Creative Cross Stitch
With easy-to-follow charts, clear step-by-step instructions and over 250 commissioned photographs this book includes all the information a cross-stitcher needs, including encouragement to create your own designs and futher improve your skills.
Liberty Cross Stitch
This title combines pretty cross-stitch designs with classic Liberty prints to create gorgeous, hand-stitched items for you, your home, and your family and friends. Helen Le Berre's stylish designs give the simple traditional technique of cross stitch a fresh, contemporary appeal and places it firmly in the 21st century.
Cross Stitch Silhouettes
Make embroidery that really stands out! Silhouetting, or stitching shapes in a single color against a contrasting background, gives the images extra richness and dimension. With your needle, thread, and canvas, sew silhouette cross-stitches in elegant and Romantic-period style; childhood classics such as teddy bears and fairytale motifs; favorite pastimes from sports to gardening; country charms; Christmas joy, including a nativity scene; celebrations; sights and sounds from around the world, and a variety of borders and alphabets.
This classic text is the only practical guide to the specialist techniques of embroidered boxmaking—and a must for those learning this craft or for experienced embroiderers wanting to extend their repertoire. Here are instructions for constructing boxes from fabric-covered card, and extensive information on making bags, purses, cushions, curtains, blinds and book covers to enhance with a variety of stitchery.
The Art of William Morris in Cross Stitch
The author presents a stylish collection of over 30 cross stitch designs inspired by those of William Morris. A section devoted to basic techniques section provides step-by-step instructions for the needleworker.
An Embroiderers Garden
Maria Diaz, renowned for her cross-stitch design, shares her original love of hand embroidery in this beautiful embroidery sourcebook that offers great versatility both for experienced hands or those new to the craft. From fun motifs to pretty florals in a variety of sizes, the designs can be used to adorn anything from table cloths, towels, and cushions, to clothing. Each inspiring pattern has a color key and stitch suggestion indicated; beginners can simply backstitch the outline of the pattern to gain confidence, while experienced crafters can test their imagination by filling the shapes with any number of stitches in their repertoire. All embroidery techniques used in this book are clearly explained, and drawings that show the type of the embroidery for each part of the pattern makes the book easy to follow.
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