Cross stitch is one of the easiest embroidery stitches to master, and can be used to create beautiful designs in a range of contemporary styles. In this pretty little book, the author, Sophie Helene, presents over 50 colourful designs based on herbs, fruit and flowers, together with ideas and inspiration for incorporating them into cushions, napkins, bags, samplers and pictures to decorate the home. Each pattern is presented as an easy-to-follow chart, with a key showing the thread colours used. At the end of the book there is information on the methods and materials used, as well as guidance on creating cross-stitch designs of your own, making this a fabulous resource for cross stitchers of all abilities.
Sophie Helene graduated from the Toulouse School of Fine Arts (ESBA), she also has a degree in Textile design from the Academy of Arts. At first director of a small crafts & hobbies series, she became the editor-in-chief of a children's magazine. After the birth of her second child she decided to work from home by the sea.