Stitchers everywhere will love the 50 themed alphabets both large and small contained in this book. Each one is skilfully designed and shown with an exciting finishing idea. Beautifully detailed alphabets for special occasions like weddings and Christmas are interspersed with quick-to-stitch alphabets where letters can be made up into last-minute birthday cards and small gifts. There are alphabets for each floral season; a seaside theme with colourful beach huts and for children bright designs featuring nursery rhyme characters, space rockets and tumbling clowns. There are beautifully crafted Art Nouveau, Celtic or Art Deco style letters. Easy-to-follow instructions make it effortless to personalize a huge range of exciting projects, including adding initials to a towel, handkerchief and shoe bag; decorating a key ring, gift bag and trinket box; and mounting letters inside a mirror, coaster; even a fridge magnet. Designers included in this book are: Sue Cook, a top UK name, the author of Cross Stitch Inspirations and Sue Cook's Wonderful Cross Stitch Collection. Claire Crompton, for many years a designer with DMC, whose work now regularly appears in stitching magazines. Maria Diaz, one-time manager of the DMC design department, and a regular contributor to cross-stitch magazines. Lucie Heaton, a regular contributor to many UK stitching magazines, whose work is inspired by her country lifestyle. Caroline Palmer, textile and cross stitch designer, who takes her inspiration from wildlife and the countryside. Susan Penny, a founder editor of Needlecraft, Cross Stitcher and Cross Stitch Collection. Helen Philipps, teacher, freelance designer and author of two books. Lesley Teare, a textile designer and one of DMC's leading embroidery designers. Anne E Wilson, who trained in fine Art at Glasgow School of Art, now designs for many UK stitching magazines.