Cross stitch is a craft that has always been popular and it remains so today, and this guide has a collection of cross stitch designs aimed at needleworkers of all levels and experience. It contains 24 projects which are all illustrated and easy to follow. Pattern libraries incorporating motifs, borders and alphabets are scattered throughout the book, and a dedicated section describes sewing techniques and materials. The book is divided into three sections, covering the home, gifts and special occasions, to suggest ideas for a range of uses. Practical and attractive items that can be made to embellish the home are the subject of the first section, "Cross stitch for the home", and ideas range from a tablecloth and table settings to cushions and bed linen. "Cross stitch for giving" features a collection of gifts to make for children and adults, from baby's first slippers to friendship bracelets. Many of the items can be monogrammed, using any of the alphabets that appear throughout the book, for a personal touch. "Cross stitch for special occasions" takes its inspiration from milestone dates in the family calendar, such as Christmas, birthdays, weddings and christenings, with beautiful ideas to suit.