Modern Cross Stitch | Review

Modern Cross Stitch CoverModern Cross Stitch is the new book from cross-stitch extraordinaire Hannah Sturrock of Bobo Stitch. It includes 30 fresh and new counted cross-stitch patterns that you can create if you are a beginner or life long stitcher.

Hannah Sturrock loves to stitch and wants you to love it too. Here she shares over 30 beautiful patterns with you. Discover five chapters of fabulous ideas: For a Beautiful Baby; For Big Kids; For a Special Occasion; For a Nature Lover; and For the Home. Hannah’s designs are a little bit different from what is available elsewhere. She uses simple outlines with striking patterns and clean, fresh colours, and takes inspiration from new interior fashions, vintage textiles, nature, toys and more, always striving to be contemporary and stylish.

Modern Cross Stitch Phone Case

The book contains a whole host of fun and exciting cross-stitch projects such as the phone case project above. This design is created for an iPhone 5s however it can easily be altered to fit any phone case you have. For the loud and proud cross stitcher, this project is one you can keep on you all the time and be happy to see every day.

Modern Cross Stitch Gift Tags

This gift tag idea is so simple yet so effective. If I were to receive this on a gift I would be as excited about the gift tag as the gift itself! They add an extra personal touch and you can create something for every occasion using this idea.

Modern Cross Stitch Bunting

Bunting is a British favourite and mixing cross-stitch with this classic design seems like a no brainer. The colour choices Hannah has used in this design work really well, they create a shabby chic rustic feel that would work well in a farmhouse kitchen or bedroom. Of course, you can have a play with the colour choices and make the bunting as long as you wish and to match a particular colour scheme.

Modern Cross Stitch Washi Tape

Cross stitch isn’t just about Aida and yarn you know, you can create some stunning cross-stitch effect wall art using washi tape that will create an eye catching feature wall in the room. I think it is a fabulous idea and any of the designs in Hannah’s book would look incredible done in the washi tape method.

Modern Cross Stitch Embroidery Hoop

As well as pattern ideas and inspiration there is a helpful section on how to frame your finished work. Using an embroidery hoop as a frame is quickly becoming a popular way to showcase your art and it creates a fun finish that differs from the standard picture frame.

Watch our latest episode of Sew and So TV where Ame caught up with Hannah to talk about her unique cross stitch kits, her book and more!

Over all, this book is a must have. With so many exciting projects inside and tips on cross-stitch basics, this is a book you can enjoy if you are a novice or advanced stitcher. Steering away from the traditional samplers, Modern Cross Stitch gives on trend projects that both brighten the home and give a fresh feel to what ever you embroider on to. Get your hands on it on our website now!


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Nadine dabbles in a wide range crafts. If it's pretty and she wants to make it, she'll learn the technique to do so. She is also never without a cup of tea in her hands.