Author(s): Jill Gordon
This title features 12 landscape projects to cross stitch. While many of the designs are finished as simple framed pictures, Jill Gordon shows how easily the stitching can be transformed into eye-catching items such as a wall hanging, firescreen, footstool, cushion and tray inlay.
Jill Gordon started painting and stitching in 1971 when she first met Kaffe Fassett, soon to become both her teacher and an enduring influence on her work. Jill has designed a number of needlecraft projects and has created a selection of kits for the John Lewis Partnership. Her work has featured in magazines such as Cross Stitch, Cross Stitch Collection and Needlecroft. The author of two books on needlepoint designs, this is Jill's second collection of designs for cross stitch. Jill lives in Leek, Staffordshire.
The twelve designs: - Dutch windmills in a tulip field - Eilan Donan castle, on a rocky islet facing the Isle of Skye, framed by rhododendrons - Neuschwanstein castle - a fairytale castle perched on a wooded hilltop - Chinese pagoda, set in a water gardens with sweet almond blossom - Woodcutter's cottage, a snowy scene half framed by Christmas roses - Mexican adobe house, with cactus blooms - Honeysuckle village - picturesque English cottages set by a flowing stream - New England lighthouse - French manor house framed with sunflowers - Venetian view - colourful house frontages and gondolas viewed from a window - Italian house perched on a hillside with trailing geraniums tumbling over a wall - Crofter's cottage - thatched cottage with Scottish highlands in the distance and a lake