Fables & Fairy Tales to Cross Stitch: French Charm for Your Stitchwork
Solutions, Omicron Language
. Schiffer Publishing . Atglen, PA
Ovr. TT778.C76E635 2018 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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From the 2016 French Fables, Contes et Comptines by Fleurus Editions in 2016. The book consists of patterns derived from three genres of literature: nine fables: about eighteen fairy tales; and about fifteen French nursery rhymes. These are followed by "Techniques and Tips"; "Project Instructions"; and "Patterns." For each of the fables, there is on the left-hand page a photograph of a finished product, often set in a real-life context, and on the right-hand page the pattern to work from. There are helpful suggestions then on how to "Take the Fables Along" as bookmarks, pins, or key rings. A suggestion for a "storage pouch" includes patterns for yet more fables, like TT, LM, and 2P. The book seems to presume that makers or users of the cross stitches know the fables. For French people, that is highly likely. For English speakers, I suspect that it is less the case. The fable renditions are charming. My favorites include FC (18-19) and MM (20-21). I just ordered the French version.