Twisted Stiches: 30 Corrupt Cross Stitch and Embroidery Designs

Twisted Stiches: 30 Corrupt Cross Stitch and Embroidery Designs

by Phil Davison
     
 

Inspired by popular culture, Twisted Stitches brings a contemporary twist to cross stitch designs with wicked results. Stitch cards or pictures featuring sinister skulls or zombies. Decorate your home with towels bordered in barbed wire, jar covers crawling with bugs or a set of pillows that feature a fly meeting a comic book "splat!" demise. Create cool

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Inspired by popular culture, Twisted Stitches brings a contemporary twist to cross stitch designs with wicked results. Stitch cards or pictures featuring sinister skulls or zombies. Decorate your home with towels bordered in barbed wire, jar covers crawling with bugs or a set of pillows that feature a fly meeting a comic book "splat!" demise. Create cool accessories like a "game over" laptop cover or a "tweet this" phone case, or stitch a scarily realistic stab wound onto a tee shirt. Projects range from easy designs for newcomers to the craft to advanced projects that will appeal to experienced cross stitchers. The book includes a pocket on the back cover with full size fold-out charts of the larger designs.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
London-based cross-stitch designer Davison takes cross-stitch in a macabre new direction in his first collection of patterns. The projects themselves are typical of cross-stitch (napkins, bookmarks, pillows, tea towels), the designs are far from ordinary. The napkins are adorned with poisonous plants, the pillows have vampire teeth or smashed flies, and the tea towels feature a barbed-wire design. The projects range from beginner friendly to complex, and foldout charts are provided for the more difficult designs. This collection isn't for everyone, but stitchers with a dark sense of humor will enjoy Davison's distinctive take.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440309335
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
04/30/2011
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
394,141
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Phil Davison is a London based patterncutter, who after taking time off from the couture fashion world, learned to crossstitch in Arkansas, where an elderly family friend taught him the basics. On returning to London, Phil was inspired to combine his newfound love of cross-stitch with his existing love of street art, so created his own brand, Urban Cross Stitch.

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