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A Rainbow of Stitches: Embroidery and Cross-Stitch Basics Plus More Than 1,000 Motifs and 80 Project Ideas Paperback – October 20, 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
Some caveats about this book: the how-to section is very sparse, so if you are new to stitching I would suggest a more comprehensive book from which to learn; there are not any directions for any of the "projects" .. the photos are meant to serve as ideas for projects, rather than full directions. Lastly, the book is not spiral bound, which is something that I really feel all craft books should be.
I gotta say though...I own A LOT of craft books, and this is by far one of my favorites. It reminds me of the beautiful books that you can import from Japan with the high quality paper, and gorgeous photos...that is what this book is like. There really are very few designs in here that I don't like... I really like the majority of them...and there are A LOT.
Really an excellant book!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
I agree with other people that this book is best for fearless and/or experienced stitchers. A beginner could definitely do many patterns here, but may experience frustration. But the patterns are so pretty that it would be a shame to shy away from this book when thorough directions can be found elsewhere.
Craft books tend to contain a few interesting patterns and a bunch of stuff no one will make. This book is different. It delivers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Highly recommend this book! It has a variety of embroidery and cross stitch patterns which are all modern. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Dalya
What a beautiful book, I think what would make it even better would be if some of the patterns were either given as a pattern sheet or available to download online. Read morePublished 14 months ago by L. Zsolnay
by far my favorite cross stitch book!
beautiful ideas also for backstitch designs
I love that the designs are monochromatic. so classy!
Exquisite taste in embroidery. Beatiful patterns and colors, Nice inspirations. European taste to inspire your work in embroidery and cross stitch.Published 23 months ago by sandra v. onetti
Easy to follow, cute patterns. Also easy to customize. I have made really sweet gifts for friends using this book.Published on January 30, 2014 by Dorothy O'Brien