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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 17 July 2017
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215097
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 155x215 mm
  • Illustrations: 50
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: £4.99
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20 to Stitch: Christmas Cross Stitch

£4.99

by Michael Powell

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Book Description

Twenty to Stitch: Christmas Cross Stitch features Michael Powell's unique designs, each with a charming, festive theme.

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.

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

About the Author

About Michael Powell

Michael Powell's love of buildings and architecture are the main inspiration for his work, normally created in pen and ink and watercolour. Michael's 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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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.


East Kent Embroiderers Guild

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.


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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.

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