CROSS-STITCH GOES WITCHY WITH DARK AND ELEGANT DESIGNS
From spooky skulls to ghoulish graveyards, Lindsay Swearingen of Tusk and Cardinal gives cross-stitch a dark yet whimsical update. Curious creatures like phantom felines, legendary fixtures from folklore like Baba Yaga and all manner of haunted houses make the perfect subjects for these needlework masterpieces.
Fun and easy to learn, cross-stitch is an art form that truly anybody can master. Lindsay gives you a crash course in the basics to ensure you have all the materials and techniques you need to start off on the right foot. Then, dive into her incredible patterns and stitch yourself some oddities that range from quirky to downright eerie. Anyone with an appreciation for the macabre will swoon for patterns like Lovers’ Graves, which features twin headstones and a heart-shaped weeping willow. Meanwhile, the ghosts, ghouls and ghastly bats of Trick or Treat and Haunted Wings are perfect pieces to hang on your wall to keep the spirit of Halloween in your home year-round.
With moody tones, muted hues and spooky subjects, this collection of bewitching patterns makes it easy to add a little subversive charm to your cross-stitch repertoire.
About the Author
LINDSAY SWEARINGEN is the fiber artist behind Tusk and Cardinal. She sells cross-stitch patterns in her signature style on her Etsy account of the same name. Lindsay lives in Sacramento, California.
“Lindsay provides us with beautifully creepy designs and easy-to-follow instructions that make this the perfect book for brand-new and seasoned cross-stitchers alike. This is a must- have addition to any cross-stitch lover’s collection!” —HOPE BRASFIELD, creator of Hopebroidery
“Lindsay’s spooktacular designs have reignited my love for cross-stitching. I can imagine myself stitching one of Lindsay’s beautiful patterns in the autumn while watching a Halloween film and munching on spooky snacks!” —JESS FILIP, creator of Jem of the Wood
“Creepy Cross-Stitch is the perfect guide for those creative souls who are attracted to a spooky yet whimsical way of life. It is an accomplished concoction of creative, informative and compelling designs to aid stitchers of any level desiring to add a little dose of dark creativity to their homes.” —HAYLEY DANIELS, creator of Polywax Potions