Since its original publication in 1976, The Needlepoint Book has
become known as "The Black Bible" -- the one resource every
aficionado of needlepoint needs to own. Completely revised and expanded,
this updated edition includes your favorite features, plus:
* A 16-PACE COLOR INSERT WITH ALL-NEW PROJECTS * A CRASH
COURSE ON THE NEW FIBERS UPDATED INFORMATION ON MATERIALS, AS WELL AS HOW TO
WORK WITH AND CARE FOR THEM * DOZENS OF NEW STITCHES AND A CHAPTER ON THE
POPULAR OPENWORK STITCHES * MORE THAN 1,300 ILLUSTRATIONS * 369 STITCHES!
DIAGRAMS FOR ALL PROJECTS SHOWN
The Needlepoint Book covers all the information you
need to learn needlepoint and improve your technique -- in a single
comprehensive volume. You'll find section on:
* CHOOSING THE RIGHT PROJECT * TRANSFERRING DESIGNS *
ELEMENTS OF GOOD DESIGN: COLOR, PROPORTION, AND BALANCE * LEFT-HANDED
NEEDLEPOINT * FINISHING TECHNIQUES * CLEANING NEEDLEPOINT * AND MUCH MORE!
The Needlepoint Book is a complete guide to the
craft, and the only book you'll ever need as a reference to become an expert
at creating exquisite works to be treasured forever.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to
Knitting & Crocheting
The perfect guide for novices wanting to discover the
joys of knitting and crocheting! Written in a comfortable and light tone,
this book teaches every aspect of these crafts: from choosing yarn and
shaping your work, to adding color and finishing projects professionally.
Includes more than 150 instructive illustrations and five attractive and
useable beginning projects.
Treasury of Crazyquilt Stitches :
A Comprehensive Guide to Traditional Hand Embroidery Inspired by Antique Crazyquilts
Elian McReady's Needlepoint
As one of Ehrman Tapestry's best-selling designers, Elian McCready's work is
colorful and larger than life, yet beautifully subtle. Included in this
gorgeous book are designs that were previously only available in kit form,
plus six completely new creations.
The projects are worked in tent stitch and long
stitch. Superb color
charts and photographs make the instructions easy to follow. There's also
invaluable advice on materials, stitching and making up.
Elian McCready is an artist working in textile embroidery. After gaining
a BA in Fine Art and photography, she discovered the medium of pictorial
woven tapestry. On winning the Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship in 1985,
she visited Egypt and has remained strongly influenced by its colorful free
woven tapestry murals. After a period working for Kaffe Fasset, Elian became
self-employed and since 1991 has designed needlepoint kits
for the renowned
Ehrman Tapestry Company, establishing herself as one of their leading
designers. She lives in Conwy, North Wales.
Stitches and How to Use Them
Noted designer Hope Hanley can help bring new excitement
and beauty to needlepoint
in more than 100 different ways. In this
practical, extremely well-organized guide, she presents a treasury of 101
with an easy-to-read chart and a photograph for each
Beth Russell's Traditional Needlepoint
All in color! Timeless needlepoint designs, often based
on the work of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement, bring
richness and warmth to any home, traditional or modern. Full-color charts
and instructions are given for more than 15 designs, and lavish photographs
showcase every finished piece. Make a delicate African Marigold cushion, a
striking Kazak rug, a Woodpecker wallhanging, and more. Or, choose a
smaller-scale project like a pincushion or a miniature picture that consists
of a portion of a larger design such as a single bloom from the Flowerpot
cushion. Filled with stunningly colored animal, plant, and geometric
designs, this remarkable collection offers a wealth of inspiration and
practical ideas for every stitcher.
The Ehrman Needlepoint Book
Graham Rust's Needlepoint Designs :
Over 20 Original Patterns, from
Pincushion to Seashell Rug
A superb draftsman with an exquisite eye for detail,
Graham Rust creates needlepoint designs
that are true works of art. Terrific
color photos and full-color charts present 17 projects, including a monkey
cushion, a cheetah footstool, a sunflower chair, a seashell rug, a Chinese
vases pillow, and a mouse-in-a-teapot tea cozy. Although not meant for the
beginner, these designs are so clearly presented that most readers shouldn't
require more than intermediate skill and a certain degree of patience.
Rust's talent as a watercolorist is manifest on every page, making this book
not only a practical guide but a visual treat as well
Flowers, Birds, and Unicorns :
One of the world's most
influential needlepoint and textile artists
re-creates the magic of the
Middle Ages with more than 20 magnificent projects, for both beginners and
veteran stitchers. More than just a how-to, this book sets the designs,
themes, and motifs in the context of Medieval art and life. Full-color
More Needlepoint Books
& Hobbies Books
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Sewing Books and more.
Sewing Hats Handbags
Sewing Curtains Shades Draperies
Teddy Bears Stuffed Animals
Sewing Doll Clothes
Sewing Bedspreads / Slip Covers / Linings
Shirtmaking / Tops / Blouses /T Shirts
Sewing Homebased Business
Bridal Gowns / Veils Wedding Gown
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