Modern Cross Stitch: Over 30 Fresh and New Counted

Modern Cross Stitch: Over 30 Fresh and New Counted Cross stitch is a traditional craft that allows beginners and experts alike to enjoy the experience of creating something, whether it s for themselves or a gift for a loved one As you stitch, you gradually see something pretty come to life and, once it s finished, you can think, I made that Hannah Sturrock loves to stitch and wants to help you to love it, too Here she shares overbeautiful patterns with you Discover five chapters of fabulous ideas For a Beautiful Baby For Big Kids For a Special Occasion For a Nature Lover and For the Home Make an adorable barnyard scene picture for young ones, or a comic book style cross stitched cell phone case Add an extra handmade touch to presents with stitched gift tags, and create a Christmas toy sack that will be treasured throughout the years Bring the beauty of nature into the home with the flower burlap tote and the stunning floral finch pillow You can even take cross stitch to a new level, decorating walls with washi tape birds and stitching velvet ribbon onto woven chair seats Make use of other innovative materials, too, including soluble canvas which allows you to cross stitch on any fabric and glow in the dark embroidery floss Hannah s designs are a little bit different from what is available elsewhere She uses simple outlines with striking patterns and clean, fresh colors, and takes inspiration from new interior fashions, vintage textiles, nature, toys, and , always striving to be contemporary and stylish I m always looking for new cross stitch patterns and found this new book at the local library Although most of the patterns were not the type I like to stitch I did love Floral Finch the best , there is a really great and varied selection for stitchers to choose from The detailed information,lovely bright photos and illustrations of how to are fantastic I appreciated the many ideas that one can incorporate a cross stitch work into everyday items.

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