Cath Kidston has turned her unique designer's eye to Stitch! Reinventing the arts of needlepoint and cross stitch for today's crafter, she has injected her own distinctive style of cheery, heartwarming, homemaking prints into these traditional crafts. Her blossom rose floral design worked in needlepoint creates the most fabulous clutch, whilst her seventies-inspired pop flowers print makes a funky needlepoint cushion that wouldn't look out of place in any teenager's bedroom. There are plenty of quick, accessible and highly achievable projects throughout the book - Cath's popular trio of small motifs, including the delectable cherries and miniature Stanley dog, lend themselves brilliantly to making small cross stitched patches or badges that can adorn anything from a satchel pocket to a parka sleeve. In many projects to complement the stitched pieces, Cath has injected one of her trademark prints - for example, her polka dot and floral reworking of the needlepoint Union Jack is made up into a purse using her iconic mini red dot cotton duck fabric for a backing and lining.
The beauty of both needlepoint and cross stitch is that they are worked on a canvas made up of a grid of squares, so - just like painting-by-numbers - it is virtually foolproof and a great result is guaranteed. With an exclusive giveaway needlecase, over 20 charted designs and 30 finished projects that incorporate those designs into a variety of items, Stitch! is guaranteed to have Cath fans and crafters everywhere stocking up on tapestry yarns and embroidery silks ready to get stitching.
One of Britain's leading and most desirable designers, Cath Kidston is best knownfor her vintage-inspired, colourful prints for the home. She began her career as an interior designer before opening her first retail shop in London in 1993 selling vintage fabrics and antique furniture. She now has more than 40 shops and concessions in the UK and eight in Japan. In addition to their signature cloth prints, the company has developed a wide range of products in response to a growing demand. Everything from bags, cushions, stationery, t-shirts, nightwear and babygrows are all part of the ever-expanding product range. Her popularity has increased year by year since starting a mail order catalogue and website. Cath has published four previous books - In Print, Make!, Sew! and Patch! with Quadrille - and has a very successful stationery line. Author Location: London