“Taking needle and thread and creating – stitch by stitch – is not only a way to make something to brighten a room or to give to a friend, but it’s also therapeutic.” “With every stitch, it’s an escape into a wonderful world of expression filled with color, texture, and stitches to learn.” An excerpt from Embroidery, 35 Projects to Decorate, Celebrate, and Embellish. This title from Better Homes and Gardens includes step-by-step instructions, easy to follow diagrams, and full-size templates.
And a second title: The editors of CrossStitcher magazine have assembled 255 patterns in the book Gifts to Cross Stitch. Beginners may want to start with the title described earlier because this book is not really designed to be a how-to. It’s a go to; an ideas book with lot’s of colorful photos of gifts for special occasions.