Adult Books

The Big Book of Cross-Stitch Designs
Over 900 Simple-to-Stitch Decorative Motifs

By Reader's Digest Editors

Subject: Crafts & Hobbies
Paberback | 320 pages | 8 1/4 x 11
US$19.95 | CAN$21.95
Publication Date: 2008-03-27
ISBN: 9780762106745
Cross stitch is portable, affordable, easy to master, and produces quick and beautiful results. No wonder it remains a perennially popular needlecraft. Now in paperback, The Big Book of Cross-Stitch Designs presents more than 900 inspirational, unique motifs to help crafters perk up any project and keep stitching throughout the year.

Geometric designs, an animal menagerie, a patchwork sewing sampler, and other assorted motifs pack the book's 320 pages. More than 800 full-color illustrations and photographs are featured alongside step-by-step instructions, helpful tips, materials lists, and clear color-coded keys.

The Big Book of Cross-Stitch Designs welcomes beginners to the craft by offering hints and tips for choosing the best fabrics and threads and providing clear, simple techniques for basic cross-stitch and its variations. Seasoned stitchers can skip ahead to the second part of the book, which contains a library of patterns for hundreds of motifs. A useful size guide accompanies every pattern, allowing stitchers to tailor a project to their needed dimensions.

With this book, cross-stitchers of all experience levels are sure to find a motif to suit most occasions.


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