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Cross Stitch Art Nouveau: Over 70 Inspirational Designs [Paperback]

Barbara Hammett
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25 Aug 2008
Cross Stitch Art Nouveau revisits the timelessly popular Art Nouveau style with a fantastic new collection of cross stitch designs inspired by the period's most instantly recognisable artists. Each of the ten chapters features designs inspired by the work of a well-known Art Nouveau designer translated beautifully into cross stitch. Projects include framed pictures, cushions, bags and even a table runner.

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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles; 2 edition (25 Aug 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715326988
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715326985
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 21.3 x 27.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 550,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Barbara Hammet began her career teaching arts and crafts, and history of art. She runs her own business, Wessex Embroidery Collection, designing and selling kits based on historic designs, and this is her sixth book to be published by David & Charles.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant if you like this period 14 Dec 2013
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There are plenty of designs to make up along with borders and ideas for other projects. I would recommend it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good reference with out the naff designs 26 Oct 2013
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Pleased to have this book. Varied designs to follow without the usual incorrect Mackintosh references. Looking forward to using this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cross stitch art nouveau 5 April 2012
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This item was dispatched promptly in good condition as described. This is one of my favorite project books. Would recommend this seller to other Amazon customers :0)
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5.0 out of 5 stars One gorgeous book!!!! 21 Jan 2009
By twig - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm a big cross stitch fan but rather picky about the books I buy. I purchased this book after seeing a few of the designs in Cross Stitcher magazine, and I am glad I did! This book is fantastic! There are many designers' Art Nouveau styles provided in beautiful large projects - Mucha, Mackintosh, Crane, Tiffany - and an unexpected surprise, a cross-stitch version of Klimt's 'The Kiss.' Any one of these projects is worth the cost of the book on its own, but not only are there a number of beautiful large designs, each designer is given a section for smaller pieces and decorations as well, inviting the reader to use them in whatever way they wish.

So beautiful. I can't wait to start stitching these designs!
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5.0 out of 5 stars CROSS STITCH -- INSPIRATIONAL AND DIFFERENT 21 May 2009
By Marixstitch - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are tired of the same old cross stitch books and patterns: THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU! The graphs are easy to read and the pictures are absolutely beautiful! The completed items would fit in with any type of decor - even contemporary... WOW! I personally recommend this book to everyone who loves cross stitching! I am happy that I purchased this book and plan to stitch many of it's beautiful designs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stitch Your Own Nouveau Painting! 6 Aug 2012
By Coffee Addicted Writer's Reviews - Published on Amazon.com
From the 1880s through 1915, Art Nouveau was a popular art style that included organic curves, natural forms, and vivid colors. Now author Barbra Hammet has brought out Cross Stitch Art Nouveau with over seventy inspirational designs for cross stitchers based on the famous painting and designs of Louis Comfort Tiffany, Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, Emile Galle, Frances MacDonald, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Charles Annesley Voysey, Walter Cane, William de Morgan, and. Aubrey Beardsley.

Being an occasional cross stitcher myself, I found this cross stitch book to be a bit of fresh air. I get bored of the plain patterns and these unique patterns are a must for cross stitch lovers. Some of the projects in the book are: Brilliant Parakeets, The Kiss, Flowering Nature, Moonlit Garden, Tea Room Mural, Budding Poppies, Two Swans, Myths from the Deep, and the The Peacock Skirt.

If you have always wanted to own a piece of art and never could afford it, now you can stitch one of these beautiful designs yourself, frame it, and treasure it forever.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars unique book 17 May 2010
By yipee7374 - Published on Amazon.com
If people are looking for a different type of cross stitch book, i believe this book would satisfy their need. Barbara Hammet's book, Cross Stitch Art Nouveau, is a unique book having cross stitch designs by different artists such as Gustav Klimt, Alphomse Mucha and Louis Comfort Tiffany. There are ten chapters in this book and each chapter focuses on ten different artists in that era. My favorite design here is Gustav Klimt "The Kiss". I feel happy buying this book since the book offers designs that are not the usual. The level of difficulty of the designs varies. Some designs are simple, others are more difficult. I do hope others will enjoy this book as I do. Happy Stitching!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Art 3 Feb 2009
By Rose - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was so nice I had to buy a second. The second one was for my sister. I'm going to stitch all the patterns. They're projects I would give to both sexes.
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