Find just the right alphabet for every item and every occasion. With this indispensable leaflet in your library, it'll be as easy as A-B-C. There are 136 decorative alphabets to embellish clothing, hand towels, samplers, and more. 48 pages.
Dress up hand towels for every season with these fingertip towel fashions from Jane Chandler. This collection of 16 cross stitch designs is sure to include just what you need to add a little something new to your home decor. Motifs include apples, sunflowers, herbs, hummingbirds, geraniums, roses, grapevines, watermelons, strawberries, a poinsettia, an autumn wreath, a spring flower arrangement, and hopping bunnies. Each was stitched on an ecru velour fingertip towel with a 14 count insert.
101 Christmas Minis -- Book 2 is packed with petite cross stitch designs by Holly DeFount of Kooler Design Studio. These traditional holiday designs are wonderful for finishing as ornaments or using to embellish other decorations and gifts. Designs portray Nativity scenes, Santas, snowmen, florals, toys, elves, stars, candles, greetings, pets, music, and more. When stitched on 18-count fabric, they all fit inside a 2 1/2-inch diameter opening. Full-color charts and basic cross stitch diagrams and instructions are included.
Just imagine all the ways you can use these fun cross stitch alphabets! Try adding monograms or phrases to album covers, key fobs, photo frames, backpacks, purses, or anywhere you can insert evenweave fabric. Stitch the letters on a strip of Aida fabric to create a bookmark or pillow sash. Cross stitch wedding and birth announcements on linen. Embellish your scrapbook pages with a cross stitched title. This big book of little alphabets has just-right lettering for any papercrafting project, including greeting cards. There are also dozens of illustrated alphabets for themes such as baby, flowers, hearts, Art Deco, dinosaurs, holidays, and more. Sizes range from the tiniest 1-square-high backstitch alphabet to illustrated styles that are more than 20 squares high. Most charts are in black-and-white; charts for some decorative designs are in full color. 60 pages.
Quick, cute, and fun to do, Bobbie Watts's beautiful biscornu can teach the embroiderer a whole range of needlecraft skills. This amazing little eight-sided pillow gets its name from a French word meaning "quirky." It can be used as a pincushion, ornament, scissor fob, sachet, or just about anything you can think to do with a tiny cushion. A basic biscornu is composed of two fabric squares that are stacked, with the top square askew, and then sewn together. Step-by-step instructions, photographs, and charts will guide you through the variety of embroidery techniques and embellishments that Bobbie used for her 9 designs: Renaissance, Bright Gem, Orange Gem, Rosebuds, Green Garden, Blue Pearls, Stripes of Pink, Crimson Flower, and Variegated Lattice.
Working with alphabets is all about creativity. You can choose what you want to say and then choose how it looks! With these 15 illustrated cross stitch alphabets by Linda Gillum of Kooler Design Studio, you can add sweet touches to the nursery, and the playful characters will help the alphabet come to life for a small child. Guidelines are included to help in the creative process, from choosing your design and charting it (with tips for spacing between letters and rows, arranging it, and fitting it to a specific stitching area) to stitching your design (figuring the size to cut your fabric and using the right number of floss strands). General cross stitch instructions include step-by-step diagrams for Cross Stitches, Quarter Stitches, Backstitch, and French Knots.
In 36 Easy Bread Cloths, Deborah A. Lambein presents three dozen quick and easy corner designs to cross stitch on bread cloths. Designs range from quilt-inspired topics to teapots, baked goods, flowers, farm animals, teddy bears, angels, and others. Full-color charts make each project simple and enjoyable to create.
Make every day special by adding the charm of cross stitch to your dinner table. Any one of these 25 bread cloths by Deborah Lambein is sure to provide the perfect touch. Great corner decorations for prefinished bread cloths, the motifs include sunflowers, grapevines, strawberries, hearts, bears, fresh fruits and veggies, roses, cows, angels, and Noah's ark. No matter what your style, you can find just the right accent here!
Fast and Festive -- 50 Christmas Designs features charming cross stitch designs to use in a variety of creative projects. All are similar in size (with a stitch count of approximately 40 x 60), so all you have to do is choose a design and then choose your favorite finishing technique and start stitching. Instructions are included for making framed pieces, embellishing garments, covering a photo album, decorating a pillow, making a gift bag, and creating an ornament edged with cording. Designs include angels, snowmen, Santas, bears, reindeer, penguins, cats, dogs, mice, stockings, trees, candles, wreaths, and holiday greetings. Full-color charts and basic cross stitch diagrams and instructions are included.
The eloquent words of Psalm 23 are beautifully presented in this cross stitch pastoral scene by Holly DeFount of Kooler Design Studio. A leafy vine fills the border around the peaceful depiction of sheep grazing along a stream. Model stitched on 25 count antique white lugana with DMC floss. Stitch count is 120W x 178H.
Believers throughout the ages have felt the glorious presence of the Creator as they lift their voices in songs of worship, contrition, and awe. It is the anticipation of that sweet union that inspired authors and musicians to pen the moving stanzas and rousing refrains of these 12 beloved hymns. Each is carefully charted for cross stitch and presented with the story behind the song's creation.
The songs are We Gather Together stitch count 135x160; Have Thine Own Way Lord stitch count 111x139; Go, Tell It on the Mountain stitch count 120x92; All Things Bright and Beautiful stitch count 91x151; His Eye Is on the Sparrow stitch count 117x143; I Need Thee Every Hour stitch count 145x116; Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee stitch count 113x154; My Hope Is Built stitch count 111x160; Sing Them Over Again to Me stitch count 84x119; This Is My Father's World stitch count 121x153; Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus stitch count 114x161; and When We Walk with the Lord stitch count 60x157.