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Big Book of Cross-Stitch Design: Over 900 Simple-to-Sew Decorative Motifs

3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  39 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Here are more than 900 motifs, plus dozens of project ideas, to please every cross-stitch crafter. This book clearly explains the stitches, shows how to prepare the fabric, provides a size guide, and much more--crafters of all levels will find a motif to suit any occasion.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published March 15th 2007 by Readers Digest (first published December 31st 2005)
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Jennie
Apr 13, 2012 Jennie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cross-stitch
After a quick flick through it, I realized that the designs were the same as the part-magazine series "Cross Stitch Magic" - many of which I had already.

There is 900+ motifs with different chapters with groups of motifs ranging from floral to animals and everything in between. There is also a chapter devoted to techniques and materials.

The patterns themselves are graphs with coloured symbols and they are nice and clear. There is a colour photo of the finished design.

This would be a good book to
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Arwen Robertson
Jul 19, 2012 Arwen Robertson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an awesome book! Everything is so easy to follow, and the designs were gorgeous!
Linda
Oct 18, 2009 Linda added it
Shelves: domestic-arts, to-buy
I especially like the ethnic motifs and the ones that include beading.
Stephanie
Aug 05, 2010 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: craft-sewing
Full of patterns!
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