Stuff Around the World in Cross Stitch
by Jan Eaton
ISBN-10: 1853681768
ISBN-13: 9781853681769
New Holland
HC w/ Dust Jacket
Pages: 176
Language(s): English
Very Good/Very Good - Light cover and edge wear.

In this book, the author incorporates ethnic and traditional embroidery forms into contemporary craft projects, offering 300 color illustrations of instructions, stitching charts, and finished embroideries for more than 50 projects. Chapters, divided into main areas of the world, contain three to five activities. Various international sources have inspired the embroideries shown here, which include Chinese bed linens, Maori traycloth, Thai purses, Aboriginal creatures pictures, Balkan place settings, and various Eastern European peasant borders. A review of embroidery techniques and sewing details for project completion is offered in the final chapter. While even novice cross-stitchers will be able to accomplish the patterns, the culturally influenced patterns will inspire the more proficient.