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columbia-minerva Beginner's NEEDLE POINT Book 207
columbia-minerva Beginner's NEEDLE POINT Book 207 Author:Margaret Boyles INTRODUCTION — Although an age old embroidery form once considered the art of queens, needlepoint has never had the universal popularity it enjoys today. Needlepoint has changed with the times and is now fun! No longer is it the dreary chore of working a black or wine colored background around a victorian nosegay, but an engaging pastime that i... more »s enjoyed by growing numbers of people. Colors are bright. Designs are imaginative. Yarns are delightful. Materials are easily accessible. Kits are fantastic. Everything contributes to making right now the best time for you to learn neddlepoint.
It is with this in mind that I have written this book. Even if you have never tried to needlepoint, you will be stitching in no time just by following the simple instructions in this book. Even if you are an accomplished needlepointer you will find helpful hints to make your stitching easier and more enjoyable.
This book teaches all the basics from threading the needle to mounting your finished piece. As you read have canvas, needle, yarn and scissors at your side so you can actually work each step.
If you are just starting to needlepoint, get ready for a lifelong habit. Needlepointers are people with a truly useful, enjoyable hobby so be forewarned--once you learn the stitches, you are "hooked" forever!