Modern Cross Stitch
Over 39 fresh and new counted cross-stitch patterns
Do you love to cross-stitch but are growing tired of the same old kits? Would you like to add a personal touch to your homeware and accessories but don’t know where to start? This beautiful book from the founder of Bobo Stitch is full of creative and modern cross stitch patterns for you to make, display and gift. Moving away from the traditional designs, this book shows that you can cross stitch onto pretty much anything – from children’s clothing and linen scraps to tote bags and even a dining chair!
With a thorough cross stitch basic techniques section and colour-coded pattern charts this book will inspire beginners and avid stitchers alike. Author Hannah Sturrock explains how to display cross stitch in an embroidery hoop or a picture frame, and offers other creative ideas for finishing cross stitch projects, including how to make an envelope pillow cover or a drawstring sack.
Would you like to try a project? Have a go at this adorable Cross-stich bunny baby-grow - you can find the full pattern from the book on our blog.
About the author
Hannah Sturrock founded Bobo Stitch in 2013 after discovering a gap in the cross stitch market – she loved to stitch but couldn’t find any modern patterns that she wanted to make! She set about creating her own cross-stitch designs and selling her contemporary kits, and has since been on a mission to convert a new generation of crafters to the relaxing and addictive hobby of cross stitch.
'Hannah brings you bold colours, striking patterns, and lots of exciting modern materials... accessible to newbies and experienced stitchers alike.'
Love Sewing, December 2015
'The 30 modern designs... have a contemporary twist which will appeal to a new generation of cross stitchers.'
Cross Stitcher, December 2015
'Whether you're new to cross-stitch or simply looking for something unique to create, Hannah Sturrock's gorgeous designs are ideal.'
Crafts Beautiful, February 2016
'One of our favourite craft titles... packed with clever ways to use cross stitch, author Hannah Sturrock is keen that her projects have a use.'
Cross Stitcher, May 2016