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As you’d expect there’s a good amount of technique pages, including the stitch types you’ll need and some useful sections on mounting embroidery. The instructions are clear with simple diagrams that should help you get going. Hannah’s designs are nice and fresh, grouped into themes – For A Nature Lover and For The Home are among them – and within those themes are a range of projects with a range of skills levels. Hannah identifies Stitching Skill Level and Material Skill Level, so if the prospect of stitching on a chair seems a bit daunting, you can easily switch to a different material and have a go. Modern Cross Stitch is a good mix of design and difficulty, with designs that have complex colour combinations or use glow in the dark thread, to patterns that will be completed in an hour. It’s a nice addition to any library of cross stitch books and a great book for stitchers at all levels. Modern Cross Stitch by Hannah Sturrock is published by Cico Books and is available from all good retailers. Why not get yours via our Amazon link?
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