Stitch Alphabets & Numbers – Book Review

Circus alphabet, copyright Felicity Hall

120 Contemporary Designs for Cross Stitch and Needlepoint, Felicity Hall, David & Charles, 2014 $24.99 ISBN: 978-1-4463-0391-7 The British designer, Felicity Hall, is well-known for her bold graphic needlepoint, often featuring lettering and sayings. In her first book she brings this style to three alphabets and three sets of numbers, along with basic instructions and [...]

Vintage Needlepoint – Anne Orr Maple Leaf

needlepoint maple lea chart, designed by anne orr

Originally posted 2009-10-26 16:57:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This is a simple maple leaf from Anne Orr. Isn’t it great? It’s so simple that it could be a beginning project if you wanted to try counted needlepoint. I’m also thinking it would be great for other techniques using charts like beadwork, filet crochet or [...]

Free Mythbusters Quote Pattern

mythbusters cross stitch

Originally posted 2010-08-06 07:21:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I am a huge Mythbusters fan (nerdiness surfacing here) and so I was so excited when CRAFT blog (the on-line version of CRAFT magazine) posted about this delightful chart of a quote from Mythbusters. I love the elaborate stitching and those great lions at the bottom. [...]

Celtic Art in Cross Stitch – book review

Originally posted 2003-09-18 06:56:49. Republished by Blog Post PromoterCeltic Art in Cross Stitch Barbara Hammet I just love Barbara’s two other books of cross stitch designs (Art Nouveau and William Morris), so I was delighted to see this new books. The book opens with a very good introduction about Celtic Art which looks at it [...]