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Beautiful book but not as challenging as I expected
on 13 August 2017
The stories next to the patterns are quite fun to read and the it is overall an extremely beautiful book. However, I expected more variety and whimsical. It was my first shot at cross stitch and the tutorial pages were indeed extremely helpful. I started with one of the big pieces (owl) which had a perfect balance of challenge and variety in terms of colours and shapes. After completing this one project the rest seems quite dull. If the book had more pieces like the owl I would find it a lot more enjoyable and would give it more stars.
I did appreciate the starter kit! The needle was very nice but the quality of the thread was not great. If you would like to try one of her books, I would recommend trying another one with a bit more variety and colour, If you do not mind making simple shapes however or you really want to start simple then this might be a good fit.