Cross Stitch

  • 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.

  • 20 to Stitch: Christmas Cross Stitch

    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.

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  • Criss-Crossing Paris

    Create an unforgettable travel memoir of Paris, with charming designs that feature familiar sights and unexpected moments. Each page is an invitation for the traveler or lover of Paris to share the author's journey, evoking memories of one of the worlds most romantic cities.

    Snapshots, short poetic descriptions and charming illustrations of the inspiration behind the designs are accompanied by photographs of the finished projects and counted charts. As well as pictures and pillows, projects include other items like a baguette tote, a metro sign ticket holder and a door knocker pincushion.

    Each design can be adapted to stitch onto a variety of items and advice is given on these variations. Intrepid cross stitchers can step off the grid and use the illustrations as a guide to stitch on to linen, while those who prefer to work counted designs on Aida cloth will find chart templates in the book.

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  • Cross Stitch

    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.

  • 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.

  • Floral Elegance

    Flowers are ideal subjects for embroidery because of their organic shapes and timeless appeal. While they are rooted in the rich tradition of floral embroidery, these designs have a clean and contemporary palette and subtle shading. The patterns include small pincushion designs, scissor cases, and small pictures as well as larger cushion and tablecloth designs.

    Cross-stitch and needlepoint designs are included, to encourage crafters to try some new techniques.

  • 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.

  • Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch

    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

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  • 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

  • Really Cross Stitch

    Inspired by the banners and signs at recent marches around the world, Really Cross Stitch takes all that anger, outrage and protest and puts it inside a pretty, decorative border. Along with some snarky commentary and general annoyance.

    Featuring more than 40 truly original cross stitch designs, the book also contains instructions on techniques for new stitchers.

  • 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.

  • Two Hour Cross Stitch: Animals

    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.

  • Two Hour Cross Stitch: Flowers
    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!