Using her watercolours as inspiration, Jayne has produced exciting animal designs from five different habitats. Each section begins with a stunning showpiece - an animal portrait surrounded by wildlife from the habitat, to be stitched together or as individual motifs. The Safari Collection opens with a proud lioness encircled by zebra, antelope, elephant and lions. The golden eagle is the majestic centrepiece to Masters of the Air, while a grizzly bear takes centre stage in Forest Creatures. A dolphin is the focus of Ocean Life, while an adorable seal is at the heart of Polar Wildlife. These and many other featured animal portraits are ideal for framing, but they can also be displayed in many other ways, from stitching on waste canvas on a smock top, to working on a band to enhance a towel. With Jayne's evocative watercolours to provide extra inspiration, this collection will please all cross stitchers seeking fresh, realistic animal designs.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Getting Started; The Safari Collection: Lions, zebra, elephant, antelope, rhino, springbok, lemurs; Masters of the Air: Golden eagle, owls, bald eagle, emerald bee-eaters, robin; Forest Creatures: Bears, deer, woodpecker, raccoon, cougar, red fox, stag; Ocean Life: Dolphins, sharks, tropical fish, hermit crab, jellyfish, turtles; Polar Wildlife: Seals, polar bears, penguins, orca, arctic fox, wolf, mountain hare; Techniques, Suppliers, Acknowledgments; Index
Jayne Netley Mayhew is a highly successful and renowned wildlife artist and cross stitch designer: Her embroideries feature regularly in magazines including Cross Stitch Collection, Needlecraft and Discovering Needlecraft, Jayne's four previous books were written in collaboration with Nikki Wheeler: Cats of the World in Cross Stitch; The Water's Edge in Cross Stitch; Animals in Cross Stitch and Four Seasons in Cross Stitch. Jayne lives on Dartmoor in Devon.