Designer Cross Stitch Projects: Over 100 Colorful and Contemporary Patterns

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Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated, Jan 1, 2014 - Crafts & Hobbies - 111 pages
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This bumper collection of contemporary cross-stitch projects is packed with on-trend inspiration from today's hottest designers, such as Jan Constantine, Felicity Hall, Emily Peacock, Floss & Mischief, Mr. X Stitch, and more. Whether your style is funky, retro, or bold, you're sure to find the perfect project here. Designer Cross Stitch Projects offers more than 100 vibrant designs, inspired by current fashion and interiors trends and bursting with color. Easy step-by-step guides show how to make professional-looking gifts and accessories, including fun, quirky ideas to knock up in a weekend; fabulous gifts to give to others; and stunning, large-scale projects that will dazzle in any home.

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Emily Peacock – Her stylish tapestry and cross stitch kits have been featured in The Daily Mail, Living Etc,  and Time Out NY. She also co-authored the book, Adventures in Needlework.

Felicity Hall – After studying textiles and fine art at university, Felicity built a business creating affordable cross stitch and needlework kits. Her kits and charts blur the boundaries of craft, fashion and interior design, always with a vibrant contemporary edge.

Mr X Stitch (Jamie Chalmers) – Since launching his blog, Jamie has become a hero to contemporary cross stitch everywhere. Since 2003, when he discovered cross stitch, he has set up his own website launching his irreverent stitching style to the world and using his site to champion new contemporary designers.

Lesley Teare – Lesley’s background is in freelance design for the retail trade and card companies, as well as teaching art. She’s been creating needlecraft designs and kits for 20 years, has written four cross stitch books and contributed to ten more.

Maria Diaz – She studied fine art and was the first in-house designer for DMC. She’s now a freelance cross stitch designer and consultant who works with publishers around the world and contributes to many cross stitch magazines and books.

Lucie Heaton – She has been creating cross stitch designs for 18 years. She designs charts for magazines, books and needlework companies. She has contributed to books such as Cross Stitch Alphabets and Cross Stitch Fairies.

Angela Poole – Angela creates beautiful stylized designs for both cross stitch and papercraft. She regularly designs for CrossStitcher magazine and is a full-time Creative Editor on Papercraft Inspirations.

Kerry Morgan – She contributes designs monthly to CrossStitcher magazine.

Jane Prutton – Jane creates fun textile images and samplers by mixing up various techniques with fabric painting, bleaching and machine stitching.

Genevieve Brading – She is the designer at Floss & Mischief, whose specialty is creepy crawly cross stitch kits and patterns.

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