This collection of 1000 cross stitch motifs, each accompanied by an easy-to-follow colour chart, presents cross stitchers with a fabulous resource for incorporation into cards, samplers, pictures, and larger work.
Fully illustrated step-by-step instruction in basic techniques and materials will allow even the novice to start stitching right away. A unique spiral bound format lets the book lie completely flat for ease of use when following the charts.$25.99
Mini motifs are quick to stitch and cross stitch is an easy to learn technique, so beginners have all they need within these pages to create something special, and more experienced stitchers will love the wonderful variety of subjects, which include flowers, animals, teatime treats, travel, little people, houses and much more.
It is brimming over with motifs for mini projects, gifts and samplers. The charted designs are grouped into popular themes offering ideas for all occasions including weddings, birthdays, Christmas and Easter. The main body of the book focuses entirely on these motifs, and stitchers can mix and match designs, choosing from a wonderful selection of charming, whimsical and appealing patterns, borders and images.
Also, there is a helpful introduction, which includes advice on materials, techniques and how to start, and worked examples show some of the motifs as samplers and finished pieces. This compact book is a fantastic source and reference book for all cross stitchers whatever their skill levels.$25.99
Michael Powell provides 20 mini cross stitch designs, each accompanied by a full-colour chart, key and general instructions.
The designs measure approximately 90 x 90 mm, though there are a variety of formats and that include tall, narrow designs as well as borders. All the designs can be worked on 14-count Aida or evenweave fabric.
There's a broad range of subjects to choose from, including country cottages, flowers, hearts, and festive Christmas trees, so whatever the occasion. The general instructions and simple stitch diagrams will appeal to those new to cross stitch.$12.99
Create 20 unique and whimsical Christmas cross-stitch designs. Emulate Michael Powell's distinctive cross-stitch style to make Christmas cards or samplers as special gifts for friends and family.
Designs range from festive candle arrangements to vintage winter street scenes, and each design is accompanied by an easy-to-follow stitching guide.
Look inside the book.$13.99
This fabulously cool collection of cross-stitch brings together quirky modern styles and traditional techniques.
Suitable for beginners and as a source of inspiration for experienced cross-stitchers, the projects are wide-ranging, from buttons and brooches, to watch straps and customized clothes. All are presented in step-by-step form, with clear photographs to follow.
A useful techniques section explains all the necessary basic skills and materials required, and shows you how to create designs from scratch. There is also a selction of themed designs that can be used for the projects in the book or for anything else you'ld like to customize.$12.99
To celebrate Jane Greenoff's 30th year of stitching, this new edition of her classic best-selling book includes three new sampler charts, an extended stitch library and a Madeira thread conversion chart.
- Jane Greenoff uses the historical samplers as the inspiration for 13 unique designs so stitchers can start their own collection
- Each project chapter is inspired by a popular sampler style, including alphabet samplers, map samplers, darning samplers, band samplers and house samplers
- A beautiful sampler box with storage for sewing accessories is Jane's anniversary project
Inspired by her love of wildflowers, Kazuko Aoki has created a collection of more than 20 projects and over 70 individual cross-stitch motifs.
Designs are included for all your floral favourites, 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.
Look inside the book.$36.99
It's been said cross-stitch is colour by numbers for grownups: this book features a collection of cross-stitch patterns that maximize the fun and minimize the stress, with few colour changes and simple, bold designs.
With bold, simple projects based on easy-to-stitch shapes, Cross-Stitch to Calm will let crafters enjoy a soothing hobby while creating an attractive finished project.$29.99
This book combines pretty cross stitch designs with classic Liberty prints to create gorgeous, hand-stitched items for you, your home and family and friends. These designs give the simple, traditional technique of cross-stitch a fresh, contemporary appeal and place it firmly in the twenty-first century.
With clear step-by-step instructions, full-sized patterns and easy-to-follow cross stitch charts you will be amazed at how easily you can make something! Chapters:
- Just For You; Floral Bag, Earrings, Pretty Bow
- In the Home; Photo Frames, Round Cushion, Tea Pouch
- For Baby; Little Slippers, Garland, Rattle
Strawberry shortcakes, plump macarons, toffee apples and ice-cream sundaes – these mouth-watering motifs in delicious colours will inspire you to create beautiful gifts and accessories for the home.
The 53 projects include placemats, napkins, bibs, bags, aprons, cushions and tea towels but once you've mastered this simple stitch the possibilities are endless.$34.99
A fabulous collection of fantastic mystical themed cross stitch designs with 65 full colour charts featuring the ever popular wizards, fairies and dragons.
The gorgeous project section shows you how to turn your cross stitch charts into magical gifts and keepsakes with over 40 simple project ideas including hanging charms, photo holders, cards and sachets.
Stitching techniques are also featured in the book so you can learn all the stitches used in the magical charts.$34.99
Japanese cross stitch sensation Makoto Oozu offers 900 tiny motifs that can be stitched onto anything from badges and hankies to T-shirts and bags. You will find it impossible to choose a favourite!
The book is arranged by themes inspired by all aspects of everyday life with step-by-step cross stitch instructions for beginners, as well as tips for stitching onto different fabrics. Be warned: this is an addictive hobby! Once you start, you will soon be stitching these super awesome motifs onto anything and everything.$24.99
If you think you know what cross stitch is, look again! Jamie Chalmers, aka Mr X Stitch, shows you how to cross stitch using simple step-by-step instructions and also takes you to the frontiers of cross stitch design.
The book is aimed at stitchers of all abilities, from absolute beginners looking to learn a new craft to embroiderers and cross stitchers who want to do something different in cross stitching. Features include:
- Basics of cross stitching, including information on materials, tools, techniques and colour blending
- Different materials such as glow-in-the-dark threads and stitching on metal
- More than 20 stunning cutting-edge projects to make
- Guidance on how to create cross stitch designs of your own
- Showcases the work of contemporary cross stitchers who are pushing the boundaries of their craft
Look inside the book.$34.99
This new and revised edition of the definitive guide to cross stitch and counted thread methods updates you with all the latest trends, techniques and materials.
Presents 100+ new charted designs and project ideas – experiment with combining cross stitch with other methods (pulled / drawn thread work, Hardanger, blackwork), embellishments (beads, ribbons) and a stitch library.$39.99$34.99
A collection of over 50 cross stitch charts that are quick to stitch and fun to make.
- Be inspired by the seaside, with cross-stitched beach huts, fish, shells, boats, lighthouses, starfish, sandcastles, flags and seagulls
- Create timeless pictures for your home or cards and gifts for friends and family, including cushions, bags and hanging signs
- Pick and mix motifs from different charts or use letters from the alphabet samplers to personalize your designs
Stitch personalized gifts for friends and family with this contemporary collection of over 100 letter and number charts. The charts work for both cross stitch and needlepoint and the book allows you to use the charted designs in a variety of ways to inspire you to create unique pieces and experiment with different fabrics such as canvas and aida, and differing threads and yarns.
Each letter and number collection has been designed so you can stitch them separately or combine them to make dates and words. There is also a selection of corner designs and ampersands which can be mixed and matched with each collection.
Felicity Hall's stunning project gallery offers you inspiration for transforming your designs into cushions, gifts, cards and pictures.$39.99$34.99
If you have two hours, you've got time to complete a cross-stitch project, thanks to this fresh take on the craft.
These 300 quick, easy, and attractive vintage and retro-style designs all feature adorable animals. With everything from whimsical rabbits to rubber duckies to too-cute alligators – organized by theme – this collection is sure to become a beloved resource for stitchers.
To help beginners get started there's a brief basics section, plus charts and floss information.$29.99
These 300 easy, quick, vintage-and-retro inspired designs all feature lovely and richly colourful flower-based motifs. Some are singular blossoms, while others are gathered in wreaths or placed in pretty flowerpots.
Plus, there are other charming images to help fill out a sampler, including windmills, children on garden swings or bestowing a bouquet, and even flower-bearing teddy bears.
Every stitcher will cherish this charming collection. It takes only two short hours to grow a cross-stitch garden!
X-Stitch will teach you everything you need to know ... and then some ... to complete 19 incredible, easy-to-make cross-stitch projects.
Varying in difficulty, and designed to appeal to both female and males stitchers, these projects offer a cool, modern take on a traditional art form. Master cross-stitch basics and fundamental techniques, get comfortable with materials and tools of the trade, read a cross-stitch pattern, identify the many established designs as well as create your own from scratch, and more.$26.99