For the beginner sewist!

Fabulous new review just in for I Wish I Could Sew: Scrappy Patchwork Mats. Julie Briggs of The Sewing Directory has written very positively about Debbie von Grabler-Crozier’s new ebook – its content and its format. ‘The videos in the e-book are clear and concise giving you a real visual lesson to help you if… Read more »

Posted on the 23/03/2017

Are you a Blogger?

Are you a Blogger? Would you like to review: I Wish I could Sew: Scrappy Patchwork Mats by Debbie von Grabler-Crozier or Bead Flowers & Corsages by Katie Dean. Contact us via the form on this website or via our Facebook page. 

Posted on the 13/03/2017

Pearls, Puppies and Patchwork

Pearls, Puppies and Patchwork Our latest newsletter has just gone out. Read it here. Sign up for our newsletter below so you don’t miss our news. Be assured that you will NOT be bombarded with missives from us and we take your privacy very seriously.

Posted on the 02/03/2017

Playing the videos in our ebooks

Vivebooks ebooks are enhanced ebooks in pdf format, with embedded video (so the video is always downloaded with the file). Your browser that downloads the file will probably open the ebook but it will not play the videos. Once the file has downloaded, save it to your desktop/computer then open it from within Adobe Reader/Acrobat.   Also,… Read more »

Posted on the 03/11/2016

Pearls of Wisdom

Sara Naumann loves Simply Stunning Pearls by Carolyn Schulz. She writes: ‘This e-book is like having an expert beading designer right at your side! Carolyn is a well-known instructor, and it shows in this book–not only does she provide clear, easy-to-follow written instructions, but the accompanying videos really do make it seem as though you’re… Read more »

Posted on the 24/10/2016

Bead Flowers & Corsages

New title! Bead Flowers & Corsages by Katie Dean. Available now as a download or on disk. See the video of Katie introducing her new book . This is a development of Katie’s successful first book for Vivebooks, Bead Flowers & Wedding Bouquets. In Bead Flowers and Corsages, Katie introduces further and more advanced techniques and… Read more »

Posted on the 01/08/2016

Festival of Quilts: Our BIG Prize!

Win our big Festival of Quilts prize! As sponsors of Festival of Quilts we have 10 complimentary tickets to give away, in 5 pairs. We are also celebrating 10 years since we started Vivebooks/Rainbow Disks in 2006. And we are promoting the Quilt Creations category at Festival of Quilts, which we are sponsoring. Linzi Upton,… Read more »

Posted on the 28/06/2016

We can’t reach you if you don’t give us the correct email address when ordering!

Recently we have had two customers who have contacted us after not receiving their email order confirmation with the link to download their ebook. In both cases on investigation this was because the customers had mistyped their email address when making their order. So, please check you have typed your email address in correctly when… Read more »

Posted on the 31/05/2016

Fritillary & Dragonfly

Just launched! Helen M Stevens’ new epattern: Fritillary & Dragonfly. This embroidery pattern features needleweaving (laddering) for the fritillary and honeycomb stitch for the dragonfly wings. Both of these embroidery techniques are Helen’s own development. They are also demonstrated by Helen on the Vivebooks YouTube channel. Buy this epattern by clicking here.

Posted on the 11/05/2016

New! Simply Stunning Pearls

Carolyn Schulz‘s new book, Simply Stunning Pearls, featuring gorgeous pearl designs will be published on Friday 4th March 2016. Get your copy direct from Vivebooks before they are available elsewhere. 

Posted on the 03/03/2016

Unique and Original: Deviant Quilting

So many thanks to Jim West of Craftours for the fab review of Deviant Modern Machine Quilting by Linzi Upton: “The new E-book DEVIANT QUILTING, written by Linzi Upton, is unique and original. It’s a breath of fresh air that inspires and ignites ones imagination to where your creative soul can’t help but dance.”

Posted on the 30/12/2015

Robbie the Ghillie

Definitely the MOST innovative video review I have ever seen! Robbie, a real Scottish ghillie, reviews Deviant Modern Machine Quilting, ebook with video by Linzi Upton – in a fishing hut on the banks of the River Dee.

Posted on the 13/11/2015

Linzi Upton videos

See Linzi’s video introduction to Deviant Modern Machine Quilting on Vivebooks’ YouTube channel, along with other Linzi Upton videos linked to this ebook showing techniques such as drawing circles on the domestic sewing machine, and how to bind a quilt.

Posted on the 02/11/2015

Deviant Modern Machine Quilting

Deviant Modern Machine Quilting, by Linzi Upton IS NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD OR ORDER ON CD! We are delighted to announce the publication of Linzi Upton’s new ebook with video. ISBN 978-1-906314-86-6 There are no hard and fast rules in quilting. Any ‘rules’ can be bent or broken. Quilting is the freedom to express your… Read more »

Posted on the 01/11/2015

Deviant Quilting

Deviant Modern Machine Quilting, by Linzi Upton Apologies but Deviant Quilting is not yet quite ready for publication. We are on the case and working to get it finished soon. Watch this website or our Facebook page for the latest information. It will be available as a download or on CD, price £20. ISBN 978-1-906314-86-6

Posted on the 02/10/2015

Website maintenance

Today 9 June, our website will be down for up to one hour while it undergoes essential maintenance. If you experience any problems, please try again later. Thank you for your understanding!

Posted on the 09/06/2015