Book review: Big stitch cross stitch

By , April 28, 2013

Big stitch cross stitch : over 30 contemporary cross stitch projects using extra-large stitches

by Jacqui Pearce

Tired of knitting the same scarf over and over and over again. Feeling a little “dated” every time you reach for a counted cross stitch pattern? Felting leave you soggy? If you fancy yourself a needle crafter, hang on to your horses, here is a hybrid craft for you.

Using 7-count canvas and 4-ply tapestry wool, Big Stitch Cross Stitch by Jacqui Pearce introduces readers to oversize cross stitching. REALLY BIG cross stitch…imagine a love child of needlepoint and counted cross stitch. The author is drawn to graphic 70s patterns and uses plenty of brightly colored wools in executing her designs. The results are bold. Project finish beautifully rich and textured and are well worth your limited time.

As the wedding, graduation gift giving season approaches, consider these projects: Rainbow tea cozy, Russian doll pillow, Big Love picture, Mix tape table cover, thirty plus projects in all. You can start with a small BIG stitch project and in no time at all you will be a big stitch expert.

-laurie

“You want to be a bit compulsive in your art or craft or whatever you do.” – Steve Martin

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