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Decorative cross-stitch alphabets
Sperandeo, Cristina.
Uniform Title:
Biblioteca del punto croce--alfabeti. English.
Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub., [2001]

Physical Description:
96 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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TT778.C76 B529713 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Alphabets have always played a beautiful part in giving cross-stitch and samplers that warm and personal touch. And, these playful, colorful letters come in an astonishing range of styles. What makes them special isn't just the attractive scripts, but the illustrations that go inside and around each of the "A, B, Cs": bunnies, snow-capped mountains, Christmas decorations, charming Santas, Easter ribbons, Spring flowers, Autumn foliage, sailboats, cherubs, toys, and more! It's a "letter library" you'll use over and over again.

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Library Journal Review

These collections of contemporary cross-stitch designs from Italy are suitable for embellishing clothing and linens or creating original samplers. Although the examples pictured are worked on even-weave fabric, the designs can be applied to any fabric by using waste canvas, which is pulled out after working. Many of the alphabets have large, colorful figures that would appeal to children; borders are mainly flowers or animals. All patterns are charted in color or black and white, with symbols keyed to DMC thread. These easily worked designs are good additions to public library needlework collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Bunniesp. 4
Kittensp. 7
Horsesp. 10
Architecturep. 12
Musicp. 15
Snow-Capped Mountainsp. 20
Hollyp. 24
Christmasp. 27
Santa Clausp. 28
Christmas Ballsp. 30
Skiingp. 33
Colored Flowersp. 36
Floweretsp. 39
Springp. 42
Easter Ribbonsp. 46
Presentsp. 50
Small Housesp. 52
Antique Furniturep. 54
Measuring the Timep. 57
Stampsp. 61
Basketsp. 64
Autumn Leavesp. 67
Grape Harvestp. 68
Captain's Capp. 70
Windsurfingp. 72
From the Eastp. 75
Art Nouveau Stylep. 76
Coats of Armsp. 79
Olivesp. 86
Carnivalp. 90
Toy Soldiersp. 93
American Flagp. 94
Toysp. 96