Best Cross-Stitch Books

Here you will get Best Cross-Stitch Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. St Martin's Griffin Book, Assorted

Author: by Marchen Art
Vista Partners Inc.
160 pages

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St Martin’s Griffin Macrame Pattern Book- Learn how to make over 70 macrame knots and small repeat patterns and then use them to create a wide range of stunning patterns. This guidebook is an outstanding resource for both new and experienced knotters.

Start with the basics, then progress to more complex designs with close-up photographs and clear step-by-step diagrams and instructions. Includes 33 projects ranging from simple jewelry pieces to more complicated projects including: net bags, ornate baskets, brooches, necklaces, and more. 160 pages, soft cover.

2. Stitchcraft: An Embroidery Book of Simple Stitches and Peculiar Patterns

Author: by Gayla Partridge
208 pages


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Step inside a world of arcane imagery and rich esoteric symbolism in Stitchcraft: An Embroidery Book of Simple Stitches and Peculiar Patterns. Author Gayla Partridge draws upon her knowledge of phrenology, anatomy, floral design, and Ouija to create deeply imaginative embroidery art.

Stitchcraft features: 30 intricate pieces, designed using a combination of nine basic stitches Insight from the author on the creation of each original piece 30 basic patterns to get the reader started creating their own version of the pieces Through extraordinary, stylized photography and detailed close-ups of her designs, readers learn about Partridge’s sources of inspiration, technique, and modern twists on an age-old craft.

The intricate pieces in Stitchcraft are entirely achievable with basic embroidery stitches and easy-to-follow instructions, enchanting embroidery beginners and experts alike. From the anatomy of snakes to bountiful bouquets, from Dia de Los Muertos to a threaded Virgin Mary, readers will be inspired to recreate Partridge’s exclusive designs, and to make them their own.

3. The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery: A Guide To Essential Stitches, Techniques And Projects

Author: by Various
Search Press
400 pages

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A rich source of embroidery stitches, techniques and projects from the Royal School of Needlework. New from the world-renowned Royal School of Needlework, this beautiful book is a rich source of embroidery techniques, stitches and projects, covering eight key subjects in detail: crewelwork, bead embroidery, stumpwork, canvaswork, goldwork, whitework, blackwork and silk shading.

Containing all the trusted, bestselling content from the RSN Essential Stitch Guide series, plus a new section on mounting your finished work, this fantastic book is a must-have for all embroiderers. Fully redesigned and integrated, the original eight titles have been given a new lease of life in this larger format.

4. Cross Stitch for the Earth: 20 Designs to Cherish

Author: by Emma Congdon
112 pages

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Stitch for a greener future with this stunning collection of environment and nature focused designs from leading cross stitch designer Emma Congdon, better known as Stitchrovia. Whether it’s a plea to save the bees, clean up the oceans, appreciate nature, or unplug from technology, this celebration of the green movement in thread will remind us of the need to come together to build a brighter future, one stitch at a time.

Emma’s iconic designs are universally loved by her fans who have bought over 40,000 of her patterns on Etsy, and who have set up a dedicated fan group on Facebook, where they share their work in progress and proud finishes. This collection features 20 exclusive designs, each with an easy-to-read full colour and symbol chart.

Alongside the designs, Emma shares her thoughts and inspirations for each one, with a detailed materials list and instructions for stitching. Beginners to cross stitch will find a helpful guide to the stitches and techniques used and the beauty of cross stitch is that if you can sew one cross you can sew all these spectacular designs!

5. Pusheen: A Cross-Stitch Kit (RP Minis)

Author: by Claire Belton
RP Minis (May 1, 2018)
32 pages

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Craft your very own Pusheen masterpieces with Pusheen: A Cross-Stitch Kit. A perfect gift for the crafty cat lover in your life! Pusheen is the Internet’s adorable chubby tabby who has warmed the hearts of millions with her animated GIFs and comics.

For fans of I Am Pusheen the Cat; Pusheen: A Magnetic Kit; and the Pusheen coloring books, this craft kit includes everything you need to create cute embroidered designs of everyone’s favorite lazy, lovable feline:A 32-page mini book with cross-stitching instructions and two easy patterns (perfect for beginners and advanced stitchers alike)Two 5″ x 5″ pieces of cotton Aida clothA 3-inch embroidery hoopTwo tapestry needlesFour skeins of embroidery thread

6. Whimsical Cross-Stitch: More Than 130 Designs from Trendy to Traditional

Author: by Cari Buziak
Dover Publications
128 pages

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A Book of the Month Club’s Crafter’s Choice! Cross-stitch is a traditional hobby but your designs don’t have to be! These more than 130 patterns reflect a modern sensibility, with motifs ranging from trendy to vintage to kitschy, so there’s something here for everyone.

All are designed to fit into a 6-inch or smaller embroidery hoop, making them quick projects that can be finished in an evening or weekend. If you’re feeling ambitious, the small designs can be assembled to form a larger piece.

Patterns are organized according to theme: animals; designs, including flowers and snowflakes; home and hearth, consisting of more than 40 patterns that range from a patchwork heart and an antique sewing machine to teapots, a watering can, and variations on “home sweet home”; nature; and charming patterns for special occasions.

A brief introductory section offers advice on getting started, tools and supplies, and stitching.”A treat! Cross-stitchers will love this book.” Christian Fiction and More

7. Feminist Cross-Stitch: 40 Bold & Fierce Patterns

Author: by Stephanie Rohr
Lark Crafts
128 pages

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Make a statementand smash the patriarchy, one stitch at a timewith these 40 feminist-themed cross-stitching patterns! Crafty activists will love this snarky book with its 40 irreverent, vintage-inspired cross-stitch patterns. Whether you want to proudly announce to the world that you’re a nasty woman or remind others that a woman’s place is in the revolution, you’ll find edgy slogans, sharp one-liners, and cheeky images that make fabulous wall art or wonderful handmade gifts.

An illustrated basics section will get you started, with information on materials, tools, techniques, and framing your finished pieces.

8. DMC Color Chart Book for Diamond Painting : The Complete Table: 2019 DMC Color Card

Author: by Diamond Painting 911
31 pages

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35% OFF!Available for 29.99 $19.49! On Special Sale Until December 21. DMC Color chart card for Diamond PaintingSecond Edition / 4 Charts StylesThis is a printed hard copy for all 456 colors of DMC Resin Diamonds for Painting with Diamonds Kits. This dmc color chart card book is single sided printing, contains 4 styles of dmc color charts for your diamond painting projects.

These reference dmc color charts provide the DMC number, color description and a color swatch of each diamond color sorted numerically and by shade. 2 of these charts are full page, all colors in one page, 2 other charts are zoomed and split to several pages.

Today I’m going to show you the 2nd edition of our very eective DMC Color Chart Book for 2019. In fact, I recently used this exact book to assign DMC codes to a batch of unlabelled drills. You might already know that DMC uses over 450 colors But what are they?

Some are clearly dierent. Some are very similar. Tey can be difcult to distinguish from one another. But they’re all here. Well, you’re in for a treat! Because I’ve put together a complete list in this book! I recently updated this book to this second edition, providing you with 4 dierent charts: Chart #1: DA VINCI Chart Chart #2: WARHOL Chart Chart #3: VAN GOGH Chart Chart #4: PICASSO ChartAnd the best thing is that every chart has a special column to glue drills next to each color.

9. Kew Book of Embroidered Flowers, The: 11 inspiring projects with reusable iron-on transfers

Author: by Trish Burr
176 pages

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Written by needlework expert Trish Burr and created in association with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this package contains the sumptuous book and transfers of projects from the book together in a beautiful hardcover binder. Focusing mainly on long-and-short stitch and Trish’s delicate, considered use of silk shading, the book contains all the stitches needed, clearly illustrated, and gives thorough advice on preparation and choosing fabrics and threads – including a handy thread conversion chart.

The embroideries are reworkings of botanical artworks from Kew’s Art Collection. There is one ‘starter’ project to encourage readers to try out the techniques, one large sampler containing eighteen small elements that can be worked individually or as a group, and nine further projects, including a striking spider chrysanthemum, an elegant waterlily and an opulent magnolia.

All the projects are shown step by step, with an order of work diagram given where appropriate. The templates are included at full size at the back of the book.

10. Cross Stitch for the Soul: 20 designs to inspire

Author: by Emma Congdon
David & Charles
112 pages

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Craft your own comfort with these uplifting cross stitch quotes. Cross Stitch for the Soul is a collection of beautifully designed motivational and inspirational quotes rendered in easy cross-stitching techniques that will raise the spirits, both during the making process and beyond, as gifts for loved ones or as treasured pictures on the wall.

Cross stitch is a wonderfully calming and mindful occupation, a chance to slow down, embrace the process and create something beautiful. The 20 designs in this collection feature quotes that will resonate with anyone in need of a little boost. Designed by leading cross stitch designer Emma Congdon, aka Stitchrovia, whose modern styling appeals to crafters of all ages and abilities, these inspiring quotes will provide comfort, motivation and an all-round positive spin on life, reminding us that we are brave, strong and have the power to make our own futures one stitch at a time!

11. Do-It-Yourself Stitch People (2nd Edition)

Author: by Elizabeth Dabczynski-Bean
Beanski LLC
192 pages

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Give the best gift ever-a personalized, handmade cross-stitch family portrait for your family and friends, that you designed yourself! Do-It-Yourself Stitch People (2nd Edition), self-published by Elizabeth Dabczynski-Bean (creator of Stitch People), helps you create the perfect characters for your personalized cross-stitch portraits.

Mix and match the different hairstyles, clothing combinations, and accessories to delight friends and family with a totally personalized, handmade gift. Building on the success of the 1st Edition (originally released in 2014), Elizabeth has taken four years’ worth of feedback to create a new edition that’s over 80% bigger than the original, with 87 additional pages of patterns, instruction, and tips and tricks.

Stitch People is the definitive source for patterns on creating cross-stitch portraits. What’s included:192 pages of patterns, instructions, and tips & tricksSpiral-bound for easy and consistent useSpecific tutorials for curly hair, real-looking hair, lace techniques, patterned clothing, tattoos, and moreFamily pets!

12. DMC Color Chart for Diamond Painting Art: Professional DMC Color Card Book 2021

Author: by DMCART Press
40 pages

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UPDATED* DMC Color Chart for Diamond Painting Art. Chart 1 – DMC by numbers with colors, names, codes, and columns to glue leftover beads. (5d and 3d drills)Chart 2 – DMC by numbers with numbers and colors. Chart 3 – DMC by shades with numbers and colors.

Chart 4 – DMC by numbers with colors, names, codes, and columns to glue leftover beads, with the beautiful background design. Project Log – Log with space for up to 12 DP art projects! This book has all the colors and numbers you need to keep track of your inventory.

You get several charts, sorted by numbers or shades, to match colors and codes easily as required. Pages are single-sided, so you can cut them off, use charts separately, and share them with friends. Features:Suitable for kids and adults.

Professionally bound so the pages won’t fall out after a few weeks of use. Please, treat these charts as a guide only. The colors may vary slightly in reality because there are many drill manufacturers. It’s a perfect gift idea for every diamond painting lovers.Don’t delay.

13. Cross Stitch Motif Series 3: Borders: 300 New Cross Stitch Motifs

Author: by Maria Diaz
Tuva Publishing
112 pages

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Each title in the Cross Stitch Motif series contains dozens of themed borders, small and large images, and samplers to inspire an endless array of stitching projects. Easy-to-follow color charts and a color pattern key for each page make each book a useful addition to every design library.

A must for any cross-stitch pattern book collection, this sourcebook contains dozens of exciting border designs to inspire both experienced and novice stitchers. It is brimming with ideas that include strong geometric patterns, pretty florals, and fun, motif-based designs. There is a variety of sizes to adorn table cloths, towels, cushions, clothing, and any fabric or cross-stitch project.

14. Disney Princess Cross-Stitch: 22 Easy-to-Follow Patterns Featuring Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Mulan, and More!

Author: by Disney
Running Press Adult
80 pages

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Disney Princess Cross-Stitch brings your favorite leading ladies – from Belle and Mulan to Tiana and Merida – to the craft space with easy-to-follow patterns and enchanting art. Featuring characters from beloved classics to modern treasures, it’s a fun book for crafters of all ages and skill levels.

With profiles of each of the princesses, full-color patterns and spot illustrations throughout, easy-to-follow instructions, and an overview of cross-stitch basics, Disney Princess Cross-Stitch is as enchanting as it is practical. Grab a needle and some embroidery floss and get crafty with your favorite princesses!

Princesses included:Ariel (The Little Mermaid)Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)Belle (Beauty and the Beast)Cinderella (Cinderella)Jasmine (Aladdin)Merida (Brave)Mulan (Mulan)Pocahontas (Pocahontas)Rapunzel (Tangled)Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)

15. Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly Collection 1991-2015

Author: by Annie's
1 pages

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Containing unique reproductions of samplers and smalls from private collectors and museum collections, this DVD edition features one-of-a-kind antique needlework projects from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, as well as antique-inspired designs. Also featured are well-researched articles profiling sampler makers, sampler-producing schools, needlework tools, museums and the various historical events that have shaped needlework.

Some of the articles and projects cannot be found anywhere else, making this DVD essential to any collection. The DVD incudes full-color photography, easy-to-read charts and complete instructions.