Stitches a la Carte – Book Review

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Lynda Richardson, Dream House Ventures, 2014, ISBN: 978-0-692-26349-3 This book is such a delightful resource for every stitcher. If you are a beginner, you’ll get lots of stitch patterns that only need Tent Stitch. If you are a more experienced stitcher, you’ll find plenty of great ideas to bring life to many projects. There are [...]

New Canvaswork – Book Review

Originally posted 2007-07-05 06:55:38. Republished by Blog Post PromoterNEW CANVASWORK Jill Carter, Batsford, 2007, ISBN-13:978-0-7134-8975-0 This wonderful new book from Englishwoman Jill Carter will inspire you and expand your notion of what you can do with needlepoint. For years I’ve looked at books on creative embroidery and wished that I could do that. I envied [...]

Sundance Beads for Needlepoint – How to & Why Knot! — book review

Originally posted 2009-05-08 05:55:43. Republished by Blog Post PromoterSundance recently published a pamphlet on using beads in needlepoint. They told me “We just love beads and how they can define an area of stitching.” This booklet was designed to answer the questions they get about using beads. Since beading is not one of my best [...]

Book Review – The Best Bargello Book

Originally posted 2008-01-15 08:06:43. Republished by Blog Post PromoterJune McKnight, self-published, 2008. I learned to stitch Bargello, as did many others, from Elsa William’s wonderful book. It’s long been out of print and I have never found a beginner’s book on Bargello to match it. That is until now. June has created the perfect Bargello [...]