This is a collection of 70 beautifully detailed greetings cards from leading cross stitch designer, Joan Elliott. It features eight themed chapters with everything from sophisticated Oriental-inspired designs and Celtic celebrations to fun childhood events and adorable baby motifs. A number of chapters also include alternative project ideas, providing handy advice, useful making up instructions and stunning artworks. With a design for every occasion, follow the step-by-step instructions and clear colour charts to stitch stunning cards for all your friends and family.
Joan Elliott has created needlework designs for over 30 years. She continues to be the main designer of kits for Design Works Crafts Inc, one of the top US needlecraft kit suppliers, and is a regular contributor to World of Cross Stitching, one of the UK's leading cross stitch magazines. This is her eightth book for D&C, her most recent was Bewitching Cross Stitch. Joan divides her time between New York and Vermont.
Introduction; Stitching Instructions; Making and Finishing Instructions; 1 Eastern Promise: 9 designs reflecting the wisdom of the East.; 2 Celtic Celebrations: 8 designs inspired by Celtic knot work.; 3 Sampler Sentiments: 9 designs in the style of small heirloom samplers.; 4 Say it with Flowers: 9 seasonal flower designs for general occasions.; 5 Nearest and Dearest: 9 cartoon-style designs for all your favourite relatives.; 6 Welcome Baby: 8 adorable motifs for babies, such as teddies and ducks; 7 Childhood Fun: 9 designs to suit all childhood celebrations.; 8 Happy Everything: 9 designs celebrating key calendar events.; Alphabet and additional sentiments chart; Suppliers; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Index.