In the Press

Online and magazine features …


People’s Friend

Interview, extract & review for Take a Tin in People’s Friend 2016

Prima Makes

Interview, extract & review for Take a Ball of String in Prima Makes, December 2015

Fred Aldous

‘Meet the Maker’ interview on the Fred Aldous website

Love Crochet

An extract from Take a Ball of String appearing in Love Crochet Magazine


A review of Take a Ball of String appearing on Deco online magazine for eco chic homes and interiors

Let’s Knit

A review of Take a Ball of String appearing in Let’s Knit

Knit Today

An extract from Take a Ball of String appearing in Knit Today on 8thDecember 2015

Sewing World

Take a Tea Towel_Sewing World

Take a Tea Towel Jemima Schlee ISBN 978-1-86108-790-4 This lovely book takes a humble tea towel and turns it into something completely different. Focusing on the four main areas in the home: bathroom, kitchen, laundry and workroom, there are 16 projects, all using hardwearing Irish linen tea towels. This multi-craft project book teaches machine and hand-sewing techniques and also includes different ways of adorning fabrics: dyeing, embroidery, fabric painting, photo transfers, and many more. The book will appeal to people who want to learn to sew, those who want to develop their sewing skills and those with a love of simple, clean design. This title is published by GMC Books and is priced at £12.99.

Inside Crochet

A review and extract in Inside Crochet, on sale at the end of the month.

Love Crochet Magazine

Who knew such a mundane item as a ball of string could be transformed into something pretty special? Turns out the former Art Director for Laura Ashley Jemima Schlee did know, and has taken time out to share her skills with us. The pleasingly tactile nature of string makes it perfect for creating some crafty treasures. From rustic garden twine to soft cotton braid, these eye-catching projects will kick start a whole new passion for coiling and knotting. There are four easily accessible sections to the book; Kitchen, Bathroom, Porch and Study. All the basic techniques and know-how are explained, with clear step-by-step instructions and pictures.

Take a ball of string – Love Crochet

Crafts Institute

An extract from the book on as part of our Twitter Christmas campaign.

Other publications and websites Jemima features on