Needlework is America's most popular craft, with about 38 million stitchers according to the Hobby Industry of America. Subversive Cross Stitch puts a 21st-century spin to this age-old art. Step-by-step instructions for 35 hilarious projects are sure to appeal to the savvy stitch-n-bitch generation.
Trailblazing women take center stage in Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch, a collection of stylish patterns and capsule biographies that celebrates some of our favorite lady heroes. Feminism is back in the spotlight, and powerful women, from Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Malala Yousafzai to Gloria Steinem and Michelle Obama, have inspired a whole new generation to smash the patriarchy. With an introduction on the rise of modern feminism, and instructions on the basics of cross-stitch, this book features patterns for embroidering twenty iconic women -- like suffragette Susan B. Anthony, author Virginia Woolf, political icon Hillary Rodham Clinton, and pop superstar Beyoncé -- and ten empowering feminist sayings. This charming book gives today's nasty women everything they need to begin crafting hip, feminist works of art.
Author: Maria Diaz
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 2004-04-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Cross stitch has long been the most popular style of needlework and shows no sign of diminishing. Decorative Cross Stitch is an inspired collection of cross stitch designs, aimed at needleworkers of all levels and experience. This beautiful book contains 21 designs, or motifs, each of which is shown on two or three different projects, so that by using the same motif a whole range of items can be personalized. Each design gives information on materials needed and a clear symbol chart makes stitching the designs straightforward, even for the beginner. There are stunning photographs showing the decorated items and their variations which will be a source of inspiration for the reader. Choose from a range of designs, from pretty and elegant motifs for bedlinen to bright colours for a kitchen or pantry or fun motifs for children's items. The designs and projects in this book are perfect for creating personalized gifts for friends and family - simply choose the motif and follow the instructions to create unique gifts, from a pretty bluebird stitched on to a trinket box to a baby's play mat in gingham checks. ideal for anyone looking to make individual gifts for any occasion.
Chalmers, alias Mr. X Stitch, introduces cutting-edge projects, complete with charts, and shows that beauty and innovation are still alive and kicking. He teaches the basics of the craft, and then pushes the boundaries with urban flavors, glow-in-the-dark threads and plastic, while showing that cross stitch is an art in its own right.
A fun, witty, nerdy, and irreverent craft book for the modern cross-stitcher. Sometimes it's good to be a little...improper. Profane, funny, and smart, Haley Pierson-Cox's IMPROPER CROSS-STITCH invites the modern crafter to bring personality and humor to their cross stitch projects. From a fully designed "Damn it feels good to be a crafter" to the beautiful Art Deco inspired "fuck," Haley's patterns are fresh, lively and just what the crafter ordered. In this book, she'll introduce readers to the joys of stitching the naughty, the profane, the irreverent, and the just plain awesome. First, she starts with a basic lesson in cross-stitch technique, no previous experience required. Then, once readers know your way around an embroidery hoop and a skein of floss, the books moves on to the designs—35 in total, ranging from hip, to nerdy, to ironically domestic—where Haley encourages crafters to embrace their inner snark with gleeful abandon. Her easy to follow instructions and colorful designs can make a cross stitcher out of anyone. In all her years of crafting, Haley's learned many things, but this simple fact remains one of the most important: There is absolutely nothing in this world quite so satisfying as enshrining something deeply inappropriate within the delicate stitches of a cross-stitch sampler. It's truly one of life's great delights!
Author: Lesley Teare
Publisher: David & Charles
Release Date: 2008-02-27
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Enter a world filled with intoxicating sorceresses, fairytale dragons, mythical unicorns and beautiful butterfly fairies, all intricately recreated in cross stitch. Versatile designs can be made up into a range of projects, including framed pictures, cards, cushions and notebook covers. Follow the clear making up instructions and full colour charts and photographs to create vivid images, guaranteed to transport you into the fabulous world of fantasy.
Author: Helen Phillips
Publisher: David & Charles
Release Date: 2010-04-09
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
A collection of beautiful quick-to stitch projects that will brighten up every corner of your home. In Home Sweet Home, the traditional cross stitch sampler has been brought up to date with a choice of five picture designs to welcome guests. Three more chapters show how cross stitch patches can be added to a range of easy-sew projects for the home, for family gifts and for Christmas decorations. There are so many ways to help you satisfy your desire to create a handmade keepsake including a simple patchwork quilt, a retro hostess apron, and decorative bunting to name a few. Bright, contemporary fabrics complement the cross stitch motifs, and simple bead, button, applique and embroidery embellishments make the finished pieces even more special.
Author: Alice Henderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2006-11-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Buffy thought she'd finished the Master when she dusted him. But in Sunnydale things have a way of coming back. . . . The Master may be dead, but he is not forgotten. One of the vampire lord's devotees sets out to alter the past so that he can resurrect the Master without Buffy's meddling. When he conjures up a portal to transport his minions through time, the vampires are poised to murder the most powerful slayers in history! It is up to the Scoobies to stop the Master's followers before they break the chain of slayers. Giles, Xander, Willow, and Buffy pursue the vamps back in time through the portal to save the slayers of the past. They must track the bloodsuckers from the French Revolution to the American Civil War without getting detected -- or worse! But you can't change the past without changing the present. . . .
Enter this deliciously vintage universe of 500 patterns and add a touch of nostalgia to your stitchwork. Recreate 1800s and 1900s fashion house designs and milliners' catalogues. Take your cross stitch on a bon voyage into the past with traveling motifs like trunk labels of exotic destinations and railroad advertising posters. Other sections of patterns feature tea and coffee motifs, and daily life in vintage terms. Many of the designs include multiple scenes and motifs, offering you hundreds of components to use in a myriad of ways. Throughout, be inspired by "mood boards" of completed motifs, along with photos of projects that will show off your creations in daily life.
The combination of sugar and spice is irresistible in this adorable and appalling collection of cross stitch. Laugh out loud fun through crafting is found in these biting yet precious patterns. Katie Kutthroat's warped and witty cross stitch has taken the internet by storm and has been featured on TV shows like HBO's Girls. Cute but snarky, each cross stitch pattern featured in Bless This Mother-effing Home evokes laughter and irony. Perforated pages allow for readers to hang up or share favorite entries, spreading the cross stitched love.
Author: Esther Friesner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-09-12
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Of Shapeshifters and Skinwalkers.... As long as there have been vampires, there has been the Slayer. one girl in all the world, to find them where they gather and to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their numbers. The seedy carnival looks like just the thing to give Buffy and her best buds, Xander and Willow, a break from staking bloodsuckers. Some greasy food, a few cheap thrills -- what more could a Slayer ask for? But then Buffy senses something evil behind this carnival. Xander and Willow aren't so sure. They don't buy Buffy's notion that the carneys are somehow connected to the corpes turning up around Sunnydale. It doesn't help that her two best friends are each interested in someone at the carnival. Which puts the burden of proof on Buffy. Can she find out what's going on in time to save her friends? Or has the Slayer become the prey?
For crafters who like their stitching with a twist, this book reworks or reimagines fine embroidery and cute craft imagery so that they cross over to the dark side. Think charming cottages with roses around the door - and trash and abandoned vehicles in the front yard, or napkins embroidered with pretty but poisonous plants. Projects include a RIP (read in peace) bookmark, a butterfly and skulls tote bag, and a pig strikes back barbecue apron. Inspired by popular culture and street art, it's the craft equivalent of the Jane Austin and vampire novel smash-up and is guaranteed to amuse. The book contains 30 original cross stitch and embroidery designs, organised by project type (eg home or clothing). Projects include pictures, cards, cushions and accessories. Twisted Stitches also features instructions on techniques for new stitchers. All projects use DMC threads.
This new book from Japanese cross stitch sensation Makoto Oozu is packed with hundreds of tiny motifs that can be stitched onto anything from badges and hankies to T-shirts and bags. You will find it impossible to choose a favourite! The book is arranged by themes inspired by all aspects of everyday life. Take a trip to the toyshop with teddies, dinosaurs, cars, trains and computer games. Make sure you’re on trend with sunglasses, watches, socks, jewellery and make-up. Visit the shoe shop with different trainer designs as well as cowboy boots, high heels and sandals. Keep yourself active with boxing gloves, tennis rackets, balls, ice skates and skis. Stitch up your friends by choosing from different faces and hairstyles. Go wild with dogs, cats, birds and fish. Fill up on cakes, ice-creams, sushi, spaghetti, dough nuts, wine, beer and biscuits. Get your five a day with carrots, radishes, chillies, bananas, cherries, a pineapple and a watermelon. Enjoy your free time with TVs, cassette tapes, cameras, sewing equipment and tools. With step-by-step cross stitch instructions for beginners, as well as tips for stitching onto different fabrics, be warned: this is an addictive hobby! Once you start, you will soon be stitching these super awesome motifs onto anything and everything.