Made in France - Cross Stitch & Embroidery
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Simple and timeless in red, white and blue, these exquisite needlecraft motifs can be used in a multitude of ways to create unique gifts and home accessories. Everything can be embroidered - from little canvas shoes to bed linen and handkerchiefs, from linen bags to bath towels and cotton tea towels. Some simple and charming motifs, a skein or two of embroidery thread, a needle and a few basic stitches - nothing could be simpler.
Includes advice and tips on how to make the projects using only seven stitches. These elegant and easy projects will seduce every reader into the simple art of embroidery. Key points: each of the 55 projects is illustrated with full page photographs and positioned against a background of stylish French rooms and homewares in red, white and blue; a full page grid is provided for each motif; simple stiches and motifs make every project accessible to complete beginners.
The book is split into red, white and blue sections with projects such as samplers, cushions, place mats, towels, aprons alongside less conventional ones like plant markers, shoes, and recipe books. The photography is very inspiring, with clear templates for both cross stitch and embroidery to follow.
Written by Agnes Delage-Calvet and Anne Sohier-Fournel.
176 pages. Published by Murdoch Books.