Twisted Stiches: 30 Corrupt Cross Stitch and Embroidery Designs

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440309335
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/30/2011
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 308,950
  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Bought as a gift

    Beautiful color pictures and detailed stitching instructions. Many designs can be combined in different ways to make several interesting variations. FUN & HUMOROUS ideas!

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  • Posted November 3, 2011

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    Great Cross Stitch Patterns!!

    For those who love cross stitching but are tired of finding only cutesy design patterns, this is the book for you! It has patterns for large, medium and small projects that look amazing. Some of the patterns include a burlesque zombie portrait, a Lizzie Borden pillow duo, a butterflies & skulls tote bag, a memento mori bookmark, and more! I can't wait to get started on these!

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  • Posted November 2, 2011

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    Truly Takes Cross Stitch To A Darker Level

    If you like taking cross stitch to the dark side, this book has the projects for you. The projects range from beginner to advanced skill ranges. My daughter and I love the "twisted" nature of all the projects. Initially checked out from our local library and loved it enough to add it to our cross stitch pattern collection.

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