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Oriental Cross Stitch

Author : Lesley Teare
ISBN : 0715324705
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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* Elegant and mysterious designs from one of the UK's leading cross stitch designers* Will appeal to fans of Joan Elliot's A Cross Stitcher's Oriental Odyssey, which has sold over 44,000 copies to dateWith Lesley Teare's newest collection, readers can bring the spirit of traditional Asian culture to 45 exotic new cross stitch patterns. Influenced by the art, textiles, and cultural traditions of the Far East, each project skillfully translates the Oriental mystique into exquisitely designed pictures, cards, gifts, and home accents. Whether it's a peacock and peonies box lid, an Oriental bloom coin purse, or a fan and lantern picture, easy-to-follow instructions and color charts make these works of art simple to create for anyone's home.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Oriental Cross Stitch

Author : Debbie Minton
ISBN : 1855856751
Genre : Art
File Size : 75.15 MB
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The author shares her love of Oriental designs, styles and traditional dress in this range of designs from delicate bird and butterfly motifs to flamboyant dragon and koi pictures, miniature kimonos to floral fans. Techniques, materials needed and advice on completion are comprehensive.
Category: Art

A Cross Stitcher S Oriental Odyssey

Author : Joan Elliot
ISBN : 0715319000
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 82.30 MB
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American artist Joan Elliott has found inspiration in the colours and serenity of the Far East. Her wonderful designs have been skillfully adapted for cross stitching by American kit company Design Works Crafts. While some of the featured designs are already available as kits, many are exclusive to this book.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Oriental Rugs

Author : Peter F. Stone
ISBN : 9781462911844
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 56.46 MB
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This monumental reference work—long awaited by collectors and scholars—fills an important gap in the available literature on oriental rugs. Lavishly illustrated with over 1000 photographs and drawings, it offers clear and precise definitions for the rug and textile terms in use across a broad swath of the globe—from Morocco to Turkey, Persia, the Caucasus region, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and China. Covering priceless museum-quality rug traditions as well as modern centers of production, Oriental Rugs: An Illustrated Lexicon of Motifs, Materials, and Origins draws on classical scholarship as well as current terminology in use among producers and traders in these areas today. It focuses primarily on the rich hand-knotting and hand-weaving traditions of the Near East and Central Asia, but also includes some examples of Scandinavian and Native American weavings. Oriental rugs are receiving ever-increasing attention and recognition in the field of art history. Tribal weavings especially have become a focus for new research, and Oriental Rugs provides a new understanding of many distinctive traditions that were previously understudied, such as the weavings of southwest Persia, Baluchistan and Kurdistan. This concise oriental rug reference book is a must-have for scholars and anyone serious about collecting rugs, selling rugs or the rug trade in general. Additional reference information also includes: Foreign terms Place names The Oriental Rug lexicon Museums with notable rug collections Oriental rug internet sites
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Whimsical Cross Stitch

Author : Cari Buziak
ISBN : 9780486828626
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 25.2 MB
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A Book of the Month Club's Crafter's Choice! Cross-stitch is a traditional hobby — but your designs don't have to be! These more than 130 patterns reflect a modern sensibility, with motifs ranging from trendy to vintage to kitschy, so there's something here for everyone. All are designed to fit into a 6-inch or smaller embroidery hoop, making them quick projects that can be finished in an evening or weekend. If you're feeling ambitious, the small designs can be assembled to form a larger piece. Patterns are organized according to theme: animals; designs, including flowers and snowflakes; home and hearth, consisting of more than 40 patterns that range from a patchwork heart and an antique sewing machine to teapots, a watering can, and variations on "home sweet home"; nature; and charming patterns for special occasions. A brief introductory section offers advice on getting started, tools and supplies, and stitching.
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Cross Stitch Tea Time

Author : Lesley Teare
ISBN : 6055647605
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 63.89 MB
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Twenty circular designs are included in this book, and each is accompanied by a full-color and symbol chart for 14-count Aida or 28-count evenweave linen. Each design concentrates on tea time: gorgeous cakes, knickerbocker glories, tiered plates of iced fancies, vintage tea sets, a sweet gingerbread house, a scrumptious wedding cake, and a lovely teddy bear's tea party to name but a few. Stitchers who like the sweet things in life will love to create these wonders—and not a calorie is to be seen!
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Cross Stitch Flower Models

Author : Lesley Teare
ISBN : 6055647575
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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This compact compendium of 20 cross-stitch charts uses a limited and identical palette of threads for each project. There are 20 circular designs in the book, and each of the patterns is accompanied by a full-color and symbol chart for 14-count Aida or 28-count evenweave linen. Each design concentrates on a flower or a floral group that captures the very essence of the shapes and colors of the plant. The designs include seasonal wreaths, vases and jugs brimming with color, gardens with lovely cottages and birds, flowers in a landscape, and single beautiful blooms. Each project re-creates a little bit of nature.
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Cross Stitch Cute Baby Models

Author : Lesley Teare
ISBN : 6055647486
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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20 lovely designs so you can stitch a personal gift for a new baby or young child, or for its parents.
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Cross Stitch Cute Animals

Author : Lesley Teare
ISBN : 6055647656
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 79.26 MB
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Each of the 20 circular designs in this book is accompanied by a full-color and symbol chart for 14-count Aida or 28-count evenweave linen. Each design measures approximately 8 x 8 inches and all can be displayed in a simple embroidery hoop. The designs include creatures from around the world: a cute kitten, the majestic tiger, an adorable Koala or panda, rabbits, squirrels, deer, and badgers. Birds have not been forgotten, and include a magnificent peacock or the colorful hummingbird. All are set amongst delightful floral scenes that depict seasons of the year and will surely delight stitchers and animal and bird lovers alike.
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