100 Cross-Stitch Patterns: To Mix-and-Match

100 Cross-Stitch Patterns: To Mix-and-Match

by Jane Greenoff
     
 

An ideal introduction to the art and craft of cross-stitch, this book presents a bounty of the most popular types of motifs loved by stitchers in an easy-to-use, spiral-bound, split-page format. The majority of the book is the over 100 mix-and-match patterns, organized by type: borders, flowers, alphabets and other simple motifs. These can be endlessly combined

Overview

An ideal introduction to the art and craft of cross-stitch, this book presents a bounty of the most popular types of motifs loved by stitchers in an easy-to-use, spiral-bound, split-page format. The majority of the book is the over 100 mix-and-match patterns, organized by type: borders, flowers, alphabets and other simple motifs. These can be endlessly combined to create exactly the effect you want, simply by flipping through the pages! Whether you want to work large or small, create homewares, embellish clothes, or produce works of art, all the patterns easily mix and match.

The patterns are presented in chart forms, each with a color key for ease of reference and a finished, worked example to show how the patterns should look when complete. In addition, an introduction to this easy-to-master craft covers all of the tools and equipment needed and demonstrates basic cross stitch techniques from starting to stitch through embellishments to finishing off.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Greenoff's collection of cross-stitch motifs, alphabets, and borders allows stitchers to create easily their own designs. All of the patterns include a full-color photograph of the finished product, plus a chart with both DMC and Anchor floss numbers. The book's spiral-bound split pages, with borders and motifs on top and alphabets at the bottom, help readers find alphabets that complement preferred motifs. The opening information will get novices started, and the elements presented are often simple enough for beginners; experienced stitchers who enjoy constructing samplers will find this an excellent addition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312600143
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/12/2010
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

JANE GREENOFF is a self-taught cross-stitch designer and businesswoman. She started the Inglestone Collection kit company, which showcased authentic English designs of local buildings. In 1996, she founded the Cross Stitch Guild in order to provide an organization specifically for cross-stitch fans. She writes a regular column for Needlework & Cross-Stitch magazine published by Herrschners.

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