Cross stitch has long been the most popular style of needlework and its appeal shows little sign of diminishing. "Top 100 Cross Stitch Motifs" takes a fresh look at this enduring craft to present a fabulous collection of the most popular motifs to inspire stitchers of all levels.Here are 100 designs that can easily be added to a whole range of items, from cards and clothing to bed linen and soft furnishings. Divided into 10 themes - birds and wildlife; flowers; buildings; alphabets; borders; teddy bears; boats; Christmas; cats and dogs; and fairies - each pattern includes a detailed chart with full-colour-key and a photograph of the embroidered motif stitched on 14-count Aida. There are also helpful suggestions on the best uses for each design.With patterns that will appeal to a wide range of tastes, "Top 100 Cross Stitch Motifs" is the perfect guide for beginners, as well as a wonderful sourcebook of ideas.
Michaela Learner is an experience needleworker having worked as a freelance stitcher and designer for 15 years. She has worked in all areas of decorative stitching including hardanger, drawn and pulled fabric work, blackwork and freestyle embroidery but concentrates mainly on cross stitch. She has worked for magazines, part works and manufacturers of embroidery materials.
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