Cross Stitch is one of our all-time favorite ways to spend our weekends, but sometimes, you need some inspiration (and guidance) to really create some beautiful stitches. Emma Congdon, better known in the Cross Stitch community as ‘Stitchrovia’ has just released her second book, Cross Stitch for the Earth and we’re loving it. Combining a love for the planet, and a love for Cross Stitch, this book is a winner on many fronts.
Emma guides you through each of the 20 projects included, as well as giving you insight into why each was created and a handy mini shopping list for each design in case you need it, (although we all know your stash is overflowing).
There’s even a “Tools & Materials” section which gives you a handy breakdown of what to use, what are the best sustainable alternatives, and some handy tips from Emma. There’s even information about preparing your fabric before you start, so you can enjoy this book even if you’re a beginner. Now, let’s talk projects included. Alongside those above, there are 18 other projects inside the book here’s what a few of them look like when they’re finished:
There’s guidance in the book about framing too, just in case you’ve never framed your work before, and if you’re a beginner, there’s even a section about how to follow charts.
There’s even a thread colour conversation chart in the back too – so no matter if your stash includes DMC threads or Anchor threads – the chart will help you find the right shade for success.
Loved reading this? Check out our other post about Emma’s first book, here.
Thanks for reading.