100 Mini Cross Stitch Designs by Rosemary Drysdale

100 Mini Cross Stitch Designs
by Rosemary Drysdale

An inspiring collection of 100 small, colorful and fun motifs to stitch


Providing the perfect introduction for beginners, 100 Mini Cross Stitch Designs will also appeal to intermediate and advanced cross stitchers looking for inspiration. The book provides a detailed section on tools and materials, instructions on getting started, reading cross stitch charts, essential stitches and finishing touches. Author and crafter Rosemary Drysdale has been an embroiderer most of her life and has written many books on every embroidery subject, from blackwork to cross stitch. It is her hope with this book that if you are a new cross stitcher or a lifelong embroiderer, you’ll love the process of making these mini designs for yourself of whilst making something special to give as a gift. With so many wonderful designs to choose from, selecting a project is likely to be the most time-consuming part of the whole process! From bees to bicycles, caravans to cupcakes, and rockets to rainbows, there are contemporary subjects and styles to suit every taste. Display your stitches in an embroidery hoop or frame, or choose a pattern that adorns clothing, home furnishings or other decorative items. There are useful tips on how to add your own personality to projects and ways to incorporate leftover thread or fabric. Some of the projects include; Bicycle Cushion, Succulents Wall Hanging, Snowflake Hanging Decoration, Rainbow Wall Hanging, Mountain Scene Wall Hanging. With a 100 designs you will be spoilt for choice and if you love cross stitch you’ll keep coming back to this book all year long!

About the author: 

Rosemary Drysdale grew up in the north of England, always around knitting, sewing or needlework of some kind. She studied textile design at Durham University and graduated with a distinction in embroidery. She became the head designer and spokesperson for one of the most respected embroidery fabric companies in Europe. Rosemary is recognized as a global expert on blackwork embroidery, as well as a teacher of many other advanced stitching techniques. She traveled the world teaching and has published numerous books and patterns and lives in East Hampton, New York with her family. 

In my opinion:

As a knitting designer, I appreciated Rosemary's patterns. They were each unique and beautiful. I tried cross-stitch when I was a teenager and would love to pick it up again. It would be incredibly relaxing and enjoyable. I love how you can make pillows, framed pictures, cards, pincushions, and sachets.  There are only a few materials which makes it easy and intriguing. I'm pretty sure my daughter wants me to cross-stitch the unicorn design. After all she does have a unicorn room so it would be perfect. Overall, Rosemary's designs were classic patterns and the instructions were straightforward and easy to figure out.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog and offer an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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