Cover image for Jo Verso's cross stitch year : 1001 motifs to celebrate the events of the seasons.
Jo Verso's cross stitch year : 1001 motifs to celebrate the events of the seasons.
Verso, Jo.
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Publication Information:
Newton Abbot : David & Charles, 1998.
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
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TT778.C76 V39 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This inspiring collection of over 1,000 cross stitch motifs is just what readers need to celebrate their favorite events of the year. Best-selling designer Jo Verso provides a range of subjects including the weather, flora, animals and holidays.Step-by-step instructions show how to stitch motifs, combine borders and patterns, and create a personal sampler to record the year's events. Bright color charts and full-color photographs showcase a range of stitched projects from cards to keepsakes. The simple stitch-off-the-page designs include a band sampler for each season, a seasonal poem and a floral garland birthday card for every month.

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Library Journal Review

What better than a collection of small seasonal motifs as inspiration for a personal sampler built around events of the year? In her sixth cross-stitch motif collection, VersoÄa popular British cross-stitch designerÄbegins with an essay on using and modifying seasonal motifs in designing a personal sampler. For each season, she includes an alphabet and a band sampler; for each month, there is a floral garland design along with small cross-stitch motifs relating to typical events of the month. For June, for example, there are Father's Day and June bride designs, as well as Winbledon, Le Mans, and fishing motifs. Cross-stitch border and alphabet designs are interspersed throughout. Verso's small, stylized motifs can be mixed and matched in literally hundreds of design combinations. Full-color graphs and clear instructions make for a book that should circulate often in public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.