By Jayne Schofield
From the series 'Twenty to Make' - great little projects for beginners.
Each of these twenty beautiful needlepoint designs from Jayne Schofield is accompanied by a full-color chart, key and general instructions. These fun, quirky designs in bright, contemporary colors are all small, measuring on average approximately 10 x 12.5cm (4 x 5in), though the designs come in a variety of formats and include tall, narrow designs as well as squares. All the designs are worked on 10-hole canvas and there is a broad range of subjects to choose from, including a country cottage, flowers, hearts, a festive reindeer, a hen, owl and some sheep, to name a few. So, whatever the occasion, there is bound to be a design that suits it perfectly. There are general instructions and a simple stitch diagram at the beginning of the book, so even those new to needlepoint will be able to accomplish all of the projects. At the start of the book there is a double-page spread of basic techniques. Jayne uses Anchor threads and provides the code numbers for the colors used; however, any suitable thread such as DMC or Madeira could be used.