A guide to cross stitch embroidery which offers more than 50 projects, detailed instructions on basic and advanced sewing techniques and pattern libraries incorporating over 200 designs, borders, alphabets and motifs. The introduction provides an exploration of the ancient ancestry of cross stitch embroidery and its development as a needlework art. This is followed by a chapter on practical skills giving expert guidance on selecting and using materials and equipment, how to work the basic stitches and follow a chart. The projects are divided into five main design themes, each making up one chapter: floral designs, ethnic and exotic designs, hearth and home, natural designs, geometric designs. Each of the five project chapters closes with three double-page spreads of full colour charts for additional designs, motifs and borders.
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Book Description New Holland Pub Ltd, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1853682519