by CATH KIDSTON
Cath Kidston has turned her unique designer's eye to Stitch!
Reinventing the arts of needlepoint and cross stitch for today's crafter, she has injected her own distinctive style of cheery, heartwarming, homemaking prints into these traditional crafts.
Her blossom rose floral design worked in needlepoint creates the most fabulous clutch, whilst her seventies-inspired pop flowers print makes a funky needlepoint cushion that wouldn't look out of place in any teenager's bedroom.
There are plenty of quick, accessible and highly achievable projects throughout the book - Cath's popular trio of small motifs, including the delectable cherries and miniature Stanley dog, lend themselves brilliantly to making small cross stitched patches or badges that can adorn anything from a satchel pocket to a parka sleeve.
In many projects to complement the stitched pieces, Cath has injected one of her trademark prints - for example, her polka dot and floral reworking of the needlepoint Union Jack is made up into a purse using her iconic mini red dot cotton duck fabric for a backing and lining. The beauty of both needlepoint and cross stitch is that they are worked on a canvas made up of a grid of squares, so - just like painting-by-numbers - it is virtually foolproof and a great result is guaranteed.
With an exclusive giveaway needlecase, over 20 charted designs and 30 finished projects that incorporate those designs into a variety of items, Stitch! is guaranteed to have Cath fans and crafters everywhere stocking up on tapestry yarns and embroidery silks ready to get stitching.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages, Over 75 colour photographs and over 60 artworks
- Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/03/2012
- Category: Needlework & fabric crafts
- ISBN: 9781849491396