The Cross Stitch Garden
Inspired by her love of wildflowers, Kazuko Aoki has created a collection of more than 20 projects and over 100 individual cross-stitch motifs. Designs are included for all your floral favorites, such as viola, pansies, poppies and roses. These motifs are used to create traditional samplers, as well as bags, pincushions, pillows, coasters, aprons and tea towels. Instructions are presented in counted cross-stitch charts, plus step-by-step diagrams for constructing projects.
Christmas Cross Stitch
This title includes a wealth of over 500 fabulous festive cross stitch designs to celebrate everyone's favourite time of year. Be inspired to create a variety of wonderful cross stitch projects, ranging from beautifully detailed Christmas keepsake pictures to last minute hand-stitched cards and tags for when time is short. With clear colour charts and photographs, easy-to-follow stitching instructions and a huge variety of motif designs, you will soon be on your way to stitching unique cross stitch projects this Christmas.
A Rainbow of Stitches
A single volume including a how-to stitch guide, project ideas and an encyclopedia of motifs--including charming flourishes, monograms and more--is designed for embroiderers of all skill levels, with plenty of colorful inspirations augmented by 900 full-color illustrations. Original.
Find your artistic creativity with delicate doodles, big colors and lavish layers! CreativeGIRL features art projects that teach you how to draw and paint your story using pencils, watercolor paints and simple mixed-media supplies. Danielle Donaldson shows you how to draw the pretty pictures from your imagination, infuse your art with delightful color combinations and work through creative frustration with simple fixes. You'll learn how to paint with watercolor, tell visual stories with and without words and add depth with layers using mixed-media techniques and little details--all while finding inspiration and gaining confidence in your own artistic style. Draw, paint, layer and create! More than 30 techniques and projects including drawing, painting and adding layers for artists and aspiring artists of all levels. Learn how do draw and paint figures such as creativeGIRL, busyGIRL and tutuGIRL. Then create your own girl to channel your story. Find even more inspiration in a gallery filled with extraLOVE from the artist.
Danish Floral Charted Designs
Embroiderers will welcome this delightful collection of charted designs by Gerda Bengtsson, considered one of the greatest living designers of counted cross-stitch designs. Here are more than 40 exquisite florals, including such favorites as Buttercups, Anemone, Pansies, Spring Flowers, Iceland Poppy, Crowberry, Lapland Rhododendron, Wild Fruit, Sweet Violet, Lady's Mantle, Stone Bramble, and Hare's-Foot Clover. All of the designs are color keyed to both D.M.C. and Danish Flower Thread embroidery floss, and because the chart makes it easy to vary the size of the design they can be used to decorate anything from small pillows to bedspreads. The patterns lend themselves to use not only in cross-stitch, but also needlepoint, rug-hooking, crochet, and other forms of counted thread embroidery.
Beautiful Cross Stitch
Featuring more than five hundred design motifs presented in more than one hundred photographs, this cross-stitching primer shows readers how to create great pillows, ornaments, pincushions, and bookmarks, among other great gift ideas. 10,000 first printing.
Blue White Cross Stitch
Features 28 fresh and vibrant designs influenced by the well-known motifs of Willow Pattern ceramics Delftware Toiles de Jouy textiles and other popular blue and white designs; Decorative and useful projects for living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms; Each design can be adapted for other soft furnishings or accessories; Easy-to-read comprehensive instructions and colour charts accompany each project; Includes practical information on stitches and how to make the items featured
Cross Stitch Animals
."..flexible approach to patterns, including just a few suggestions for transferring her birds or fish or butterflies onto practical items...more than 60 animals....Each includes a list of materials, color key, graph, and color photographs of the finished design....Lindberg's realistic style will appeal to those preferring designs with a hint of animal life rather than an entire, heavily populated jungle or forest."-- "Booklist . 128 pages (77 in color), 65 b/w illus., 8 3/4 x 11.
3 D Cross Stitch
"...more than 25 projects--either lacing fabric to canvas or sandwiching canvas between two pieces of fabric. Excellent instructions augmented by clear illustrations, graphics, and photographs."--Booklist. "Each project has step-by-step instructions, charts, and DMC and Anchor thread keys. This unique book is highly recommended for public library collections."--Library Journal. "Whether you're looking to create keepsakes for yourself or for a friend, you're sure to cherish the creative ideas offered by Evershed."--Country Victorian.
"The information in this book was originally published in the Japanese language by NHK Publishing, Inc., Japan in the following title: Naoko no Shishu no Hon - Bag, Pouch, Komono"--Title page verso.