The Big Book of Cross-Stitch Designs: Over 900 Simple-to-Sew Decorative Motifs

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From folk hearts and roses to ballet shoes and butterflies, inside this book there are motifs galore, plus dozens of project ideas to please every cross-stitch crafter.

Welcoming newcomers to the craft, this book clearly explains the stitches, shows how to prepare the fabric, includes more than 800 illustrated step-by-step instructions, plus supplies directions for a traditional cross-stitch sampler from start to finish. Seasoned stitchers can skip ahead to hundreds of motifs, ...

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Overview


From folk hearts and roses to ballet shoes and butterflies, inside this book there are motifs galore, plus dozens of project ideas to please every cross-stitch crafter.

Welcoming newcomers to the craft, this book clearly explains the stitches, shows how to prepare the fabric, includes more than 800 illustrated step-by-step instructions, plus supplies directions for a traditional cross-stitch sampler from start to finish. Seasoned stitchers can skip ahead to hundreds of motifs, including numbers and letters. Covering a wide range of themes, each motif is accompanied by an inspirational photograph, easy-to-read color pattern chart, materials list, thread key, and step-by-step instructions. Plus you?ll find a useful size guide accompanying every motif, which allows you to tailor each pattern to the dimensions needed.

This easy-to-use resource is organized into three parts: Part One offers hints and tips for choosing the best fabrics and the differences between threads, as well as simple techniques of basic cross-stitch and its variations. Part Two teaches some ways to spruce up your projects with embellishments, such as tassels, sequins, beads, and fringing. Part Three provides a library of more than 900 motifs.

Crafters of all experience levels will find a motif to suit any occasion.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780762106745
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 3/27/2008
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.69 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.77 (d)

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  • Posted July 12, 2009

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    Big Book if Cross-Stitch Design

    Lots of easy, fun designs.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2008

    Awesome Resource!

    This is one of the best cross-stitch design books on the market. It is loaded with a variety of ideas and well-charted compositions. Those who are advanced in counted cross-stitch are more likely to fill in half-cross stitches where the graphs leave blank spaces within the backstitch lines, but that is a minor detail. The book itself is well worth having in a cross-stitch enthusiasts library.

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  • Posted July 24, 2012

    Simply Fantastic!

    Simply Fantastic!

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  • Posted December 10, 2011

    GREAT!

    I highly recommend this book, it's worth the investment...

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