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Touching on each fundamental principle of cross-stitch embroidery, this inspiring sourcebook offers new and experienced crafters more than 400 colorful floral designs. Projects include borders, alphabets, and motifs in a range of different sizes and styles, along with creative ideas for applying each pattern to soft furnishings such as towels, cushions, bags, and purses, as well as picture frames, baby bibs, and booties. Each project pattern is accompanied by a step-by-step chart and a materials key that closely identifies the color of each thread. A closing chapter provides insights about the basic methods and materials of cross-stitch, in addition to further suggestions for yielding original pieces by mixing and matching the design projects.