X Stitch: Cross-stitch Projects to Make a Statement
Cross-stitch, one of the oldest forms of embroidery, is captivating today's crafters everywhere with its simplicity, charm, and exquisite designs. If you've never tried this masterful art, or are already experienced at this craft, X-Stitch will teach you everything you need to know-- and then some--to complete 19 incredible, easy-to-make-and-gorgeous-to-look-at cross-stitch projects. Varying in difficulty, and designed to appeal to both female and male stitchers, these projects offer a cool, modern take on a traditional art form. The reader will learn to master cross-stitch basics and fundamental techniques, get comfortable with materials and tools of the trade, read a cross-stitch pattern, identify the many established designs as well as create your own from scratch, and more.
Sarah Fordham's work was exhibited in the Embroiderer's Guild's international exhibition, The Art of the Stitch, which led to her receiving a mention in The Times newspaper. She is most known for her oversized badges worn by the likes of television presenter, Fearne Cotton.