Cross Stitch Celebrations: Bundle of Joy! 20+ patterns for cross stitching unique baby-themed gifts and birth announcements

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Pub. Date: 2022-07-05
Publisher(s): Walter Foster Publishing
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Summary

Continue the generations-old tradition of stitching a baby’s birth announcement as a cross stitch sampler that includes the baby’s name, date of birth, birth weight and size, and a small blessing.

Whether you are completely new to needlework or already skilled in the craft, Cross Stitch Celebrations: Bundle of Joy! teaches you how to create these highly giftable personalized keepsakes. This step-by-step guide includes all of the basics you need to learn the art of cross stitch. Following a brief introduction to the tools and materials and an overview of basic cross stitch techniques, you will be treated to:
  • 12 charming, modern patterns that reflect on-trend baby and nursery aesthetics
  • A range of mix-and-match fonts, border designs, color schemes, and baby animal motifs
  • Techniques on how to compose a DIY design
  • Tips for framing and displaying finished projects
  • Included cross stitch grid pattern paper
Create the perfect personalized gift for every new parent and grandparent in your life. With the ability to mix and match, the possibilities are endless!

Author Biography

Founded in 1922 by artist Walter T. Foster, Walter Foster Publishing, an imprint of The Quarto Group, is the world's leading publisher of instructional art books and kits for adults and children. Walter Foster's diverse selection of drawing, painting, doodling, and mixed media art books and kits have created a foundation for millions of beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists looking to hone their talents, learn new techniques, and discover different mediums. From color mixing recipes and art tools to the fundamentals of drawing and painting, Walter Foster's books cover a wide variety of topics and mediums across a broad spectrum of traditional and eclectic subject matter for artists of all skill levels. Walter Foster Publishing continues to expand its offerings every year, producing cutting-edge art-instruction books and kits for a worldwide audience.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Tools & Materials
The Basics of Cross Stitch
Planning Your Design
Baby Animal Patterns
Bear, Bunny, Dinosaur, Duck, Elephant, Owl, Whale
Border Patterns
Gingham & Quilt, Waves or Scallops, Leaves on the Vine, Mini Rainbows, Chevrons,
Mini Motifs
Heart, Cloud & Moon, Flower, Paw Print, Larger Rainbow
Alphabets
Cute & Chunky Uppercase
Cute & Chunky Lowercase
Thin & Modern
Backstitch Mini
Framed Baby Announcement (Gabriel)
Simple Baby Name Hoop (Anna)
Frameless Baby Announcement (Riley & Alex)

Gifting Your Creations
Grid Paper
About the Author

 

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