by Jean D. Crowther
9 New Mormon Temples is one of a popular series of counted cross-stitch books created by Jean D. Crowther, the foremost designer of LDS-oriented temple patterns. These books contain uniquely elegant designs of temples erected by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world. Newly-married couples enjoy having a cross-stitched design of the temple in which they were married, especially when it includes the name of the temple, their names, and the date of their eternal marriage sealing. Their relatives and friends enjoy stitching them as a demonstration of their love and friendship to the couples.
This book contains the instructions and stitching patterns for the nine temples which have been built and dedicated between 2001 and 2006: Winter Quarters Nebraska, Monterrey México, The Hague Netherlands, Redlands California, Copenhagen Denmark, Manhattan New York, San Antonio Texas, Newport Beach California and Sacramento California. They are placed in this book in the order of their dedication dates.
General instructions explain the basic cross-stitch, the half stitch, the horizontal or vertical half stitch, the backstitch outline and the over-two backstitch, various fill-in partial stitches, and give a variety of patterns for trees and other landscape details. Comprehensive instructions are included for each temple (including finished design sizes for the temple only or for the temple with the backstitched name included).
A comprehensive list of the 124 LDS temples in use as this book goes to press (plus the Kirtland and original Nauvoo temples) shows their numerical order, dedication dates, and the name of who dedicated each temple. 12 other temples which have been announced but are not yet completed are also listed. The back cover presents a Pattern Index of all ten temple pattern books currently in print from Horizon Publishers: 12 Mormon Temples, 12 More Mormon Temples, 15 New Mormon Temples, 14 New Mormon Temples, 13 New Mormon Temples, 10 New Mormon Temples, The New Small Temples, 11 More New Mormon Temples, The Utah Temples, and 9 New Mormon Temples.
Completing the stitching of an LDS temple pattern is a challenging but highly rewarding endeavor. The carefully prepared patterns by Jean D. Crowther are readable and easily followed, and they speed the project toward successful completion.
8.5″ x 11″ paperback