If you’ve never experimented with cross stitch before, devotees will tell you that stitching all those little Xs is easy and addicting. If you’d like to give it a try, Leisure Arts has the perfect beginner’s guide—I Can’t Believe I’m Cross Stitching. This book tells you everything you need to know and then some—how to choose your fabric, needles, and floss, how to read charts and color keys—even step-by-step instructions for the exclusive Leisure Arts’ Stitch ’n Paint and Stamp ’n Stitch techniques. It also includes 12 simple yet wonderful projects to create with your new skill! (Don’t you love the birdy pincushion on the front cover? Too cute!)
Once those sneaky Xs have you obsessed…You’re going to need a great basic cross stitch book to keep your hands occupied. You’ll love The Best of Cross Stitch Basics featuring 108 classic designs! We’ve included baby bibs, florals, samplers, bookmarks, alphabets—something for everybody—from some of our favorite artists: Lynn Waters Busa, Jane Chandler, Deborah A. Lambein, Donna Vemillion Giampa, Carol Emmer, and Paula Vaughan.