Inspirational ideas from all over the world have been combined in this book by nine respected artists and designers. Stitchers who love oriental fantasy will not be disappointed with the amazingly detailed Chinese dragon and good fortune emblems. From the West there are cherubs and angels, and from the world of myths comes Merlin, as well as an enchanting unicorn. The final chapter features all the signs of the zodiac to be made up individually as cards or gift bags - or as one large sampler. Projects all have clear making up instructions and the full colour charts for all the cross stitch designs will help beginners and experienced stitchers alike.