This is a truly wonderful collection of floral designs from one of the worlds' favourite cross stitch designers, Jane Greenoff. Eight themed chapters offer glorious full-page charted designs featuring everyone's favourite flowers, including roses, lilies, orchids and spring blooms. Focus panels within each chapter highlight techniques to take the designs further with beading, blackwork, blending filaments and other creative ideas. Projects include framed pictures, colourful cushions and quick greetings cards; full making-up instructions are also included. Extensive motif and stitch libraries complement the main project chapters, while also offering further design options and techniques for infinite floral creativity.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Back to Basics; The Project Chapters; Sensational Spring Flowers; Cottage Garden Blooms; Wonderful Wild Flowers; Romantic Roses; Oriental Orchids; Extravagant Exotics; Colourful Climbers; Historical Inspirations; The Motif Library; 23 pages of additional charted floral motifs to complement the project chapters, with advice and inspiration for using them; Counted Thread Techniques; A step-by-step guide; The Stitch Library; 18 pages of counted thread stitches, from the simple essentials to decorative and textural effects; Making-up, Suppliers, Index.
Jane Greenoff, managing director of the Cross Stitch Guild, is one of the most successful and popular cross stitch designers in the world, and the author of 15 books. Jane lives with her family in a converted barn in Fairford, Gloucestershire.