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Cross stitch inspirations : 27 designs from psalms and verses.
Cook, Sue.
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Publication Information:
Newton Abbot : David & Charles, 1999.
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
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TT778.C76 C64 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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This text presents a collection of cross-stitch designs celebrating the beauty of the world and the joy of living. Drawing inspiration from the seasons and using verses, hymns, scriptures and popular sayings, the designs include christening samplers, wedding gifts and anniversary cards, together with banners and pictures, a Bible cover and cushion designs.

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Booklist Review

With patterns as disparate as the proverbial night-versus-day comparison, two British cross-stitch designers ensure that legions of crafters will never have a spare leisure moment. Cook takes her cue from the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, for 27 representational ideas to copy. Most are of the innocuous nondenominational variety, with occasional verses incorporated into the design. Each includes black-and-white graphs to follow, a color photograph, and materials lists. By far the most dramatic and appealing are the four seasons hangings, featuring a Biblical quotation and a small seasonal scene. Yet the author is careful to include all varieties of finished projects, from bell pulls and trinket boxes to a baby's mobile and an afghan. Suppliers appended. For a non-U.S. citizen, prolific author Hasler conducts enough research to broadcast a real sense of authenticity into her more than 20 designs. Here she allows the stitcher much latitude; after detailing techniques and revealing the projects, she includes not only 32 symbols and motifs to emulate but also outlines pictographs and a slew of clever gift ideas. This latest collection outshines Cook's work--in terms of explanations, themes, and practical stitching aids (e.g., graphs are in full color and, thus, much easier to read). Suppliers appended. --Barbara Jacobs