Cross-stitch for the First Time

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Sterling, 2000 - Crafts & Hobbies - 112 pages
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Welcome to the rewarding and wonderful world of counted cross-stitch! All the basics of this popular and time-tested method of embroidery are compiled here in a full-color, step-by-step format. Discover what fabrics, flosses, and tools to use; how to cross-stitch on different types of materials; how to execute different types of stitches, and more. 20 delightful projects--specially geared for the beginner--will help you master each technique. Learn the fundamental cross-stitch and make a "Bless This Home" sign. See how to embellish with beads and make a Native-American-inspired "Lone Wolf." An alphabet sampler provides the tools needed to personalize and sign your work. Find out how to use plastic canvas and stitch an adorable "Snowman" ornament. As you work through the chapters, the knowledge you have gained will build upon itself, enabling you to eventually tackle any cross-stitch project that strikes your fancy. "Bonus: An inspiring gallery of extraordinary cross-stitch pieces by leading designers!

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Excellent tutorial on cross-stitching for the beginner! My first project was made so much easier after reading through this book. The book is broken down in very short, easy to understand specific ... Read full review

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This introduction to cross stitch breaks down the various aspects of the technique into easily mastered segments, each of which answers a question such as "How do I cross-stitch with more than one ... Read full review

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