17 June 2020

£26.99

BC Paperback

216x280 mm

9781782218128

9781782218128

96 pages

Search Press

Cross Stitch Christmas

by Hélène Le Berre

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 emphasize 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, personalized 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.

Book Contents

The embroideries 8

ADVENT FOLIAGE
Adopt a fir tree 10
Be good 12
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 60

Techniques and how to make up your embroidery projects 82
Stitches 84
Getting started 85
Equipment 86
Classic fabrics 86
Instructions for making up 88

Acknowledgements 96

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