Title: African Cross Stitch Collection
This is the culmination of years of work and research on African life and its fascinating customs. The works show the wonderful abundance of scenic, plant, bird and wildlife that so naturally subsist in the sunshine filled environment of Africa. Trish Burr has designed a collection of cross stitch projects, depicting enchanting images of everyday African life in a semi-realistic, bright, colourful and vivid way, from sunrise to sunset, and has added little folklore stories to accompany some of the designs.
The projects progress form quick and easy designs towards more challenging projects for the advanced stitcher. An additional alphabet chart and motif library are included so that readers can design their own projects. No. of pages:
280 x 210mmColour type:
Milner Craft SeriesImprint:
Sally Milner PublishingISBN:
978 1 86351 331 9RRP:
Materials and equipment.
Hints and techniques.
Stitch instructions: Reading a cross stitch chart; Getting started; How to begin and end cross stitch; Basic cross stitch on Aida fabric; Cross stitch on evenweave or linen; Cross stitch on waste canvas; Fractional stitches; Backstitch; French knot.
Finishing instructions: Washing and finishing your work; Stretching completed work for framing; Mounting finished stitching onto card without stretching; Making a greeting card; Making a bookmark; Making a pincushion; Making a scissors-keeper or potpourri sachet; Making a spectacle case; Making a pencil case.
General instructions for working a design.
Projects: Starter project; Sunlight card; Twilight card; Welcome card; Congratulations sampler; Welcome sampler; Young rhino bookmark; Young ostrich bookmark; Young warthog bookmark; Chameleon bookmark; Fish eagle bookmark; Big five bookmark; Woman with basket bookmark; Kudu and cheetah bookmark; Guineafowl bookmark; Giraffe and rhinoceros bookmark; Hippo and waterfall bookmark; Ostrich family outing; Rhino family outing; Warthog family outing; Lion family outing; Lion’s den; Guineafowl on parade; Giraffe at waterhole; Sunshine sampler.
Materials equipment Hints techniques
Stitch instructions cross stitch chart How to begin end cross stitch Basic Aida fabric evenweave linen waste canvas Backstitch Fractional French knots Stitching beads
Gauging design Washing Stretching frami