Ultimate Cross Stitch Projects: Colorful and Inspiring Designs from Maria Diaz

Ultimate Cross Stitch Projects: Colorful and Inspiring Designs from Maria Diaz

by Maria Diaz, Cross Stitch Collection Magazine
     
 

This gorgeous sourcebook of cross stitch projects offers some of the most dazzling, beautiful and treasured designs from uniquely talented needlecraft designer Maria Diaz. Maria's designs and projects are perfect for creating handmade gifts for family and friends. Her large-scale original patterns include rustic country landscapes, traditional samplers, adorable…  See more details below

Overview

This gorgeous sourcebook of cross stitch projects offers some of the most dazzling, beautiful and treasured designs from uniquely talented needlecraft designer Maria Diaz. Maria's designs and projects are perfect for creating handmade gifts for family and friends. Her large-scale original patterns include rustic country landscapes, traditional samplers, adorable animals, cute characters, beautiful babies and full colored flowers. Easy-to-follow color charts leave no guesswork. With clear step-by-step instructions and stunning photographs, each project will provide hours and hours of creative enjoyment for both novice and experienced cross stitchers.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
10/01/2013
Diaz, a popular cross-stitch designer in her native England, makes her U.S. debut with this collection of artistic cross-stitch patterns. The themes she has chosen are typical of traditional cross-stitch: florals, pastoral scenes, baby projects, and Christian iconography. The compendium was originally published in the UK as a magazine, which means that each project is self-contained. Instead of introducing the basics and then presenting followed projects for the reader to try out, Diaz lists tips for fabric and floss preparation with each individual pattern that are specifically tailored to the needs of that project. The stitch charts for each project include both color and symbols, with a floss color key listing numbers for DMC, Anchor, and Madeira brands. VERDICT Book-length collections of cross-stitch patterns are still a rarity, even though hand embroidery is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Diaz's intricate yet accessible designs will be in demand among stitchers who like traditional or realistic patterns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574214444
Publisher:
Design Originals
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
477,971
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Maria Diaz is the author of 7 cross stitch books and has created hundreds of cross stitch designs. She studied fine art in Leicester, England. After graduation she joined DMC Creative, the world's largest supplier of needlework supplies, and became DMC's first in-house designer. Eight years later she decided to go out on her own. She moved to London and landed a contract as specialist needlecraft consultant with Eaglemoss Publications.

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