Cross Stitch Design Manual - Fran RoseSelect Editions, 1988, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Patterns;
From the cover: “This book will appeal to needleworkers at all levels. It is intended to introduce beginners to the exciting and disciplined medium of cross stitch and to help the more advanced needle-worker in the area of charting and design, encouraging them to attempt pieces of work entirely of their own.
The design manual gives guidance on the choice of materials and threads; alphabets, motifs and borders; designing small, large and commemorative projects and simple gifts. In one section the author shows how a year’s work developed. There are ideas too on adapting designs originally produced for other crafts and using them in cross stitch and of course the other way round.
There are many charted designs included with 16 pages of colour photographs. All the ideas and designs have been tested by Fran Rose’s needleworking colleagues and students over a period of 5 years.”