20 beautiful and delicate cross stitch designs to embroider for Christmas.
These are beautifully delicate Christmas cross stitch designs to delight the heart and soul! If you love cross stitch, you need this book. Extremely pretty without being cloying, these designs from accomplished embroiderer Helen Le Berre are light and airy, using backstitch to outline and emphasize with great skill.
Split into chapters on Advent Foliage, Christmas Animals, Festive Foliage and Amazing Alphabets, there is a lovely range of designs to fit every Christmas situation. You can make beautiful cutlery pockets with fox, bunny or baby deer motifs, a reindeer photo album cover, a pine cone confectionery sachet, personalized gift labels and many more elegant embroidered Christmas items. The charts are beautifully presented, along with a comprehensive techniques section at the back of the book.
Suitable for beginners to more advanced stitchers, these designs are achievable and utterly gorgeous.
About the Author
Helène Le Berre is a talented designer who graduated from the Duperré School of Applied Arts and she has been offering her embroidered designs through press and publishing for twelve years. She loves to play with bright colours, joyful and delicate patterns and to tell a little heartwarming story through her work. Her favourite embroidery themes are flowers and tales for children.
Postcard Reviews - August 2020
Cross stitch lovers will adore this book of Christmas designs. Foliage, animals and alphabets are designed to fit together to create samplers or use seperately for a small decoration for napkins, wall banners or bunting. I just adored the picture of the wooden box of thimbles, I feel this sets the tone for the book in general. It is traditional, warm and really makes you want for Christmas to come early. The designs are neat and simple. The colour pallette is beautifully put together and each project has a story attached as well as tips from the DIY Christmas elf. The full page charts are accomapnied by thread key and instructions to complete each project are easy to follow. The photography is beautiful, showing the delicacy and elegance in each design. This is a perfect book to give as a gift and one that will used year after year. 5/5