Introduction - including a brief history of this traditional technique; Materials and Equipment; Stitching Instructions - preparing the fabric, working in a frame or hoop, working from a chart; The Basic Stitches; Designing Your Own Filling Patterns; Embroidery Ideas - Project ideas with step-by-step instructions for making up; Finishing Your Embroidery - Stretching and framing your finished work; Stitch Directory; Filling Patterns numbers 1-49 and 16 new and original designs including: butterfly, kimono, oriental fan, country cottage, christmas bells, shell, teddy bear, strawberries, sailing ship, pram, lighthouse, carnation, shoe, fish, cup and saucer, and waterlily. Suppliers; Index
Jill Cater Nixon is a talented blackwork and cross stitch designer, who has designed for Coats Crafts UK and Kreinik. She has contributed regularly to the needlecraft press and produces kit designs for Choices. Jill lives in Milton Keynes.