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Beaded cross-stitch treasures : designs from Mill Hill
Bowles, Gay.
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub. Co., 1999.
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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Includes index.
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Julia Boyer Reinstein Library TT778.C76 B69 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Give your cross stitch a brilliant new dimension! Combine easy embroidery techniques with beautiful beads and shimmering glass ornaments to make the most unusual treasures and special gifts. Mill Hill is the recognized leader in craft designs, and they know just how to come up with striking ideas unlike anything you'll find anywhere else. General instructions get you started on stitches and embroidery styles, even pointing out where beginners often go wrong. Among the magnificent patterns to choose from are a pretty floral Victorian pillow; large-size traditional samplers with alphabets and attractive borders; Halloween hangings with black cats, ghosts, flying witches, and grinning pumpkins; beaded boxes, including sparkling "crystal fantasies"; Christmas ornaments, and hearts for Valentine's day. The author lives in Janesville, WI. 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 11. NEW IN PAPERBACK.

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Booklist Review

Readers starting with the general instructions here are bound to be confused. The issue is that the nearly 100 patterns all include some sort of 3-D object--glass and bugle beads and representations of, say, animals and natural items--but the author tries to distinguish between the two by labeling the former as beads and the latter as, treasures. Forget the nomenclature and even the oh-so-obvious commercial promotion of Mill Hill craftables, because each design--mostly middle-market-pleasing motifs for holiday ornaments, wedding and anniversary sentiments, and the like--can easily be adopted to two dimensions. Included are charts, lists of materials and supplies needed, graphs, and color photographs. --Barbara Jacobs

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