McCall's Treasury of Needlecraft Author:McCall Corporation From the Dust Jacket: — For beginner and expert alike, this is the most complete needlecraft book ever published. It gives you stitch-by-stitch instructions, illustrated with 941 pictures [62 of them in full color], for making a fabulous variety of clothes, gifts, decorations for the home. — Here are easy-to-follow designs for everything from a s... more »imple baby blanket to a high-fashion ribbon-knit jacket that would cost a fortune at a luxury dress shop (you can make it for a song by following the clear directions in this book).
The editors of McCall's take nothing for granted. You learn exactly how much yarn, thread, or material to buy; what needles are ideal for your purpose; how to make every stitch (simple or complicated) come out *right*.
You are shown how to make things fit--how to block, finish, and press them so they look one hundred per cent professional. You learn how to change and adapt instructions; where to look for more designs; how to create your own.
From hairpin-lace place mats that will call forth oohs and ahs of admiration, to gloves and sweaters, from a little girl's smocked dress or an old-fashioned quilt to a glittering evening blouse, you'll find superb solutions to your wardrobe problems, gift problems, home-decoration problems.
A glance at the partial contents on the back of the jacket will give you just an inkling of the practical information that has been crammed into this book. Using it is like having an expert adviser at your side. Whether you are making monograms, or hooking a rug, or making one of the dozens of stunning gifts for men (sweaters, mufflers, jackets, belts, socks, ties), this book answers every conceivable question: how to plan ahead for minimum waste and maximum speed, what to buy, how to start, proceed, and finish. From the first stitch to the finished creation you are in expert hands.
"McCall's Treasury" is a fund of inspiration for the experienced user and a perfect way to introduce the younger generation to the rewards of needlecraft.« less