrathall layers with wax and dammar
  • Maggie Grey talks to Nikki Parmenter about her work in our celebrity interview.

Sue Munday

Don’t forget that it’s not just a book, but you also get exclusive admission to our members’ only club where, to start you off, you’ll find bonus workshops from Nikki Parmenter and Karen Torrisi. Plus there are videos from Lynda Monk and Amo House. Coming soon – we’ll be adding further Modules to Lynda Monk’s Marvellous Mixed Media course.

You’ll be able to order from Monday morning, 12th July over at


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Good morning. We have a little pre-Christmas treat for you. Fran Holmes’ online workshop “Serviette Quilting” has just been added to the WOWbook 06 members’ club. Fran makes a book cover using a pretty paper napkin – so keep hold of those Christmas serviettes. They would be perfect for this project!


We would like to thank you all for your support through this difficult year. We have been bowled over by your kind comments about WOWbook 06 and are so pleased you are enjoying the book and the workshops.

We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and here’s to a better New Year in 2021. Well, it can’t be much worse, surely!

WOWbook 06 – Out now!

Good morning.

We’ve got some great news for you today – WOWbook 06 is out now! We are so excited as it seems such a long time since we worked through WOWbook 05 and let’s face it – this year has been just a little bit weird …

We hope you’ll love the book. Lynda has joined us again as Guest Editor and has found some wonderful textile artists for you.

Sara Cook produces a wallhanging using the ancient Korean art of Bojagi, Jessica Grady uses recycled materials to produce creative embellishments and Gina Ferrari creates a painted and stitched collage to decorate your home. Nikki Parmenter celebrates Tulipmania by turning an image into a mixed media piece and Kate Wells produces beautiful embroidered lace on dissolvable fabric. In our special feature, Sue Brown, Louise Asher and Liske Johnson discuss their isolation stories in lockdown and show us their Same Sea, Different Boat covid quilt and in our celebrity interview, Lynda Monk talks to Christine Chester about her work.

We really hope you’ll enjoy the book.

Take care.