Jennie Batchelor is Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Kent and the author of five books and many articles and book chapters. Jennie has co-hosted embroidery workshops and given various talks about embroidery, Jane Austen and Regency fashion for many events, including Lucy Worsley's BBC documentary 'Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors'.
Alison Larkin is a practising embroiderer who lectures on various aspects of needlework. She regularly runs classes and workshops. She has won many awards and written for the journals Costume and The Journal of Dress History.
'If you are looking for a pretty project, you love Jane Austen, have an academic interest in Georgian embroidery and women's lives - or all of these - this is a great book'* SEW Region Magazine *
'Perfect for any fan of Jane Austen's work'* Stitch *
'Full of projects to create stunning historical pieces.'* Woman's Weekly *
'A very accessible book and one that will appeal to a variety of readers ... [I am] much looking forward to settling down to make some of the articles given in it.'-- Mary Hogg, * Jane Austen Society *
'If you're a bone fide Austen fan, this novel book has plenty of embroidery ideas you can stitch with pride (no prejudice in sight!).'* Simply Sewing *
'Stitching projects worthy of a Jane Austen heroine ... exquisitely produced.'* Jane Austen's Regency World *