This collection of 1000 cross-stitch motifs, each presented as an easy-to-follow colour chart, presents cross stitchers with a fabulous resource for incorporation into cards, samplers, pictures, and larger work. The pattern library is divided into eleven different themes for ease of use, and each page is accompanied by a key showing the colours used. Details of motif sizes and thread numbers are given at the end of the library. The introductory section at the start of the book covers the basic techniques and materials, allowing even absolute beginners to start stitching right away.
Previously published as The Cross Stitch Motif Bible 9781844480609.
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Contains over 1000 fabulous cross-stitch motifs
An easy-to-use resource for cross stitchers of all abilities
This compact book is a fantastic source and reference book for all cross stitchers whatever their skill levels. It is brimming over with motifs for mini projects, gifts and samplers. The charted designs are grouped into popular themes offering ideas for all occasions including weddings, birthdays, Christmas and Easter. The main body of the book focuses entirely on these motifs, and stitchers can mix and match designs, choosing from a wonderful selection of charming, whimsical and appealing patterns, borders and images. Also, there is a helpful introduction, which includes advice on materials, techniques and how to start, and worked examples show some of the motifs as samplers and finished pieces. Mini motifs are quick to stitch and cross stitch is an easy to learn technique, so beginners have all they need within these pages to create something special, and more experienced stitchers will love the wonderful variety of subjects, which include flowers, animals, teatime treats, travel, little people, houses and much more.
The book introduces the reader to many different stitchery techniques from simple cross stitch to intricate pulled threadwork. Some of the techniques are useful for making decorative borders, while others are good for adding spot designs, monograms and lettering, and applying beads and sequins. Readers will find out how to use these traditional techniques to create attractive home accessories and a wide range of fashionable garments. They will also be taught how the simplest of sewing machines can create embroidered pieces in a fraction of the time it takes to do it by hand.
Inspired by her love of wildflowers, Kazuko Aoki has created a collection of more than 20 projects and over 70 individual cross-stitch motifs. Designs are included for all your floral favourites, such as viola, pansies, poppies and roses. These motifs are used to create traditional samplers, as well as bags, pincushions, pillows, coasters, aprons and tea towels. Instructions are presented in counted cross-stitch charts, plus step-by-step diagrams for constructing projects.