Festive stitch designs for the holiday seasonA new treasury of Christmas designs that capture the good cheer and spirit of the holiday season are featured in this cross-stitch guide from internationally known designer Joan Elliott. Tradition and whimsy share the stage in this charming collection that includes Santa aloft on a magical reindeer, a snow princess and her enchanting woodland friends, a group of snowmen making the most of the holiday festivities, and a beautiful version of the Twelve Days of Christmas. A set of six very merry cards worked in bright Christmas colors as well as a set of Roly Poly ornaments for the tree are also included. DMC and Anchor embroidery floss specifications are given for each pattern, and Kreinik braid and Mill Hill beads bring a touch of elegance to some of the designs. Each project is presented with basic cross-stitch instructions and clear black-and-white charts, which include color backstitching, French knots, and beads.
Author BiographyJoan Elliott has been designing needlework patterns for more than 35 years. Her patterns have appeared in numerous magazines and in her more than 12 books, including Cross-Stitch Treasures for Children and Fairy Enchantment. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.