By: Cari Buziah
If you love to Cross-Stitch or want to learn how it is done, this is the perfect book for you. More than 130 designs are included to tempt you to pick up your needles and start creating. It only takes reading the two pages of simple instructions and a few inexpensive supplies to get started. Even if you have never made anything like this before, you will be whipping out beautiful designs in no time.
The patterns are separated into four different categories:
Animals Real and Fantasy: Honestly who doesn’t love unicorns? Among my favorites in this section are the adorable hedgehog designs. They are simply charming.
Dashing Designs: Beautiful tradition designs such as Celtic Knots, florals and borders can be found here. There is also an alphabet in this section to personalize any design of your choosing.
Home and Hearth: As you might suspect, this section holds designs that could go in any room in your home to brighten it up. My personal favorite is the Stack of Books. I can just see it hanging on the wall next to my bookcase. Next to my other bookcase (yes, I have several because I am a crazy book lady) I would love to make the other book design in this section. It has books standing up in the center with “Feed The Mind” on top of the books and “Free The Soul” at the bottom of the finished work.
Nature in Bloom: Last but not least this selection of designs includes butterflies and beaches, honeybees and hopping bunnies. Holiday designs are included as well. I love the Christmas snow globe; it would make a charming gift.
To ensure your success, the author has included detailed instructions for each design. The charts are large enough to easily read and follow. There is a color chart with each DMC thread color listed that was used in the for the sample picture which is also included as a color thumbnail picture at the bottom of the page.
It is fun to create art with needle and thread but not always easy. Cari Buziah has given us beautiful designs and simple instructions to ensure success. Both newbies and seasoned cross stitchers will love Whimsical Cross-Stitch.
DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL CONNECTION: I have a material connection because I received a review copy from Dover Publications in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Copyright © 2019 Laura Hartman