Lit Stitch Book

Lit Stitch


  • Author : Book Riot
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2020-05-12
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683358114

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Lit Stitch Excerpt :

“Savvily combines literary themes and cross-stitch designs in [a] visually appealing collection of projects . . . delightful.” —Publishers Weekly Inside Book Riot’s Lit Stitch, you’ll find a number of badass, bookish cross-stitch patterns to let you show off your love of all things literary. Some are for bookmarks, others are for wall decor, and still others can take on a whole host of finished outcomes. What they have in common is their literary bent—the patterns speak to all manner of literary-minded book lovers, who are happy to display their nerdier sides. And what better way than through your own cross-stitch art to hang on your wall, prop on your desk, or even gift to friends and family? Most if not all are beginner-friendly and can be completed in a few hours—instant stitchification! So grab yourself some excellent embroidery floss, hoops, and needles, and pick out one or more of these great cross-stitch patterns for your next project.

Her Body and Other Parties Book
Score: 4
From 47 Ratings

Her Body and Other Parties


  • Author : Carmen Maria Machado
  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781555979805

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Her Body and Other Parties Excerpt :

Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction “[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”—Roxane Gay “In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t put it down.”—Karen Russell In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. A wife refuses her husband’s entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store’s prom dresses. One woman’s surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest. And in the bravura novella “Especially Heinous,” Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we naïvely assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes. Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction.

Whimsical Cross Stitch Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Whimsical Cross Stitch


  • Author : Cari Buziak
  • Publisher : Dover Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-02-13
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486828626

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Whimsical Cross Stitch Excerpt :

A Book of the Month Club's Crafter's Choice! Cross-stitch is a traditional hobby — but your designs don't have to be! These more than 130 patterns reflect a modern sensibility, with motifs ranging from trendy to vintage to kitschy, so there's something here for everyone. All are designed to fit into a 6-inch or smaller embroidery hoop, making them quick projects that can be finished in an evening or weekend. If you're feeling ambitious, the small designs can be assembled to form a larger piece. Patterns are organized according to theme: animals; designs, including flowers and snowflakes; home and hearth, consisting of more than 40 patterns that range from a patchwork heart and an antique sewing machine to teapots, a watering can, and variations on "home sweet home"; nature; and charming patterns for special occasions. A brief introductory section offers advice on getting started, tools and supplies, and stitching. "A treat! Cross-stitchers will love this book." — Christian Fiction and More

Improper Cross Stitch Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Improper Cross Stitch


  • Author : Haley Pierson-Cox
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2018-08-07
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250185051

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Improper Cross Stitch Excerpt :

A fun, witty, nerdy, and irreverent craft book for the modern cross-stitcher. Sometimes it's good to be a little...improper. Profane, funny, and smart, Haley Pierson-Cox's IMPROPER CROSS-STITCH invites the modern crafter to bring personality and humor to their cross stitch projects. From a fully designed "Damn it feels good to be a crafter" to the beautiful Art Deco inspired "fuck," Haley's patterns are fresh, lively and just what the crafter ordered. In this book, she'll introduce readers to the joys of stitching the naughty, the profane, the irreverent, and the just plain awesome. First, she starts with a basic lesson in cross-stitch technique, no previous experience required. Then, once readers know your way around an embroidery hoop and a skein of floss, the books moves on to the designs—35 in total, ranging from hip, to nerdy, to ironically domestic—where Haley encourages crafters to embrace their inner snark with gleeful abandon. Her easy to follow instructions and colorful designs can make a cross stitcher out of anyone. In all her years of crafting, Haley's learned many things, but this simple fact remains one of the most important: There is absolutely nothing in this world quite so satisfying as enshrining something deeply inappropriate within the delicate stitches of a cross-stitch sampler. It's truly one of life's great delights!

Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible


  • Author : Hitomi Shida
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462919406

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Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible Excerpt :

In the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible knitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favorite needlework patterns. Shida's strikingly original designs and variations on every imaginable classic stitch result in intricate patterns that form the basis for beautiful and unique knitted fashions. This is the perfect book for the experienced knitter who is looking for new stitches that yield spectacular results! This Japanese knitting book features a wide range of rewarding and intricate stitches including: cables popcorn stitches twisted stitches edgings and many more… A set of detailed, step-by-step diagrams show you how to execute all the basic stitches. Instructions and diagrams for a series of small projects offer practice working with large patterns, lacy patterns, pattern arrangement and round yokes among other things. The knitting projects include: A classic hat made using large patterns An elegant scarf in lacy patterns The ever-popular fingerless mittens Thick socks that can be made using various patterns A feminine collar using round stitching And much more! Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible represents a whole new adventure for knitters and is sure to become a valued reference for beginning knitters and experts alike.

A Single Thread Book
Score: 3.5
From 27 Ratings

A Single Thread


  • Author : Tracy Chevalier
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-09-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525558255

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A Single Thread Excerpt :

"A buoyant tale about the path to acceptance and joy--beginning, like all journeys, with one brave step."--People "The best-selling novelist has done a masterful job of depicting the circumstances of a generation of women we seldom think about: the mothers, sisters, wives and fiances of men lost in World War I, whose job it was to remember those lost but not forgotten."--Associated Press A BEST BOOK OF 2019 with The New York Public Library | USA TODAY | Real Simple | Good Housekeeping | Chicago Sun Time | TIME | PopSugar | The New York Post | Parade 1932. After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fiancé, Violet Speedwell has become a "surplus woman," one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood after the war killed so many young men. Yet Violet cannot reconcile herself to a life spent caring for her grieving, embittered mother. After countless meals of boiled eggs and dry toast, she saves enough to move out of her mother's place and into the town of Winchester, home to one of England's grandest cathedrals. There, Violet is drawn into a society of broderers--women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral, carrying on a centuries-long tradition of bringing comfort to worshippers. Violet finds support and community in the group, fulfillment in the work they create, and even a growing friendship with the vivacious Gilda. But when forces threaten her new independence and another war appears on the horizon, Violet must fight to put down roots in a place where women aren't expected to grow. Told in Chevalier's glorious prose, A Single Thread is a timeless story of friendship, love, and a woman crafting her own life.

Star Trek Cross Stitch Book

Star Trek Cross Stitch


  • Author : John Lohman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-05-28
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476718668

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Star Trek Cross Stitch Excerpt :

Ever wondered what Spock would look like on a baby's onesie? Well, now you can view this fun and entertaining collection of thirty cross-stitch projects made with love from Star Trek fans. If you're looking for ideas for putting your favourite Star Trek character on a tote bags or pillow-or perhaps making a lovely "Qo'noS Sweet Qo'noS" framed sign in the entryway to let everyone know that a Klingon-speaker lives here, then look no further. Star Trek Cross-Stitch not only showcases some of the fans' biggest creations, it also includes pattern images and photos of every finished project in use by the creator themselves. Ten of the projects include alternate patterns as well, just in case you'd prefer to see another quotable phrase on your stitched bookmark, or a different cast of characters on your dish towel.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Book
Score: 3.5
From 532 Ratings

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian


  • Author : Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2012-01-10
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316219303

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Excerpt :

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

Cross Stitch for the Soul Book

Cross Stitch for the Soul


  • Author : Emma Congdon
  • Publisher : David and Charles
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446379578

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Cross Stitch for the Soul Excerpt :

Craft your own comfort with these uplifting cross stitch projects featuring spirit-boosting quotes. Cross Stitch for the Soul is a collection of beautifully designed motivational and inspirational quotes rendered in easy cross-stitching techniques that will raise the spirits, both during the making process and beyond, as gifts for loved ones or as treasured pictures on the wall. Cross stitch is a wonderfully calming and mindful occupation, a chance to slow down, embrace the process, and create something beautiful. The twenty designs in this collection feature quotes that will resonate with anyone in need of a little boost. Designed by leading cross stitch designer Emma Congdon, aka Stitchrovia, whose modern styling appeals to crafters of all ages and abilities, these inspiring quotes will provide comfort, motivation, and an all-around positive spin on life, reminding us that we are brave, we are strong, and we have the power to make our own futures—one stitch at a time!

Feminist Cross Stitch Book

Feminist Cross Stitch


  • Author : Stephanie Rohr
  • Publisher : Lark Books (NC)
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 1454710802

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Feminist Cross Stitch Excerpt :

Crafty activists will love this snarky book with its 40 irreverent, feminist-themed cross-stitch patterns. Whether you want to proudly announce that you're a nasty woman or remind others that a woman's place is in the revolution, you'll find edgy slogans, sharp one-liners, and cheeky images that make fabulous wall art or gifts. An illustrated basics section provides beginners with information on materials, tools, techniques, and framing your finished pieces.

Creepy Cross Stitch Book

Creepy Cross Stitch


  • Author : Lindsay Swearingen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1645674282

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Stitches Book
Score: 4
From 106 Ratings

Stitches


  • Author : David Small
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2012-07-17
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771081156

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Stitches Excerpt :

A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Best Book of the Year An Amazon.com Top Ten Best Book of 2009 A Washington Post Book World’s Ten Best Book of the Year A California Literary Review Best Book of 2009 An L.A. Times Top 25 Non-Fiction Book of 2009 An NPR Best Book of the Year, Best Memoir With this stunning graphic memoir, David Small takes readers on an unforgettable journey into the dark heart of his tumultuous childhood in 1950s Detroit, in a coming-of-age tale like no other. At the age of fourteen, David awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover his throat had been slashed and one of his vocal chords removed, leaving him a virtual mute. No one had told him that he had cancer and was expected to die. The resulting silence was in keeping with the atmosphere of secrecy and repressed frustration that pervaded the Small household and revealed itself in the slamming of cupboard doors, the thumping of a punching bag, the beating of a drum. Believing that they were doing their best, David’s parents did just the reverse. David’s mother held the family emotionally hostage with her furious withdrawals, even as she kept her emotions hidden — including from herself. His father, rarely present, was a radiologist, and although David grew up looking at X-rays and drawing on X-ray paper, it would be years before he discovered the shocking consequences of his father’s faith in science. A work of great bravery and humanity, Stitches is a gripping and ultimately redemptive story of a man’s struggle to understand the past and reclaim his voice.

250 Japanese Knitting Stitches Book

250 Japanese Knitting Stitches


  • Author : Hitomi Shida
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-20
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462919871

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250 Japanese Knitting Stitches Excerpt :

250 Japanese Knitting Stitches contains the original collection of knitting stitches first published by Hitomi Shida in 1996. Copies of the original Japanese edition have been jealously coveted by knitters around the world, and now Tuttle Publishing brings you this classic in English for the first time! Hitomi Shida's previous work, the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible was released by Tuttle in October 2017 and has already been purchased (and tested) by thousands of avid knitters who are thrilled to discover a treasure trove of elegant and intricate new patterns. 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches was Hitomi Shida's first effort and, like its successor, is filled with her highly original and beautiful designs and variations on knitting classics. Translated and introduced by veteran knitting instructor Gayle Roehm, the best-known teacher of Japanese knitting in America. Roehm guides knitters through the particulars of the patterns and explains how to execute the stitches. This knitting reference book features the following: Stitches designed for borders and edgings Beautiful cable stitches, both simple and elaborate Elegant popcorn stitches from fine to bold Multiple variations on individual patterns Shida's finished projects are a wonder to behold and accomplished knitters will brave even the most daunting of stitch patterns to create them. Filled with 250 distinctive and inventive patterns—with a stitch diagram and photo for each pattern—this highly anticipated book is destined to be on every knitter's bookshelf.

Lunch Hour Embroidery Book

Lunch Hour Embroidery


  • Author : Martingale
  • Publisher : Martingale
  • Release Date : 2017-12-05
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604689204

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Lunch Hour Embroidery Excerpt :

It's the debut book in Martingale's "Lunch-Hour" series! From apples, anchors, and alligators to zebras, zippers, and zinnias, you'll love creating your own embroidery art from A to Z. Learn 10 basic embroidery stitches in minutes; then choose from more than 75 cute motifs to embroider, plus the entire alphabet in both capital and lowercase letters. Mix and match motifs and letters to create one-of-a-kind embroidery art! Sneak in a few stitches during lunchtime, car time, game time--anytime. Embroider motifs onto bags, clothing, linens, and more, or follow the easy instructions inside to display your embroidery. Projects are perfectly portable, so anyone can steal a few seconds to stitch no matter where they go!