Cats in Cross Stitch

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Reader's Digest Association, 1997 - Crafts & Hobbies - 126 pages
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A su-purrr way to celebrate the beauty and charms of the cat -- the favorite pet in america today.

More than two dozen projects featuring cats offer cat-lovers a delightful way to express their devotion. Designed for needleworkers at every level, "Cats In Cross Stitch" provides helpful information on fabrics, threads, hoops, needles; and other equipment, plus concise instructions on all the basic stitches and techniques used in cross stitch. Step-by-step directions, a full-color chart, and alternate suggestions for working the design are included with each project, and a special section explains how to create professional-looking finished pieces.

For cat-owners looking for a unique way to show-off photographs of their pets, "Cats In Cross Stitch" presents simple mats and picture frames that can be personalized with the cat's name and the date of the photograph, and, for the "extra" shots, a beautiful cover for a photograph album. A Christmas stocking, ready to be packed with catnip toys and other treats, is the perfect way to include the family pet in holiday festivities, while a cat calendar is a charming, reminder of a cat's honored position in the household throughout the year. Curious kittens, serene Siameses, and other feline favorites stitched on placemats, tea cozies, cushions, and other practical items, will add a note of cheer to everyday activities. And because everyone (even the cat-less) knows someone with a passion for cats, "Cats In Cross Stitch" is filled with ideas for great gifts -- from an address book graced with a playful kitten, to a paperweight featuring a tortoise-shell cat surrounded by poppies, to a table-top screen with a contented cat asleep in a cozy spot.

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