Re-create the unmistakable style of 16th and 17th century needlework with this collection of Elizabethan-inspired cross stitch designs. Talented cross stitch designer Barbara Hammet has carefully researched and re-worked the look of embroidery of the period to create this stunning collection of projects for today's cross stitcher. Every project has been carefully researched, and Barbara reveals the historical inspiration behind each piece of work. Designs feature the elaborate depiction of flowers, plants and animals, and the intricate scroll and latticework favoured at the time. Much inspiration has been derived from the textiles, clothes and accessories of the day, while decorative touches such as pearl beads and blackwork add further touches of authenticity.