Octopus Books sent me this lovely cross-stitch book to review. As a counted cross-stitch novice, my first impression is it's a perfect place for a beginner, like me, to start.
The first three chapters describe the materials to use, how to cross-stitch and framing your finished work. A complete beginner's guide, each step is clearly explained with photos to illustrate every point. The remaining chapters feature 20 easy cross-stitch pattern charts all with attitude!
The author, Genevieve Brading, is an experienced cross-stitcher and the brains behind Floss and Mischief, an online emporium of all things needlework.
I have my supplies ready, my design chosen and I can't wait to get stitching! I'll be back with the next instalment as I start to stitch.
Disclaimer: I was gifted this book to review for free but was under no obligation to write this post. Opinions are my own.