Mini Cushions in Cross Stitch: 30 Original Designs to Make

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This book shows how charming and intricate mini cushions can be made by cross stitchers of all ages and abilities. Instructions for the basic cross stitch are given for the complete beginner, but impressive embellishments are described as well, so there is plenty for more experienced cross-stitchers too. Whether used as decorative additions, samplers, or adapted to make them full-size, these immaculate cushions will add a stunning touch of colour to the home.

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Overview

This book shows how charming and intricate mini cushions can be made by cross stitchers of all ages and abilities. Instructions for the basic cross stitch are given for the complete beginner, but impressive embellishments are described as well, so there is plenty for more experienced cross-stitchers too. Whether used as decorative additions, samplers, or adapted to make them full-size, these immaculate cushions will add a stunning touch of colour to the home.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Each of the colorful projects in this collection of 30 miniature cross-stitched cushions is made from the same basic template, a four-petal flower surrounded by crazy patchwork patterns. The six-inch by six-inch cushions-many with seed bead fringes or beads incorporated into the designs-can be adorned with a tassel and displayed on the wall, made up into pin cushions or Christmas ornaments, or used as the centerpiece for greeting cards. This book will appeal to cross-stitchers with some experience, but even enthusiastic novices will find its designs-many of which incorporate elements of nature like butterflies, flowers, and leaves-easy to embroider. Designs are fully charted in color, with each including a materials list specifying DMC, Anchor, and Madeira threads. For readers wishing to design their own cushions, a blank-chart template adds to the book's interest. A fine choice for public libraries where there is demand for cross-stitch project books.


—Jan Zlendich
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861084583
  • Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 412,902

Meet the Author

Author's second book for GMC Publications. Her first, Cross Stitch in Colour, was published in 1996 (ISBN 0 946819 85 8).

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Table of Contents


Introduction     9
The Projects     11
Plants and Nature     13
Poppy Precious     15
Wild Thistle     19
Blue Posy     23
Daisy Daisy     27
Daisy Daisy Card and Honeypot Cover     31
Twilight Fantasy     35
Twilight Fantasy Card     39
Orange Blossom     43
Orchid Delight     47
Beautiful Bugs     51
Flutterflies     55
Fossil Frenzy     59
Swirling Shells     63
Tropical Forest     67
Rusty Leaves     71
The Seasons and Special Occasions     75
Flowers in Spring     77
Summer Blooms     81
Summer Blooms Card and Scissors Keeper     85
Autumn Leaves     89
Winter Breeze     93
Wedding Bouquet     97
Anniversary Roses     101
Party Bloom     105
Christmas Collection     109
Christmas Cards and Decorations     115
Contemporary Design and Games     121
Blue Harmony     123
Kaleidoscope     127
Candyfloss     131
Myth and Magic     135
Golden Stripes     139
Taste of India     143
Joker in the Pack     147
Checkmate     151
Materials and Stitching Know-how     155
Materials Required     156
Stitching Know How     160
Making up a Mini Cushion     164
Adding Braids and Tassels     166
Adding a Beaded Edging     168
Making up a Greetings Card     170
Blank Chart Template     172
Suppliers     173
About the Author     174
Index     175
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  • Posted May 15, 2010

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    With its quick patterns and easy to read directions I recommend this book. It is definitely practical for those of us who feel like we don't have time to do a large project. I especially like the way these patterns can be adapted to ornaments, as well as coasters. And I just might try designing for the first time since there is a blank template in the back of the book. I will be looking for more ideas from this designer, Sheena Rogers.
    I can also make these into a larger project by combining them with some fabric for a wall hanging. If you like cross stitch you will love working from this book.

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