Cross Stitched Cards for the Holidays shows how to deliver stylish seasonal cheer this holiday season. The editors of CrossStitcher magazine have assembled more than 40 charming Christmas cards to stitch and send. Designs range from classic and traditional to lighthearted and modern. Readers will find all the inspiration they need to create lovingly handmade festive greetings, framed mini art, and gifts, with clear step-by-step instructions, stitching tips, and advice on card making techniques. Top designers like Felicity Hall, Angela Poole, Joan Elliott, and Andree Langhorn show how to craft perfect cards with a professional finish every time.
About the Author
Angela Poole creates beautiful, stylised designs for both cross stitch and papercraft, and she's a whiz with charting software. She regularly designs for "CrossStitcher" Magazine and she's a full-time Creative Editor on "Papercraft Inspirations."
Diane Machin has worked on projects for craft companies, craft publishers, design consultancies and individual commissions, She loves to use color and has a passion for inspiring threads and fabric. Cross stitch is her obsession.
Maria Diaz is the author of 7 cross stitch books and has created hundreds of cross stitch designs. She studied fine art in Leicester, England. After graduation she joined DMC Creative, the world's largest supplier of needlework supplies, and became DMC's first in-house designer. Eight years later she decided to go out on her own. She moved to London and landed a contract as specialist needlecraft consultant with Eaglemoss Publications.
Felicity Hall has always been creative. She studied textiles and fine art painting at college. She started doing needlepoint design in 2009 and soon discovered a gap in the market for printed needlepoint kits that had a contemporary edge and that would be interesting to stitch. Her designs can be found in CrossStitcher Magazine as well as online.
Joan Elliott has been designing needlework patterns for more than 35 years. She designs needlework for kits and contributes to major cross stitch magazines. She is the author of more than a dozen books, including "Cross-Stitch Treasures for Children, Bewitching Cross Stitch, Joan Elliott's Native American Cross Stitch," and "Joan Elliott's Cross Stitch Greeting Cards." She lives in Brooklyn, New York.