For beginners or accomplished cross stitchers, this text provides information from the basic stitch itself to advanced techniques and complex designs. Hints and advice are provided throughout this text which presents a variety of designs from a range of themes and styles. over 250 col... our photographs
From its origins as thongs holding together pieces of animal skins, cross stitch has advanced from a primitive functional tool to a sophisticated decorative craft. Evident in almost every ancient culture, over the centuries the technique has inspired work of intricate beauty and style. This book distils this knowledge, expertise and inspirations into a single volume which includes all the information a cross stitcher needs, from the basic stitch itself to advanced techniques and complex designs. This text provides designs from a wide range of popular themes and styles, including: Celtic, Medieval, traditional, folk art and contemporary. Hints and advice on starting and finishing, using creative charts, and which tools and materials to use are also included.
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