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  1. Alphabets & Samplers: 40 Cross Stitch and Charted Designs
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  2. Alphabets & Samplers: 40 Cross Stitch and Charted Designs

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For centuries, alphabets and initials have provided favourite designs for stitchers of all abilities, they were used especially for monograms and traditional samplers. This collection presents 40 easy-to-stitch alphabet projects, which make gifts for many different occasions. The designs include commemorative samplers, a Christmas sampler and a Gaelic sampler, plus many decorative ideas for using single initials. The designs are shown in colour photographs and there are also charts. Most of the designs are in counted cross stitch; others feature such techniques as tent stitch, satin stitch and whitework. For beginners there are instructions on all techniques, including stretching and framing. For the more adventurous, there are many suggestions for using the charts and alphabets in original ways to create unique, personal samplers or designs.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Brenda Keyes
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9780715399835
ISBN
0715399837
Label
David & Charles
Manufacturer
David & Charles
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
128
PublicationDate
1993-10
Publisher
David & Charles
Studio
David & Charles
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This book was a checkout from my local library and after bringing it home and viewing it I was enthralled with every page! I knew that I would be referring to it many times over so instead of rechecking it out at the library numerous times I decided to buy the book.It has so many nice patterns for the beginner and the advanced cross stitcher.The only problem is trying to decide which one I want to stitch first!I have been doing cross stitching for many years and this is the first book that has everything imaginable to stitch!
I love this book! All of the alphabets and samplers are beautiful, and you are sure to find the perfect project whether you are creating a gift for someone special or looking for something to brighten up an area of your home.
Also, the author gives lots of ideas for finishing the projects, along with plenty of color photos to give you ideas. She gives recommended colors, using DMC, but also includes a chart which compares DMC to other commonly used floss brands. The photos also show several of the alphabets or samplers done up in colors different from the ones in the chart, so there is plenty of leeway for your own creativity. I definitely recommend this book, especially for beginners.
There are color photos of each design, black and white charts, a stitch directory, instructions and finishing techniques. The 15 alphabets include: traditional, floral, Assisi, lower case and Victorian. There is a conversion chart of DMC to Anchor. The 40 designs in this book are inspiring and I am always looking for alphabets to stitch.
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