09 May 2022


BC Paperback

216x280 mm



96 pages

Search Press

Cross Stitch Alphabets

by Hélène Le Berre

Accomplished cross stitch designer Hélène Le Berre brings you 14 stunningly beautiful alphabets to embroider.

All of the alphabet designs are inspired by natural themes, including birds, animals and flowers. There are comprehensive instructions and stitch charts for each one, plus ideas are provided on how to use the motifs to decorate projects such as a make-up bag, an apron and a tote bag. All of the essential techniques are given at the back of the book, making this delightful collection of embroidered motifs a must-have for beginners as well as more experienced stitchers.

Book Contents

The embroideries 8

Animals: Light as a feather 10, All cats are grey in the dark 12, Centipede 14, A to Z notebook 16, Minute papillon! 20, Chatty as a magpie 22, ‘Rêves’ cushion 26
Plants: Touch me who dares 28, Grow like a mushroom 30, Carrot top 32, ‘Initials’ apron 36, Catch a falling leaf 38, Under the sun 40
Floral: Bells of May 44, Fresh as a daisy 48, ‘Say yes’ tote bag 52, Sakura 54, ‘Toute belle’ make-up bag 56, Blue flower 58

Charts 60, Techniques & making up 86, Stitches 88, Getting started 89, Equipment 90, Classic fabrics 90, Instructions for making up 92, Acknowledgements 96

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