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Our Review

Filled with embroidery and cross-stitch basics, A Rainbow Of Stitches offers exactly that, with over 1000 different motifs and 80 projects ideas.

The books starts by teaching you all the techniques you need to execute the perfect cross-stitch and embroidery stitches. Once you've mastered the basics, choose from one of the thousand plus designs and get to work on a project. Embroider Pretty In Pink Slippers, stitch Fresh Green Throw Pillows, Dutch Blue Napkins, red Sweetheart Pillowcases and simple white Embellished Bottle Vases.

Organised by colour of the rainbow, create a gorgeous selection of stitched accessories for your home and wardrobe.

You can pick up a copy of the book now from Random House.

Publisher's Description

A Rainbow of Stitches is a how-to-stitch guide, a project idea book, and an encyclopedia of motifs, all in one go-to reference. Begin by choosing a motif from this extensive collection, which ranges from elegant alphabets to 1970s-inspired flowers and leaves, from sweet fairies to vintage-chic ladies in classic Dior dresses. The "Get Stitching" section gives you the basics you need to get started, along with an illustrated how-to of the simple stitches that are used to create all of the motifs. Each of the following sections, which are arranged by color–fresh greens, pretty pinks, timeless blues, rich reds, and elegant white and taupe–presents ideas for embroidering motifs in single colors, showing how much can be achieved with just one color of embroidery floss on a plain background. Includes more than eighty beautifully photographed, inspiring ideas for stitched embellishment, from wearables and personal accessories to a variety of decorative items for every room in your home.