The Cross-Stitch Garden Over 70 cross-stitch motifs with 20 stunning projects Kazuko Aoki (10 February 2016)
Book in English
Inspired by her love of wildflowers, Kazuko Aoki presents over 70 individual cross-stitch
motifs with 20 stunning projects. 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.
Publisher Search Press (paperback - 21 x 0,9 x 25,5 cm - 122 pages)
Stitch! Exclusive Cath Kidston designs for 30 simple needlepoint and cross stitch projects Cath Kidston (15 March 2012)
Book in English
Cath Kidston has turned her unique designer's eye to Stitch! Reinventing the arts
of needlepoint and cross stitch for today's crafter, she has injected her own distinctive
style of cheery, heartwarming, homemaking prints into these traditional crafts.
Her blossom rose floral design worked in needlepoint creates the most fabulous clutch,
whilst her seventies-inspired pop flowers print makes a funky needlepoint cushion
that wouldn't look out of place in any teenager's bedroom. There are plenty of quick,
accessible and highly achievable projects throughout the book - Cath's popular trio
of small motifs, including the delectable cherries and miniature Stanley dog, lend
themselves brilliantly to making small cross stitched patches or badges that can
adorn anything from a satchel pocket to a parka sleeve. In many projects to complement
the stitched pieces, Cath has injected one of her trademark prints - for example,
her polka dot and floral reworking of the needlepoint Union Jack is made up into
a purse using her iconic mini red dot cotton duck fabric for a backing and lining.
The beauty of both needlepoint and cross stitch is that they are worked on a canvas
made up of a grid of squares, so - just like painting-by-numbers - it is virtually
foolproof and a great result is guaranteed. With an exclusive giveaway needlecase,
over 20 charted designs and 30 finished projects that incorporate those designs
into a variety of items, Stitch! is guaranteed to have Cath fans and crafters everywhere
stocking up on tapestry yarns and embroidery silks ready to get stitching.
Publisher Quadrille Publishing Ltd (paperback - 14,8 x 1,9 x 21 cm - 160 pages)