Cross Stitch

  • 1000 Cross Stitch Motifs

    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.

  • 1000 Mini Cross Stitch Motifs

    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.

  • 20 to Make: Mini Cross Stitch

    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.

  • 2001 Cross Stitch Designs

    This golden encyclopedia of needlework complements the library of every cross-stitcher. Featuring 2001 designs for every occasion and category of stitching – holidays, alphabets, florals, nature, sports, children, babies, Christmas, animals and numerous others – each motif collection is accompanied by a clear and accurate colour chart and colour key.

    • Tips for end uses for the designs
    • Includes 50 specialty stitch diagrams with instructions
    • Cross-stitch tips and specialty stitches to accompany the designs

  • Cross Stitch Antique Style Samplers

    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

  • Cross-Stitch Garden

    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.

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  • Cross-Stitch to Calm

    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.

  • Easy Cross Stitch Series 1: Flowers

    Full of vibrant floral cross-stitch designs, this book uses a variety of colours and endless shapes to capture the wonder of the natural world. The patterns are easy-to-follow, and there is a full-colour chart and a colour key on every page.

    Organized by colour and by flower type, including popular varieties such as roses and lavender, this portable craft book is an ideal guide for anyone who wants to create decorative table cloths, cushions or other household linens. Smaller designs that serve well on a greeting card or combine to make up a lovely sampler are also included.

  • I Love Cross Stitch: Quick Christmas Gifts

    A selection of cross stitch patterns for that are ideal to stitch for gifts, from some of the world's leading cross stitch designers.

    This booklet features 25 unique and wonderful Christmas cross stitch designs across a range of styles, with clear, full-colour cross stitch charts and easy-to-follow sewing instructions for each project.

    Choose from cross stitch gifts for children and babies, to hand stitched Christmas tree decorations that will be treasured forever, and many more charming handmade gifts in this charming collection of quick cross stitch projects.

  • I Love Cross Stitch: Sprites & Wizards

    Bring a little magic into your home with this fantastic selection of cross stitch patterns for wizards & sprites, from some of the world's leading cross stitch designers.

    This booklet features 12 captivating cross stitch designs across a range of styles, including designs for fantasy wizards, fairies and pixies with clear, full-colour cross stitch charts and easy-to-follow sewing instructions for each project.

    Projects include large and small samplers, a wall hanging, a handbag mirror, greetings cards and an embroidered keepsakes box – all featuring fantasy cross stitch designs that will inspire you to start stitching today!

  • Irresistible Gifts to Cross Stitch

    The editors of CrossStitcher magazine have assembled this collection of irresistible gift ideas. Inside you'll find 255 gift and card patterns for each and every special occasion, from Mother's Day to the arrival of a new baby. Featuring projects by 16 top cross stitch designers, this tantalizing compendium is a must-have for every stitcher.

    This collection of goodies to stitch and share includes:

    • Funky Teatime – treat Mom to a crazy tea cosy for Mother's Day

    • December Stitching Diary – 25 little Christmas motifs to keep you busy

    • Baby Steps – felt booties for a new baby

    • What A Hoot! – make a colourful owl cushion for a child's bedroom

    • Easter Egg-stravaganza – everything you need to decorate for Easter

    • Little Monsters – the kids will be lining up for these collectable little buttons

  • Made in France: Cross Stitch & Embroidery for Babies, Toddlers &

    From stripy blankets and pink cotton dresses to bibs with bright motifs, these 39 projects are a unique collection in the finest French style. Making these affordable gifts is made easier with step-by-step instructions and each project will only take a little time and care.

    Create clothes and accessories from scratch or breathe life into pre-loved items. Projects include:

    • Eiffel Tower Alphabet

    • Bathrobe

    • Lucie Embroidery

    • Counting Sheep Curtain

    • Just-a-Minute Bottle Cover

    • Bird-on-a-Wire Cushion

    • Cot Bumper

    • And More!

  • Made in France: Sweet Treats in Cross-Stitch
    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.

  • Magical Cross Stitch Designs

    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.

  • Mega Mini Cross Stitch

    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.

  • Modern Cross Stitch

    Hannah Sturrock shares over 30 beautiful patterns with you. Hannah's designs are a little bit different from what is available elsewhere. She uses simple outlines with striking patterns and clean, fresh colours, and takes inspiration from new interior fashions, vintage textiles, nature, toys and more, always striving to be contemporary and stylish.

    Discover five chapters of fabulous ideas: For a Beautiful Baby; For Big Kids; For a Special Occasion; For a Nature Lover; and For the Home. Make an adorable barnyard scene picture for young ones, or a comic-book style cross-stitched mobile phone case. Add an extra handmade touch to presents with stitched gift tags, and create a Christmas toy sack that will be treasured throughout the years. Bring the beauty of nature into the home with the flower hessian tote and the stunning floral finch cushion.

    You can even take cross stitch to a new level, decorating walls with washi tape birds and stitching velvet ribbon onto woven chair seats. Make use of other innovative materials, too, including soluble canvas - which allows you to cross stitch on any fabric – and glow in the dark embroidery thread.

  • New Cross Stitchers Bible

    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.

  • Proper Stitch

    A book on CD for anyone who does cross stitch. The Proper Stitch presents projects and stitch illustrations the will improve your stitching skills.

    This is one of the few books available that actually shows both the front and back side of each stitch. And It doesn’t just show the diagrams, but gives clear explanations for the stitches and how they can be done properly. Features include:

    • Over 60 stitches
    • 3 samplers with instructions and charts
    • Printer friendly pages
    • Ability to search by word or phrase across numerous patterns

  • Sand, Sea & Cross Stitch

    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 Alphabets & Numbers

    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.