Classic Book Spines

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Classic Book Spines Pattern


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Embroidery: Classic Book Spines
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details




Hand Embroidery

Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Counted Cross Stitch
  • Back Stitch

Pattern Description:

This lovely counted cross stitch pattern would make the perfect gift for stitchers and readers alike. Better yet, find someone who loves needlework AND books. The pattern features a set of classic novels. In order from left to right, these are:

- Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bront
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
- Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
- Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This pattern is in pdf format and includes instructions, key, and symbol chart for 85 colors of DMC threads. When stitched on 18-count Aida, it will be about 12.7" x 9.8".

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12.7" x 9.8"


  • DMC Embroidery Floss
  • 18-Count Aida

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry Needle

About Designer

About Designer

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I am a Ph.D. student who knits and otherwise crafts in her spare (ha!) time. I absolutely adore knitting. I have been knitting for pretty much all my life; I first learned in the second grade, when my aunt taught me. My other primary crafts, cross stitch and beading, are additions in the last few years, but I love them too!

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