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Easy Cross Stitch

1579392059


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Book Description
You'll be on needles and threads throughout the year...With wonderful new designs each day AND the patterns to actually create them, it's easy to see why! The patterns provide the stitch positions to follow while creating the piece. The symbols within the patterns designate where the colors change. The enclosed color key lists all of the DMC floss colors used throughout the calendar. Use the color key to match the colors used in the design, or use the color key to pick your own colors! Enjoy beautiful Cross-Stitch Art every day and the thrill of knowing that you can stitch a new design every day, or simply save it for another day. The calendar lists international holidays as well as moon phases.


Nautical Charted Designs (Dover Needlework Series)

0486261298


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Book Description
125 patterns, especially suited for counted cross-stitch and needlepoint, include sailboats, gulls, birds, anchors, lighthouses, more. Ideal for creating attractive wall hangings, cushion covers, or adding a seafaring touch to sweaters, T-shirts, other apparel. Color coded illustrations. Diagrams.


A Cross Stitcher's Oriental Odyssey
Joan Elliott
0715319000
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A breathtaking collection of 30 exotic cross stitch designs around an Oriental theme. American artist Joan Elliott has found inspiration in the colours and serenity of the Far East. Her wonderful designs have been skillfully adapted for cross stitching by American kit company Design Works Crafts. While some of the featured designs are already available as kits, many are exclusive to this book. Three of the most beautiful designs portray women in kimonos--Grace, Beauty and Wisdom--echoing the art of the Japanese print. While these may offer a challenge to the more experienced stitcher, there are plenty of smaller designs that offer inspiration to the beginner. The beautifully finished projects include a greetings card collection, pot lids, towel borders, scented sachet, a pillow, drawstring bag, and a silk-backed...


Magical Cross Stitch
David & Charles Staff (Editor)
0715324578
March 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
With Magical Cross Stitch, cross-stitchers will find over twenty-five truly magical projects destined to become favorite keepsakes. This guide: -Includes a range of gorgeous designs, from a Celtic fairy queen and Chinese dragons to beautiful mermaids and a majestic unicorn -Incorporates glittering metallic threads and gleaming beads into many of the patterns for a stunning effect -Shares a multitude of projects, including full-sized pictures, cushions, greetings cards, sachets and bags, and quick-to-stitch gifts and accessories -Features easy-to-follow color charts and complete step-by-step project instructions This guide presents truly unique and beautiful fantasy designs--one of the most popular subjects for cross-stitchers today.


Cross Stitch Wall

1579392008


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Book Description
A Wall Calendar "Plus" for Needle Artists! Includes: 12 pieces of 18 Count Aida Fabric, 12 Original Designs, 12 Detailed Instruction Cards, 12 Coordinating Designer Mats (9" x 9") Micro-perforated for framing finished pieces.


The Cross Stitcher's Bible
Jane Greenoff
071531470X
February 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Both novice and expert stitchers will find a mine of useful material in this book to help them obtain the best results from their cross stitch work. Ir is divided into theree parts, each section crammed with essential information and valuable hints. Part One covers basic techniques such as reading a chart, the different threads and fabrics available, and how to get stitching with them. Part Two explores creative options including three-dimensional cross stitch, using metallic threads and space-dyed threads, and how to best use the different fabrics available. Part Three explores the use of bead, button and charm embellishments. At the end of the book there is a comprehensive stitch library, an essential reference for those keen to develop their counted thread embroidery skills. Illustrated with step by...


Charted Monograms for Needlepoint and Cross-Stitch
Rita Weiss
0486235556
June 1977
Paperback
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Book Description
350 beautifully designed monograms—all that can be composed with pairs of letters—to personalize table and bed linens, personal apparel and more. With crowns; several large and small alphabets with numerals; illustrated instructions.


Wild Flowers (Cross Stitch Collection Series)
Jane Greenoff
0715317547
February 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A collectible series of cross-stitch chart books on all cross stitchers' favourite subjects. This series offers high-quality at a value-for-money price for all the most popular stitching themes. This brand-new series of cross-stitch chart books brings together the work of David & Charles' favourite and most talented designers, and presents their charts in a wide range of themed chart books. Offering 10 pages of charted designs, each title in the series contains cross-stitch charts on one popular subject. Every chart includes an easy-to-use key, and an inspirational colour photograph of each finished piece shows the fantastic results to be achieved. Each chart book also provides handy stitching tips and advice, stitch diagrams, guidance on techniques and materials, and a thread conversion chart to ensure you have...


Cross Stitch Antique Style Samplers
Jane Greenoff
0715318306
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
-From the bestselling author of The Cross Stitcher's Bible -Each project chapter focuses on a historic sampler style -Provides ideas for personalizing the sampler designs With this unique guide, crafters will discover how to draw upon historically authentic samplers to create embroidered heirlooms of their own. Each of the more than thirty unique designs is based on the author's own historical sampler collection and is inspired by a popular sampler style from darning, alphabet, and map samplers, to Victorian sayings, band, and spot motif samplers. Many of the classic designs are complemented by additional counted thread stitches, including drawn and pulled thread techniques, to encourage readers to extend their stitching repertoires. Motifs in each project can also be used for a range of small, quick-to-stitch...


Julie Hasler's Fantasy Cross Stitch: Zodiac Signs, Mythical Beasts and Mystical Characters
Julie S. Hasler
0715310127
May 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Drawing on the realms of lore, legend, and magic, Fantasy Cross Stitch is a stunning gallery of intricate designs, a refreshing departure from the usual cross-stitch themes. Celestial subjects and mythological figures abound, from the signs of the zodiac to unicorns and mermaids to wizards and warriors. Accomplished needlework designer Julie Hasler finds inspiration in many places and many eras: medieval Europe, ancient Egypt, Greek and Norse mythology, the Orient, and the heavens. Each of the 23 highly detailed designs is fully charted in color, plus there is nice background information about each one. We learn, for example, that the ibis-headed Egyptian deity Thoth is credited with the invention of hieroglyphics, and that the Chinese dragon's waking, sleeping, and breathing was believed to determine night and day. In...


The Cross-Stitcher's Complete Companion
Bookspan
1402713819
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A vast selection of motifs, designs, and projects, plus essential instructions on stitches and techniques, make this big, colorful manual a necessity for every cross-stitcher. Experienced embroiderers will find creative new ideas that will keep them engrossed for hours, while beginners will find that they can master this satisfying form of stitchery in no time and get professional results. The amazing array includes nature’s delights, such as tulips and daffodils and adorable “kitchen pigs” to decorate towels and napkins; gift and celebration ideas such as valentines and candy bands; patterns to delight children, including cuddly toy clowns in nursery pastels to adorn accessories and soft blocks; and themes from around the world, from Celtic knots to Chinese symbols.


Celtic Cross Stitch Designs
Carol Phillipson
1861081448
December 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
With more than 100 traditional Celtic themes—knots, spirals, braids, animals, plants, artifacts, and lettering—plus projects for a series of attractive household items, this manual is an embroiderer’s delight. Making this celebration of color, texture, and needlework easy to utilize are wonderfully helpful charts, technical advice, and photographs. Embroider a cushion with four knotwork variations; a “Stanwick Man,” taken from a bronze horse-head mount found in Yorkshire; towels; cards; and more.


Traditional Samplers
Brenda Keyes
0715314742
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This best-selling author inspires stitchers to create their own heirlooms of the future based on beautiful antique sampler designs. She has gathered together ideas and inspiration from the past to create a comprehensive collection of 20 samplers based on traditional designs. Clear diagrams explain some of the classic sampler stitches used, while each sampler is charted in full colour.


Cross Stitch Collection - Christmas Stockings
Manufactured by David & Charles
0715317571
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A collectible series of cross-stitch chart books on all cross stitchers' favourite subjects. This series offers high-quality at a value-for-money price for all the most popular stitching themes. This brand-new series of cross-stitch chart books brings together the work of David & Charles' favourite and most talented designers, and presents their charts in a wide range of themed chart books. Offering 10 pages of charted designs, each title in the series contains cross-stitch charts on one popular subject. Every chart includes an easy-to-use key, and an inspirational colour photograph of each finished piece shows the fantastic results to be achieved. Each chart book also provides handy stitching tips and advice, stitch diagrams, guidance on techniques and materials, and a thread conversion chart to ensure you have...


Blue & White Cross Stitch: Inspired by the Classic Designs of Willow Pattern, Delftware and Toiles de Jouy
Helena Turvey
0600601943
December 31, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
“Each color chart is accompanied by clear instructions for unique finishing ideas such as a French coffee-press cozy and curtain tiebacks that feature designs adapted from Wedgewood and Spode china patterns....Photographs clearly show stitchers how to display clever renditions of the famous Willow pattern, Delftware, and Toiles de Jouy.”—Just Cross Stitch.


Cross Stitch Collection
Sue Cook
0715320394
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This series of cross stitch books brings together the work of David and Charles' favorite and most talented designers, and presents their charts in a wide range of exciting themed books whose superb value allows readers to build a collection of favorite subjects to stitch. Offering a high quality at a value price in all of today's most popular stitching themes, every book in the Cross Stitch Collection series features: -10 pages of cross stitch charts on one popular subject -An easy-to-use key with each chart, along with an inspirational color photograph of each finished piece to show the fantastic results that will be achieved Handy stitching tips and advice, stitch diagrams, guidance on techniques and materials, and a thread conversion chart ensure readers have all the information required to complete every...


Subversive Cross Stitch: 35 Designs for Your Dark Side
Julie Jackson
0811853470
April 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this wicked little book, Julie Jackson reinvents the age-old craft of cross-stitch, finally putting an end to all that saccharine sentimentalism and giving modern stitchers the chance to say what's really on their minds. Stitch up Bitch in Kitchen for a heartfelt housewarming gift. Spread cheer with the ever-festive Bite Me. Or whip up This Place Sucks for a cherished co-worker. This fully illustrated book includes 33 of Jackson's best patterns and easy-to-follow directions. Jackson outlines the simple tools and techniques needed and even offers encouragement and tips on how to create one-of-a-kind revolutionary designs from craft-store patterns with subversive sentiments all your own.

About the Author
Julie Jackson's best-selling designs have been...


Cross Stitch
Jan Eaton
1861263074
July 2000
Other Format
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Book Description
A leading needlework author presents a complete illustrated guide to the craft of cross stitch, featuring expert instruction and a series of graded projects.

From the Publisher
Both practical and inspiring, Jan Eaton¹s Cross Stitch is a complete illustrated guide to this enduringly popular form of hand embroidery. In the first chapter, Eaton traces the history of the craft, illustrating it with lovely examples of period samplers and antique textiles from her own collection. The project designs are inspired by the changing seasons and cover varying levels of ability. The reader can learn and progress from easy beginner designs, such as Christmas tree decorations, to larger and more challenging projects, including an exquisite sampler stitched in pure silk threads. Each...


Cross Stitch Collection
Jayne Netley Mayhew
0715320408
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This series of cross stitch books brings together the work of David and Charles' favorite and most talented designers, and presents their charts in a wide range of exciting themed books whose superb value allows readers to build a collection of favorite subjects to stitch. Offering a high quality at a value price in all of today's most popular stitching themes, every book in the Cross Stitch Collection series features: -10 pages of cross stitch charts on one popular subject -An easy-to-use key with each chart, along with an inspirational color photograph of each finished piece to show the fantastic results that will be achieved Handy stitching tips and advice, stitch diagrams, guidance on techniques and materials, and a thread conversion chart ensure readers have all the information required to complete every...


Picture Your Pet: In Cross Stitch: Over 400 Animal Portraits And Mitifs
Claire Crompton
071532070X
September 15, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
-76 pages of designs featuring pets of all shapes and sizes -A variety of other popular pets featured to encompass every household -Tips on changing thread colors to portray pets exactly Animal lovers everywhere will jump at the chance to capture their own and everyone else's pets in cross stitch. Cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, budgies, guinea pigs, goldfish, rats, and ferrets are just a few of the popular animals featured in this parade of pets in cross stitch. Crafters and pet lovers will also welcome the patterns for themed alphabets, fitting sentiments, and cute motifs -- all reflecting the humorous side of being an animal lover. Readers will find advice on changing thread color to match their subject, chart keys featuring alternative color combinations, and gift and keepsake ideas suggesting how to display...


Cross Stitch Alphabets
David & Charles
0715312871
June 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The ultimate alphabet book for stitchers: 50 new and original designs from nine of the most popular cross stitch designers around. From stylish Art Nouveau to romantic Wedding, or pretty Butterflies to cute Cats, there's a style to suit everybody. Plenty of ideas on how to use the designs will spark inspiration for gifts and mementoes. All charts are in full colour, and step-by-step instructions are provided for making up the many projects.


Joan Elliott's Native American Cross Stitch
Joan Elliott
0715320718
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
-The latest collection of stunning designs from a leading cross stitch designer -Native American designs are extremely popular -Features 50 pages of full-color charts, and stunning color photography throughout The distinctive imagery of America's indigenous culture is a powerful reminder of the values the native people lived by. Now, leading designer and bestselling author Joan Elliott presents an evocative collection of Native American-inspired cross stitch designs that will delight cross stitchers everywhere. Stunning dream catcher designs; striking decorative borders; uplifting celebration pieces for the birth of a child or a wedding; and creative cards, pillows, jewelry, and accessories are all featured in this beautifully illustrated book. Elliott's guide features fifty pages of full-color charts,...


The Antique Sampler Set
Alison Jenkins
076210631X
Oct 2005

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Cross Stitch Angels: over 30 inspirational new designs (Cross Stitch (David & Charles))
David & Charles (Editor)
0715316486
April 2004
Hardcover
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Cross Stitch Fairies
Manufactured by David & Charles Staff
0715319469
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A delight for fairy fanatics--over fifty fabulous designs to enchant cross stitchers everywhere. It has been said that fairies are not seen by the eyes but by the heart. The popular cross stitch designers invited to contribute their designs to this book have used their imagination to capture the qualities of the wee folk in this magical collection of fairy designs, to delight and inspire stitchers of all abilities. Enchanting project ideas range from bags to banners, cards to cushions and pot lids to pictures, with full color charts and step-by-step instructions for making up.


2001 Cross Stitch Designs : The Essential Reference Book
Victoria Forlini (Editor)
0696221535
September 7, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This golden encyclopedia of needlework complements the library of every cross-stitcher.

2001 designs for every occasion and category of stitching—holidays, alphabets, florals, nature, sports, children, babies, Christmas, animals, and numerous others.

Each motif collection accompanied by a clear and accurate color chart and color key.

Tips for end uses for the designs.

Includes 50 specialty stitch diagrams with instructions.

Cross-stitch tips and specialty stitches to accompany the designs.


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