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. Designs include borders, alphabets and motifs in a range of different sizes and styles, together with ideas and inspiration for incorporating them into towels, cushions, bags, purses, babies' bibs and booties, samplers and pictures. Each pattern is presented as a colorful easy-to-follow chart, with a key showing the thread colors used. At the end of the book there is information on the methods and materials used, making this a fabulous resource for cross stitchers of all abilities. This is the perfect starting point for creating cross-stitch designs of your own! 96 pages.