A guide to cross stitch and other counted thread embroidery techniques that includes an extensive illustrated stitch library. It includes projects that present many stitching challenges, ranging in size from cards to cushions. It charts versatile motifs and sampler picture designs that can easily be adapted for other projects.
Jane Greenoff, managing director of the Cross Stitch Guild, is one of the most successful and popular cross stitch designers in the world, and the author of 15 books. Jane lives with her family in a converted barn in Fairford, Gloucestershire.
Introduction; GETTING STARTED includes:; How to use charts; Equipment; Choosing & managing threads; Starting to stitch; CREATIVE OPTIONS includes:; Introduction to fabrics; Introduction to threads; Stitching on canvas and paper; Stitching in miniature; EXPLORING CHOICES includes:; Charms, buttons & embellishments; Blackwork embroidery; Hardanger embroidery; Pattern darning and pulled thread embroidery; Hemstitching; STITCH LIBRARY; An easy-to-use comprehensive library of over 70 stitches.; CHARTED MOTIF LIBRARY; Over 100 designs including samplers for births, weddings, Christmas and anniversaries.