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The Cross Stitcher's Bible

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Both novice and expert stitchers will find a mine of useful material in this book to help them obtain the best results from their cross stitch work. It is divided into three parts, each section crammed with essential information and valuable hints. Part One covers basic techniques such as reading a chart, the different threads and fabrics available, and how to get stitchin ...more
Paperback, 110 pages
Published February 1st 2003 by David & Charles Publishers (first published 2000)
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Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good introduction to cross stitching, with a bit of related counted-thread techniques (Hardanger, drawn and pulled thread work, blackwork embroidery) to boot. The pictures are great. There are about 50 pages of full-color charts in the second half of the book, with up-close pictures how each project looks when stitched. The edition I read (published 2000) was understandably behind the times on using computers to make cross stitch patterns, so if that's what you're looking for, look els ...more
Dec 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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It's a small book indeed and yet it contains so much informations. The book is well titled because it is assurely the most complete book on cross-stitch I've seen that shows every stitch and how to do them and it goes beyond cross-stitch to teach other stitches that you could use along with your cross-stitch. The author also mentions the different cloths you can use to stitch on, the different threads, and how to finish your pieces when they're over. This is the book to get for a beginner in cro ...more
Oct 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
Ideal for dipping in and out of as a beginner or more experienced. It has some good designs.
A must have. Easy to follow and understand instructions. Even comes with some cute patterns in the back.
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