A classic collection of eight idyllic rural scenes for cross switchers to enjoy from a selection of favorite designers. Each design encapsulates a moment of rustic tranquillity, from a charming cottage brimming with summer flowers, to a bluebell carpet blanketing a woodland scene.Choose from a selection of smaller designs, ideal for making decorative gifts and embellishments for the home, including drawstring bags, cards, coasters and pot lid designs.With clear color charts, photographs and easy-to-follow stitching instructions it's easy to pick up your needle and threads and escape into the peace and beauty of the countryside.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Stitch Basics; 1 In the Orchard Claire Crompton; 2 Thatched Cottage Lesley Teare; 3 By the Canal Carol Thornton; 4 Summer Skies Caroline Palmer; 5 Harvest Time Claire Crompton; 6 At the Harbour Carol Thornton; 7 Winter Hills Lesley Teare; 8 Bluebell Woods Caroline Palmer; Finishing and Making Up; The Designers; Acknowlegments & Suppliers; Index.
Claire Crompton previously worked for DMC and has previously published "Cross Stitch Card Collection", "Picture Your Pet in Cross Stitch" and "Christmas Cross Stitch for D&C". Caroline Palmer is a regular contributor to "Cross Stitcher" magazine and has contributed designs to "Cross Stitch Alphabets". Lesley Teare is one of DMC's leading embroidery designers and is the author of "Oriental Cross Stitch", "Travel the World in Cross Stitch", "Weekend Cross Stitch Gifts" and the forthcoming "Fantasy Cross Stitch". Carol Thornton regularly features in many magazines including "Cross Stitch Gold" and has contributed to "Magical Cross Stitch" for D&C.