Ultimate Cross Stitch East Asia

Ultimate Cross Stitch East Asia

Ultimate Cross Stitch East Asia

Discover a world of beautiful designs with this extra-special compilation of charts inspired by the decorative art and traditions of Japan, China and beyond. With their timeless appeal, these highly decorative designs are a must-stitch for avid cross stitchers. Frame ornate pictures and create sublime centrepieces for your home, give gifts of good luck to friends and family and stitch portraits of gorgeous geishas. From stunning kimonos, golden pagodas and fabulous fans you'll find these and more in this unmissable collector's issue of Ultimate Cross Stitch East Asia. Inside this issue: ✿ Stitch geishas in sumptuous kimonos ✿ Classic blue and white willow patterns ✿ Elegant fans with intricate cross stitch detail ✿ Cherry blossom designs, plus enchanting dragonflies, parasols and water lilies ✿ Fabulous card and gift ideas on unique themes your family and friends will love

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País:
United Kingdom
Língua:
English
Editora:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Periodicidade:
One-off
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3 minutos
dragonfly & roses

This beautiful fan design will make a stunning focal point hanging above the fireplace in a living room, or framed for the hallway. Durene has used pretty pink shades for the main part of the fan, which complements the two roses. The florals, with their soft petals and naturalistic shading, will be a treat to stitch. A dragonfly hovers above the fan, which shines with a platinum metallic thread border and star pink metallic pattern. Stitched on evenweave, this medium-sized project is best for experienced stitchers. You will need Threads: Stranded cotton and metallic threads as listed in the key Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric: 28-count white evenweave measuring 35x39cm (13¾x15¼in) Extras: 30.5cm (12in) wooden dowel rod, backing fabric and ribbon of your choice Stitching Factbox Stitching time: Approx 60 hours Type of stitches: Cross stitch, fractionals,…

3 minutos
eastern promise

Designer Lesley has created many geisha designs throughout her career but it’s a theme she never tires of, and there’s always another idea that she just has to get down on paper. The central design in this elaborate picture is circular, and in Japanese design circular shapes are a symbol of intuition and inspiration, which are both important qualities to have as a stitcher. Set within a square, the four corners add a sense of symmetry to the piece, helping to bring balance. You’ll love stitching this design, especially detail such as tiny flowers mirroring the larger ones in the border, and little bows to mimic the shape of the butterflies. You will need Threads: Stranded cotton and metallic threads as listed in the key Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle, beading needle Fabric: 28-count…

1 minutos
oriental opulence

Nature is a great influence on our lives, and never more so for designers when they are searching for inspiration. Lesley is lucky enough to look out onto her garden as she works, so there are always lot of ideas around. This bird design was one such concept – she’d seen a beautiful bird sitting in the branches outside her window, with a striking flash of purple on his feathers, so she picked out a matching purple thread. The idea of a vivid pink and purple colour scheme came to mind, and she added a few peonies, and some lush green foliage. You will need Threads: Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric: Zweigart 28-count light blue cashel linen 33x33cm (13x13in) Extras: Gold sequins of choice, backing fabric of…

2 minutos
cherry blossoms

You will need Threads: Stranded cotton and metallic threads as listed in the key Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle, beading needle Fabric: Fabric Flair 28-count Whisper HDP evenweave measuring 40x40cm (15¾x15¾in) from www.sewitall.com Extras: Mill Hill seed beads as listed in the key. Sequins from www.josyrose.com. Backing fabric and cushion pad of your choice from local stores Stitching Factbox Stitching time: Approx 55 hours Type of stitches: Cross stitch, backstitch, French knots, beads, sequins Level: Advanced “What a fantastic, intricate design with such delicate detail. The subtle colour scheme of this blossom and birds cushion is just sublime.”Fiona Baker, technical editor How to make up the cushion 1 Trim finished stitching, leaving a 2cm (¾in) border of fabric all the way around the edge. 2 Next, cut two pieces of backing fabric, each measuring 33x21cm (13x8¼in) for the envelope-opening back panel. Sew…

3 minutos
koi pond

Recreated in stunning and breathtakingly lifelike detail, this stitched portrait truly is a work of art. Capturing a sense of movement, as well as depth and perspective, this detailed piece will have your needle dancing with joy through your fabric. The rich colours of stranded cotton fabulously mimic the scales of these elegant creatures, and you’ll also use several blue shades to give the effect of the light dancing on the rippling water. Enjoy every stitch of this shimmering design! You will need Threads: Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric: 14-count white aida measuring 45x45cm (17¾x17¾in) Extras: Canvas of your choice measuring 30x30cm (11¾x11¾in) from local stores Tip Take your time stitching this vibrant design and mark off the chart as you go to minimise any errors Stitching Factbox Stitching time: Approx…

2 minutos
sky dancers

You will need Threads: Stranded cotton, satin thread and metallic thread as listed in the key Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle, beading needle Fabric: 14-count 3in wide white aida band x desired length Extras: Mill Hill seed beads as listed in the key, ribbon and basket of choice Stitching Factbox Stitching time: Approx 3-4 hours each Type of stitches: Cross stitch, backstitch, beads Level: Intermediate “These decorative letters are the perfect size for new stitchers who want to try metallic thread and beads. And they’re just the project for intermediate stitchers looking for a quick stitch.”Hannah Erskine, charting assistant Stitching close-up The satin and metallic threads Lesley has used for these letters are reminiscent of the shimmer created by the body and wings of a dragonfly. Blue sapphire and light gold in DMC Light Effects threads, along with light pine green…