Handbook of Needlepoint Stitches Author:Mary Meister Walzer Here is a book that shows you how to go beyond the two or three basic needlepoint stitches and fully explore the challenge and pleasure of canvas work stitchery. Almost fifty different stitches, offering the needlepoint worker a broad range of textural effects and decorative patterns are presented here for easy, step by step learning with clear... more » diagrams, detailed phtographs and concise instructions. each diagram demonstrates both how to form the stitch and how to proceed from one row to the next, whether the rows are worked horizontally, diagonally or vertically. This approach not only enables you to learn the stitch quickly but also provides a simple system of working the rows into the design. The photographs include simple designs composed of only one or two stitches as well as intricate designs that illustrate how stitches can be used to stress their special textural or decorative qualities, from the simple woven appearance of the Brick to the striking patterns of the Bargello.
For beginners, an introductory chapter gives the basic information on the different types of canvas, what kind of wool and needles to use, and how to block the finished work. For the experienced needleworkers who want to expand their knowledge of stitches this book will provide a valuable asset.« less