Quick Stitch Reference & More Quick Stitch Reference – Books Review

Originally posted 2012-02-21 06:45:49. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWhile there are several small stitch reference books out there, they generally fall into two categories. Some are designed for beginning stitchers. The other type includes only diagrams, but no explanations. Into this world come these two books. I got mine from Thistle Needleworks, but your shop […]

The Needlepoint Book, Third Edition – Book Review

copyright Jo Ippolito Christensen

Jo Ippolito Christensen, Touchstone Books, New York, 2015 ISBN 1-4767-5408-6, $60 Before we get into a review of the contents, which are amazing, let’s talk about the book itself. Yes it is over 500 pages, but the second edition was 428. Yes it is a hardbound book. You might be thinking that this would make […]

The Stitch Dictionary Without Peer

copyright Jo Ippolito Christensen

If you sat in a needlepoint shop or went to a guild meeting and surveyed stitchers about why they love The Needlepoint Book, most, if not all of them, would say “The Stitches!” I know it’s what entranced me from the beginning. I had no idea there were so many stitches, and that they were […]

Stitches CD – review

Ruth Schmuff Stitch dictionaries are tons of fun, they give us lots of ideas for stitches, but often they have one drawback, they’re just too big to carry with your project. I’ve long been jealous of my knitting friends who can just take along a card with their scarf project on it. Ruth Schmuff has […]

SuZy’s Portable Stitches – vol 2 – Book Review

Originally posted 2011-02-15 07:06:41. Republished by Blog Post PromoterLike the first SuZy’s Portable Stitches, this book is a condensation of the stitches from her previous books, SuZy’s Lite Stitches and SuZy’s Mini Stitches. Diagrams for the stitches are presented clearly with a few per page. One of the things I like best about this is […]