Annie's is part of the third-generation Muselman family business, founded in 1925 and long known for original craft designs including crochet, knitting, card making, paper crafts, beading, sewing, quilting, and needlework. Annie's books are sold through independent retailers and major chain stores worldwide. They are headquartered in Berne, Indiana.
Personalisation or monogramming has been around for thousands of years and been used on linens, clothing, baby items and household goods for centuries. Adding and initial or initials to an item imparts a unique classic design on items like hand towels, photo albums or pillows. There are three categories of alphabets: Clean & Classic, Elegant & Exquisite and Fun & Funky. The letters can be combined to create names or words, the colours altered and the fabrics changed to create projects that are functional, beautiful and one of a kind.* Cake Craft & Decoration *
Inside this book are nine different cross stitch alphabets and monograms, enabling you to personalize whatever you wish. The fonts are divided into three sections, each containing three different alphabets so you can choose from elegant, fun and classic. There are swirly curly letters, old English styles, funky backgrounds and my own favorite letters made from flowers. All are aimed at the "confident beginner" and I would suggest anybody with a bit of basic cross stitch experience would be able to tackle them. This is a book of alphabets not projects but there are ideas showing how you can "make it your own" which provide food for thought. Adorn an album, decorate an apron, make a pincushion or jazz up an ereader cover to give a few examples. At the back are instructions on reading charts, doing the stitches and selecting needles, thread etc as well as how to finish off a few of the project ideas. Charts are in black and white symbols, with DMC colors given and suggestions for what to work it on. If you want detailed instructions for projects you won't find them in here but if you are looking for several attractive alphabets this is a good place to find them.* Myshelf.com *