20 to Stitch: Christmas Cross Stitch
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20 to Stitch: Christmas Cross Stitch

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Create twenty unique and whimsical Christmas cross-stitch designs with this latest addition to the Twenty to Make series. Emulate Michael Powell's distinctive cross-stitch style to make Christmas cards or samplers as special gifts for friends and family. Designs range from festive candle arrangements to vintage winter street scenes, and each design is accompanied by an easy-to-follow stitching guide.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 155 x 215 x 5mm | 126g
  • Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50 Illustrations, color
  • 1782215093
  • 9781782215097
  • 42,696

Table of contents

Introduction 4

Stitching instructions 6

Hanging Baubles 8

Festive Townhouse 10

Christmas Candle 12

Catch a Falling Star 14

Sparkling Snowflake 16

The Christmas Star 18

O Christmas Tree! 20

Season's Greetings 22

Dancing Trees 24

Candle Cluster 26

Wintry Chapel 28

Christmas Bell 30

Christmas Cake 32

Coloured Light Border 34

Heart Decoration 36

A Stack of Gifts 38

Starlit Stable 40

Snow-topped Tree 42

Little Christmas Tree 44

Vase of Stars 46
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Review quote

Issue 102 - September 2017



The latest in the hugely popular series, this book is unlike any cross-stitching guide we have seen before. With 20 unusual and charming designs, it will bring your festive decor right up to date. You're sure to enjoy the process as much as the results, thanks to the detailed yet easy-to-follow stitch guides and straightforward instructions. * Sew * Popular artist Michael presents twenty contemporary designs on a Christmas or winter theme. The delightful images are suitable for cards and decorations or other small items such as book marks and scissor-keepers, which would make lovely gifts. The designs, worked from easy-to-follow full-colour charts, are ideal for beginners, but also include suggestions for those with some sewing experience to expand the techniques. Good value for money. * East Kent Embroiderers Guild * This is one of the best of 20 to Stitch Books by Search Press. Unique designs by Michael Powell with his attention to detail. The charts are clear and in colour, easy to follow and suitable stitcher. Excellent value and if you know someone who stitches a fantastic Stocking filler. -- Muriel Campbell, Board Chair * Embroiderers Guild *
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About Michael Powell

Michael Powell's work is normally originated in pen and ink and watercolour: his 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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