This book is beautiful, I can't wait to start stitching. Trouble is I don't know which one to start with as they are all so gorgeous! A great book for those new to x-stitch or the more advanced. Much better 'in the flesh' than the preview suggests. Great value for the money it costs too, with anecdotes with each picture to ring them alive.
Second the layout is very pleasing to the eye, lovely illusrations and clear charts.
Third designs are just gorgoeus, so realisitic, I'm amazed how clearly the animals expressions have been captured with just the use of whole cross stitch and half stitches, with very little backstitch at all.
The pandas are my favourite, along with the polar bears.
I mainly bought this for the polar bear design I had seen elsewhere but there are several other designs in the book I would love to stitch.
The information about each animal pictured is informative but not too much, just enough information to provide a little background. My children will definatley like browsing through this with me and reading the snippets from Pollyanna about how she has seen the animals in their natural habitats, then enjoy watching my stitching as they come to life!
Pollyanna Pickerings paintings are always so life like and DMC convert them into cross stitch really well. Pollyanna has a great ability if getting the sunlight reflecting off fur and by using DMC light effect threads in the cross stitch designs you get the same effect. Also nice to see animals such as Polar Bears included and also some unusual views .. i just love the baby elephant cuddling up to mum's legs. I'm sure i'll end up stitching them all ... problem is which one do i start with ?!
this book has some lovely designs and the preiew on amazon does not do it justice If you love big cats and baby big cats then you should buy this book I found about 5 - 7 designs that I would like to start right away Especialy the little lion cub that is chewing on an adults tail... named living dangerousley and one of the baby panda ready for bed...
So many great charts in this booklet but unfortunately 2 were missing, panda & polar bear. Not mentioned in write up about condition of the book but the person who had it first must have cut charts out very carefully with a razor blade as it was very difficult to see cut edges. Only when I looked at contents page did I realise 2 were missing. Remaining Charts are great, I wanted the cheetah & her cubs & it is fabulous. Other great ones in there too. Very good value for money as single charts can sot up to £10. or more.
This is such a fantastic cross-stitch book. Amazing attention to detail and shading. I now have a whole book full of projects to make and I couldn't be happier. This was a fantastic buy. Top artist, top charters to cross stitch. You Must Buy It.