These are beautifully delicate Christmas cross stitch designs to delight the heart and soul! If you love cross stitch, you need this book. Extremely pretty these designs from accomplished embroiderer Hélène Le Berre are light and airy, using backstitch to outline and emphasise with great skill.
Split into chapters on Advent Foliage, Christmas Animals, Festive Foliage and Amazing Alphabets, there is a lovely range of designs to fit every Christmas situation. You can make beautiful cutlery pockets with fox, bunny or baby deer motifs, a reindeer photo album cover, a pine cone confectionery sachet, personalised gift labels and many more elegant embroidered Christmas items. The charts are beautifully presented, along with a comprehensive techniques section at the back of the book.
Suitable for beginners to more advanced stitchers, these designs are achievable and utterly gorgeous.
- The embroideries 8
- ADVENT FOLIAGE
- Adopt a fir tree 10 Be good 1
- Those little extras 14 Liven up Christmas Eve 16 Read a Christmas story 18
- Cutlery pouches for festive place settings 20
- CHRISTMAS ANIMALS
- Create a fairytale atmosphere 22 Send Christmas cards 24
- Stave off hunger pangs 26 Count the days 28
- Choirs are singing 30
- A cover for a festive photo album 32
- FESTIVE FOLIAGE
- A time for giving 34 Secret Santa 36
- Regional traditions 38
- A candle in your window 40 Keep them going with a little bag of treats 42
- Write a letter to Santa 44 A furoshiki gift wrap 46
- AMAZING ALPHABETS
- Welcoming guests 48
- Enchanting tales 50 Keep the secret 52
- The elegant hellebore or Christmas Rose 54 The essential Christmas jumper 56 Personalised gift labels 58
- Cross stitch patterns 60Techniques and how to make up your embroidery projects 82 Stitches 84
- Getting started 85
- Equipment 86
- Classic fabrics 86
- Instructions for making up 88
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