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Lovely Letters
9 Cross-Stitch Alphabets & Monograms
Annie’s Cross Stitch

Annie’s Craft Store
21 August 2014/ ISBN 9781573676540
How-To Books/Cross Stitch

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde

Inside this book are nine different cross stitch alphabets and monograms, enabling you to personalize whatever you wish. The fonts are divided into three sections, each containing three different alphabets so you can choose from elegant, fun and classic. There are swirly curly letters, old English styles, funky backgrounds and my own favorite letters made from flowers. All are aimed at the confident beginner and I would suggest anybody with a bit of basic cross stitch experience would be able to tackle them. This is a book of alphabets not projects but there are ideas showing how you can make it your own? which provide food for thought. Adorn an album, decorate an apron, make a pincushion or jazz up an ereader cover to give a few examples. At the back are instructions on reading charts, doing the stitches and selecting needles, thread etc., as well as how to finish off a few of the project ideas. Charts are in black and white symbols, with DMC colors given and suggestions for what to work it on. If you want detailed instructions for projects you won’t find them in here but if you are looking for several attractive alphabets this is a good place to find them.

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UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular Crafts and other magazines. Her craft blog is Green Thoughts
Reviewed 2015