Book Review – Star Trek Cross Stitch by John Lohman


If ever there was a book I didn’t need to do a comprehensive review of, it’s Star Trek Cross Stitch: Explore Strange New Worlds of Crafting by John Lohman. Get your copy from our affiliate links here!

Star Trek Cross Stitch by John Lohman

However, for those of you that have been living under a rock for the past five years, here’s a quick run down of why this is a fantastic addition to the world of cross stitch books.

John “Johloh” Lohman is the Founder of Sprite Stitch, our favourite video game craft website. We’ve had a column featuring Sprite Stitch Best Bits on this site for years now, and it’s a constant source of cool craft.

Star Trek Cross Stitch Expendable Pattern by John Lohman

This book features designs by John, but also by our good buddy Lord Libidan, Starrley (who has appeared on this site more than once) and Rosier “RDMC” Cade.

Ranging from simple to fairly complex, the patterns will keep you entertained, and have massive appeal to Star Trek fans across the board. Sure, the patterns tend to focus more on The Original Series and The Next Generation, but that just means they’ll have to do a second book so we can get more of that Captain Janeway action that we all need.

Beam Me Up Scotty Cross Stitch by John Lohman

The book is great – well designed, filled with simple instructions and some terrific designs. It’s everything a pop culture cross stitch book ought to be and I’m proud to know the people that made it. If you’ve know anyone who’s wavering about whether they should try cross stitch, this book is a great tool to help win the argument.

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45 thoughts on “Book Review – Star Trek Cross Stitch by John Lohman

  • Such a hard choice! I think it has to be Deanna Troi, utterer of the wonderful line, “I never met a chocolate I didn’t like”!

  • This is a lot more difficult than I thought it would be…

    I have a soft spot for Worf, Tuvok and The Doctor but I’ve got to go for Captain Janeway. Just because she’s an amazing, sassy, role-model (and a scientist, to boot).

    Love her.

  • Leanoard “Bones” McCoy!

  • I know it’ll probably be a pretty common answer, but I have to say Captain Kirk. In his time he wasn’t nearly as constrained by rules as the other captains, and he had the wit and determination to get the job done, whatever it was and however he had to do it. He didn’t have a huge and well-armed ship/station like Picard or Sisko, or a highly advanced ship like Janeway. He and his crew had to be imaginative in their solutions, and that’s what made them such legends.

  • Spock Spock Spock! Captain Janeway is a close second though. Also, the projects in this book look amazing!

  • Captain Kirk was always my fave.

  • I just have to say, I’m an originalist — and my first and only choice would have to be Spock — there was some about his logical demeanor that called out to this young illogical girl!

  • I would go for Picard. I just love Patrick Stewart in all he does!

  • There can only be 1 Captain Jean-luc Picard. ‘Make it sew’

  • I think my favorite is Captain Piccard, who can resist him? I also love Data. I am a sucker for Next Gen.

  • Riker for sure!

  • 7 of 9! Not only was she super hot, but she was a complex character also.

  • I’d have to say O’Brien. Loved him on TNG, adored him on DS9. Not sure why, but he always brightened my screen.

  • Riker was my favourite and one of my first crushes. I loved his grin!

  • Melina Stephens

    30 August 2013 at 4:33 pm

    So difficult – i’m a bit in love with Captain Archer, Janeway is an awesome badass and Data attempts at human quirks are hilarious. However i think it’s got to be William Riker for his sheer arrogance and lady loving ways! Set beard to stunning!

  • My favourite character in Star Trek has to be Spock. Brilliant!

  • If I must pick just one favorite, it would have to be Lt. Commander Data. I love how he never sees just how human he has become.

  • Mine would be Geordi Le Forge

  • I’ve always loved Scotty! A great character with a great accent!

  • Mr. Homn! Talk about a tough job.

  • Please count me into the drawing. I have always wondered why there weren’t any star trek related designs, thought it might because the owners of the brand wouldn’t share the right to copy or use. Anyway, I would love this book! My favorite character would have to be Data, his way of trying to learn to be more human always resonated with me, as I tried to relate better with humans, too! He never really understood that we are always trying to be more “human” and he shared that trait. He was very human at the end.

  • Spock, yes mostly because Zachary Quinto is new Spock but Leonard Nemoy was awesome too.

  • As an old-timer, raised on Original Trek (broadcast, mind – not syndication!), I have to say Lt. Uhura. She was bright, sassy*, and looked very, VERY hot in the alternate-universe’s Starfleet uniform. And if you haven’t heard Nichelle Nichols’ story of how Martin Luther King Jr. asked her to stay on as Uhura, when she wanted to quit, watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqoZ0C0cnRE

    *Sulu: “I’ll protect you fair maiden!”
    Uhura: “Sorry, neither.”
    — “The Naked Time”

  • Favorite character of TOS: Spock or Bones, I can’t pick.

    TNG: Wesley or Picard

    DS9: Quark or Bashir

    I can’t pick favorites of any of them, but these are the top two from the ones I can pick from. I do love Sarek and Amanda though, they are amazing.

  • Bones! “I’m a doctor, Jim, not a magician!”

  • Dr Bones, purely for his sarcasm and his dry wit!!

  • As a fan from TOS syndication, Spock and no other. I have been and always shall be your friend…

  • Always had a thing for the dr, bones……..turned mine to jelly!!

  • Uhura. Bold woman with an awesome career!

  • Worf!!!

  • I always liked Spock. You just can’t bring him down. He’s a good friend and a fine scientist.

  • Captain Picard. Not only because he was a brave, brilliant statesman who made bald heads and neck wrinkles sexy, but because Patrick Stewart is a brilliant actor, fantastically funny and a vocal advocate to end domestic violence. I thoroughly love both of them!

  • I’ve always had a soft spot for Jean Luc Picard.

  • Spock! Loyalty and brains. Winnah winnah chicken dinnah!

  • Roger Shabatowski

    2 September 2013 at 2:09 am

    my favourite characters would be Spock and Scotty, a nerd and a mechanic. Just like me

  • My favourite is the original, Captain James T. Kirk. I used to have a schoolgirl crush on him and wanted to travel in space. The Doctor who of the time was less fanciable!

  • Without a doubt, I had the biggest crush on Kirk. 35 yrs ago I’d come home from school, crap out on the couch and by 4 and watch him as he would plant his lips on his latest conquest.

  • I love a lot of characters but in the end I had to decide between Mr. Spock and Seven of Nine. In the end Seven won but both are awesome.

  • Spock is the ultimate geek! Leonard Nimoy is my favorite Spock, but I think Quinto did great in the new version as well. The scene in the 2009 movie where the two of them meet is so great!

    Hooray for geeks, nerds, and all of the little things that make us individuals. Live long and prosper! :o)

  • This book looks so amazing!
    My favourite from the original series would have to be Dr. McCoy. But in the new movie reboot I love Simon Pegg’s Scotty.

  • I always wanted to be Uhura when I grew up!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • My favourite Star Trek character is Chewbac- oh, wait! Scotty (or whoever Simon Pegg is supposed to be).

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