Saturday, August 11, 2018

Improper Cross Stitch by Haley Pierson-Co

A fun, witty, nerdy, and irreverent craft book for the modern cross-stitcher.

Sometimes it's good to be a little..improper. Profane, funny, and smart, Haley Pierson-Cox's THE IMPROPER CROSS STITCH invites the modern crafter to bring personality and humor to their cross stitch projects. From a fully designed "Damn it feels good to be a crafter" to the beautiful Art Deco inspired "fuck," Haley's patterns are fresh, lively and just what the crafter ordered.

In this book, she'll introduce readers to the joys of stitching the naughty, the profane, the irreverent, and the just plain awesome. First, she starts with a basic lesson in cross-stitch technique, no previous experience required. Then, once readers know your way around an embroidery hoop and a skein of floss, the books moves on to the designs―35 in total, ranging from hip, to nerdy, to ironically domestic―where Haley encourages crafters to embrace their inner snark with gleeful abandon.

Her easy to follow instructions and colorful designs can make a cross stitcher out of anyone. In all her years of crafting, Haley's learned many things, but this simple fact remains one of the most important: There is absolutely nothing in this world quite so satisfying as enshrining something deeply inappropriate within the delicate stitches of a cross-stitch sampler. It's truly one of life's great delights

My Review: 5*

I received a preview copy of this book. For the few patterns Included in the review they were cute and different from anything else I have seen in the cross stitch world. I would of loved it if they hd of added the cover pattern.

Included in the book are several tips to making cross stitch seem easier, as well has shopping tips, and a index of the tools of the trade. With each pattern there is a full color picture of the finished design, a full color pattern, and a list of the floss needed to complete the project as pictured.

I would loved to have been given the full book but since I wasn't I will just have to keep my eye out for in my local craft store or online. The full book features 35 patterns of naughty, funny, and improper patterns.

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via to read and review.

 Author's Bio:
HALEY PIERSON-COX is a designer and craft writer with a focus on fabric  and fiber crafts, including sewing, needlework, knitting, crochet, and  geek crafts. Her work has been featured in craft books and magazines,  and her writing can be spotted on DIY sites across the creative  internet. On her website,, she shares craft  tutorials and printable patterns, along with a healthy dose of  gleefully-delivered snark. When she's not crafting, her main hobbies  include making spreadsheets, organizing things very neatly, speaking to  her cat as though he’s a person, and mining the pages old books for  antique expletives. Haley Pierson-Cox looks way crankier than she  actually feels. No, seriously. It's totally fine to come over and say  hello!

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