Twisted Stitches

Twisted Stitches

30 Corrupt Cross Stitch and Embroidery Designs

Book - 2011
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Random House, Inc.
For crafters who like their stitching with a twist, this unique book takes cross stitch and embroidery to the dark side!

Think charming cottages with roses around the door - but with abandoned vehicles in the front yard, or napkins embroidered with pretty but deadly poisonous plants... Projects of this title include an RIP (read in peace) bookmark, a butterfly and skulls tote bag, and a pig strikes back barbecue apron. Inspired by popular culture and street art, it's the craft equivalent of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies and is guaranteed to amuse and entertain. The book contains 30 truly original cross stitch and embroidery designs including pictures, cards, pillows, and accessories. Twisted Stitches also features comprehensive instructions on techniques for new stitchers, presented in a fresh, entertaining way, as well as full size fold-out charts of the larger designs.

For crafters who like their stitching with a twist, this unique book takes cross stitch and embroidery to the dark side!

Publisher: London :, Fil Rouge Press,, 2011
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780956438218
Branch Call Number: 746.443 DAV
Characteristics: 128 pages :,illustrations (chiefly colour) ;,24 cm. +,5 fold-out charts.


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Aug 14, 2012

As patricks noted, the stitch charts are virtually impossible to read - and I'm only 28! As noted they got wolfsbane badly wrong (and good heavens, Harry Potter taught us that one is Aconite if nothing else). I'm not sure what belladonna they used for their picture but it certainly wasn't Deadly Nightshade which is what is normally meant... There were a few fun, dark and twisted ideas but overall I found it pretty useless to me.

Feb 19, 2012

Interesting twists to classics if you are in the mood for rebelling, but the graphs are illegible (I presume it is to keep away those who by virtue of age did grow up on classic cross-stitch patterns...)
And the scientific name for wolfsbane is wrong wrong wrong! Instead of the most poisonous plant name , we get the name for a meek emollient used in sprains, Arnica.
All in all I preferred the now lost Victorian flower alphabet...

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