Mini Cross Stitch

Mini Cross Stitch

Paperback Twenty to Make

By (author) Michael Powell

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  • Publisher: Search Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 213mm x 10mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Tunbridge Wells
  • ISBN 10: 1844486575
  • ISBN 13: 9781844486571
  • Illustrations note: 50 colour
  • Sales rank: 23,434

Product description

Michael Powell provides twenty mini cross stitch designs, each accompanied by a full-colour chart, key and general instructions. Each of Michael's unique, quirky contemporary designs measures approximately 31/2 x 31/2in (9 x 9cm), though the designs come in a variety of formats and include tall, narrow designs as well as borders. All the designs can be worked on 14-count Aida or evenweave fabric. There's a broad range of subjects to choose from, including country cottages, flowers, hearts, and festive Christmas trees, so whatever the occasion, there is bound to be a design that suits it perfectly. There are general instructions and simple stitch diagrams at the beginning of the book, so even those new to cross stitch will be able to accomplish all of the projects, as well as notes on fabric preparation and washing instructions.

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Author information

Michael Powell's love of buildings and architecture are the main inspiration for his work, normally created in pen and ink and watercolour. Michael's unique style translates brilliantly into needlework, whether it is cross-stitch or needlepoint/tapestry, where he replaces his watercolour palette with the vast range of cotton or wool. The resulting designs take on a new, fantastic vibrancy of their own. Michael has won The British Craft Awards Designer of the Year numerous times, and is continually working hard to create wonderful new designs for your stitching pleasure.

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Have a library of quirky gems from Michael Powell to hand with this new book from Search Press. This is one of the Twenty to Make series so this smashing little booklet contains mini cross stitch designs that distil Michael's distinctive and contemporary style. As fans of Michael Powell's design would expect, there are hearts, fairytale buildings and flowers with no straight lines anywhere! There is plenty of inspiration for all occasions throughout the year for cards, small pictures and other ideas. The charts are colour-and-symbol combinations and of a very good size for an almost pocket-sized book. There are no fractional stitches and the detail in Michael's designs come from the intricate back stitch.-New Stitches This book is part of the Twenty To Make series. It's a quirky new take on cross stitch influenced by a love of architecture, buildings and gardens. The twenty unique, contemporary designs are shown with charts to work. There is a brief stitching guide. I love the birthday cake, daises and village. The latter and a couple of other designs remind me of the architect Gaudi. All the designs are worked as mini designs, so they are relatively quick to make. Great little book.-Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts A great little book, even those who are new to cross stitch will be able to accomplish all of the projects. There's notes on fabric preparation and washing instructions too.-Craft Focus

Table of contents

Introduction 4 Stitching instructions 6 Simple daisy 8 Heart with jewels 10 Garden shed 12 Cupcake hearts 14 Orange tree at sunset 16 Chapel in moonlight 18 Queen of hearts 20 Cottage with orange trees 22 Mountain cottage 24 Heart border 26 Border with flower 28 Hearts in tall glass vase 30 White village 32 Heart dangle 34 Sunny windowsill 36 Christmas tree with snow 38 Bunch of flowers 40 Birthday cake 42 Country cottage 44 Daisies 46