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Cross Stitch Myth & Magic [Hardcover]

David & Charles
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Sept. 1 2002
Inspirational ideas from all over the work have been combined in this book by nine respected artists and designers. From the Orient, there is a detailed Chinese dragon and good fortune emblems. From the West there are cherubs and angels and from the world of myths comes Merlin, as well as an enchanting unicorn. The final chapter features all the signs of the zodiac to be made up individually as cards or gift bags - or as one large sampler. Projects all have clear making up instructions and the full colour charts for all the cross stitch designs should help beginners and experienced stitchers alike. The contributors are: Saifhon Borisuthipandit; Sue Cook; Maria Diaz; Linda and Roger Garland; Susan Penny; Rungrat Puthikul; Mary Stockett; and Teresa Wentzler.


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Seventy magical designs by nine talented artists and designers make a unique collection of fables and legends in cross stitch.

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Saifhon Borisuthipandit, the senior designer for the needlework company PINN. Sue Cook, author of two cross stitch books whose designs appear in many magazines. Maria Diaz, a regular contributor to leading cross stitch magazines. Linda and Roger Garland, are considered to be among the best fantasy artists in the UK. Susan Penny, whose designs have been made into more than six million magazine cover kits. Rungrat Puthikul works with the needlecraft company PINN in Thailand. Mary Stockett is an award winning porcelain artist and cross stitch designer. Teresa Wentzler's designs, many on a fantasy theme, appear in leading US stitching magazines

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic book for your cross-stitch library Jan. 9 2003
Format:Hardcover
This is a fantastic book for cross-stitch addicts! The book is full of charts for everything from wizards and unicorns to oriental dragons and zodiac motifs.
The charts are divided into 6 main categories: Myth & Magic, Winter Enchantment, Oriental Fantasy, Angelic Messengers, The Mystic Deep and Celestial Heaven. Within these categories there are charts for complex, intricate, time-consuming masterpieces, as well as for smaller motifs. While the complex charts are more suited to an experienced stitcher, many of the motifs are very easily done by the beginner stitcher.
The directions for working the charts are clear and concise. The charts themselves are in color, which some stitchers may not like. However, the designs themselves make-up for whatever lack this may cause. They also give the name of the designers of the charts, which is an added bonus in case you find yourself wishing to do more charts by that designer.
This is one book that I will buy and treasure for a long time to come!
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57 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic book for your cross-stitch library Jan. 9 2003
By slynneblarp - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is a fantastic book for cross-stitch addicts! The book is full of charts for everything from wizards and unicorns to oriental dragons and zodiac motifs.
The charts are divided into 6 main categories: Myth & Magic, Winter Enchantment, Oriental Fantasy, Angelic Messengers, The Mystic Deep and Celestial Heaven. Within these categories there are charts for complex, intricate, time-consuming masterpieces, as well as for smaller motifs. While the complex charts are more suited to an experienced stitcher, many of the motifs are very easily done by the beginner stitcher.
The directions for working the charts are clear and concise. The charts themselves are in color, which some stitchers may not like. However, the designs themselves make-up for whatever lack this may cause. They also give the name of the designers of the charts, which is an added bonus in case you find yourself wishing to do more charts by that designer.
This is one book that I will buy and treasure for a long time to come!
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books... Sept. 19 2006
By Zephyr - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
To be honest, I had my doubts about buying a book of patterns without any examples whatsoever. However, I do not regret it, because this is one of the most beautiful and fantastic books on cross stitch I have ever owned. Each pattern consists of 3 or more colors and are clearly charted in color. There are different themes on each chapter (fantasy, oriental, magic etc.). Some of them are quite hard to do, but there are plenty of smaller projects which I am thankful for. I do have to add that a lot of the patterns use quarter stitching, which can get on my nerves after a while. Either way, I think it is a high quality five star book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great images July 28 2009
By Lord Dreamweaver - Published on Amazon.com
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This is yet another book for my wife's cross stitch library.

My youngest son wanted a dragon on his afgan that she was making for him. I got her this book to add more images to her library, and some new designs.

There are several different types of catagories in this book, but only a couple of images per catagory. The ones listed are beautifil, and the instructions and patterns are easy to use.

My wife, though, is one that likes to create her own designs. She is taking the idea from this book, and creating a new dragon pattern.

Still, it is a useful book for the cross stitch library.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A lovely collection Jan. 26 2007
By H. B. Faith - Published on Amazon.com
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What I appreciate most about the patterns in this book is the variety. Although there is a preponderance of the concepts prevalent in the West, there's also a nice section of Asian images (Indian, Chinese), as well as a few that could be termed "pagan" (the Frost Fairy design, a striking pattern in whitish threads on a blue background). It would have been nice to have a few other mythologies represented, though, to round things out - maybe Native American, Pacific Islander, Inuit, etc. The charts are all in color, another plus.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lot of cute designs June 24 2013
By Ronafish79 - Published on Amazon.com
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I like books with dragons and Unicorns in it. You also get knights and princesses, Frogs, owls, castles, fairies, and so much more.
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