Inspirational ideas from all over the world have been combined in this book by nine respected artists and designers. Stitchers who love oriental fantasy will not be disappointed with the amazingly detailed Chinese dragon and good fortune emblems. From the West there are cherubs and angels, and from the world of myths comes Merlin, as well as an enchanting unicorn. The final chapter features all the signs of the zodiac to be made up individually as cards or gift bags - or as one large sampler. Projects all have clear making up instructions and the full colour charts for all the cross stitch designs will help beginners and experienced stitchers alike.
From her family home on the cliff-top overlooking the North Devon coast, Susan Penny has become one of Britain's best-loved craft writers. She has already written more than 50 books and introduced tens of thousands of readers to new craft skills and hundreds of memorable projects. Many of her books, like 'Knitted Cakes', have become international best sellers.
Susan's internet blog 'Thread' has a huge cult following in the craft world and, as a well-known and colourful craft personality, she is often asked to write for glossy homes and craft magazines.
Her background is as an arts graduate who turned her love of making beautiful things into a career. After launching and editing some of the biggest and best craft magazines in the UK, Susan is now one of the most respected designers, writers and editors in the contemporary British craft scene.
Susan is just as happy working with a needle and thread as a crochet hook. For her latest book Quick Knits - small and pretty, she reaches for the knitting needles and comes up with a collection of over 20 charming small projects, all presented in her typically easy-to-follow way.