Despite the existence of several newly published books on finishing, this classic book, Finishing and Mounting Your Needlepoint Pieces, remains a popular and requested book.
Although this book's focus is finishing and mounting finshed needlepoint projects, it also has 40 original needlepoint designs. Covered are blocking, lining, mitering corners etc. There is complete information on how to make trims of braid, cord. fringes and tassels. The book has many pictures illustrating these technique...
I have listed these books separately, as well, so when on one (or any) of them sells by itself I will have to remove the listing for the whole group.
These are volumes
3405: An Encyclopedia of Ribbon Embroidery Flowers
3408: An Encyclopedia of Ribbon Embroidery Birds, Butterflies & Blossoms
3409: An Enchclopedia of Ribbon Embroideru Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs
3410: An Encyclopedia of Ribbon Embroidery Holiday Designs
3412: Encyclopedia of Ribbon Embroidery Borders
They were published betw...
I have sold these books separately for years now. It never occured to me that they would make an excellent set of books until I saw them being offered that way on the rare book market.
Included in this set:
Guide to Upright Stitches
Guide to Slanted Stitches
Guide to Combination Stitches
Guide to looped and Knotted Stitches.
These are often considered, except for the Looped and Knotted Stitches, as just Bargello Stitches but they have many other uses in needlepoint and needlework.
I did an article for Needlepoint Now magazine's July/August 2014 issue on The Needlework Doctor. At the time I had around 25 copies, laboriously collected over the previous months.
The demand for this book was overwhelming. I sold my whole stock in just a few days, I even sold my own copy. When I tried to find more copies of this rare and important book I found that "the rare book market" had noticed what I was doing. The price for copies of this book skyrocketed. We are talking hundreds to...
Another of the excellent Milner Craft Series books from Australia. Given all the current interest in textured stitches, silk ribbon stitching and raised stitches (stump work), I thought this would be a good book to add to my collection of out-of-print books.
Indeed, this has proven to be a poular book. Leading, once again, to it's increasing rarity. To keep stock in this book I am having to buy it, used, from the UK.
There are no currently in-print books on these stitches, as far as I know...
This has become, in the years I have been selling rare/used books here, a Very Rare book. It is unusual for more reasons than it's rarity, however. This is a 8 X 10 inch stiff paper bound book originally from Charles Scribner's & Sons, it was published in 1978. I can't see that the date matters much, nothing really changes about stitching letters & numbers on canvas, not really. Plus this book one of the few Monogram and Letters Books I know of that has numbers too (one of them just has 1 se...
Davie Hyman's book The Diagonal Basketweave is very rare and very expensive, becomming more so each time I find a copy, if I can find a copy. Mostly I can't.
Annother very good book on the basketweave needlepoint stitch is Jane D. Zimmerman's Proficiency With Basketweave. It is not as well know as Davie Hyman's book but I think it is a good alternative.
Jane D. Zimmerman is a needlepoint author with a fine collection of books but she is not as well known as other authors. I suspect par...
This book was recommended to me by Jane, the master stitcher and all around great lady of The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure Blog. She told me this book was worth looking at and I agree. It features 125 stitch diagrams of Couched or Laid Fillings. This book is extremely rare and very expensive. Very. I am selling it at a smaller then normal mark-up. I don't want to upset anyone with a scary price.
To quote from Jean Taggert on the back cover " I assembled this collection of diagrams to...
The subtitle to this interesting looking book is *A Creative Approach to Canvas Embroidery* The Liberated Canvas was published in Cape Town, South Africa so, of course, Canvas Embroidery means Needlepoint. This is a rare book, it is so rare I doubt many people even know of it. I was drawn by the title, so I ordered it...knowing nothing about it, as usual.
very hard to find, very rare and very expensive. I dislike this as much as you do. It was also expensive, sorry. After looking through...
This wonderful book has been discontiued. I know it is silly but I am upset. This is an amazing book and of course, the moment some books get discontinued, the price goes wild.
I know the price of this book is high. I price these rare books based on what it costs me to buy them for re-sale. I'm not sure how to say this, I am not making a huge profit here. This book has become very hard to find, very rare and very expensive. I dislike this as much as you do.
Father B is The Rev. Robe...
I have noticed a trend in needlepoint, many of the current designs feature people, faces and bodies. While there have always been some designs like this, they do seem to becoming more popular.
I have looked and looked. As far as I can tell there are only 2 needlework books that deal with people. One is a current book by Jan Messant, Embroidered Portraits.
The other is this book, Faces and Figures in Embroidery by Valerie Harding. Both books specify Embroidery in their titles and instru...
Hope Hanley is, of course, a very well-known name in Needlework and Needlepoint books. I have been searching for a copy of this book for a long time now.
I would order it, only to be told it was no longer available or what would arrive was so badly foxed that I would immediatly quarantine it (not kidding, foxing is a contagious virus that books and paper gets when it is improperly stored).
Finally, a copy, not only good condition but Very Good condition, it does not have a dust jacket...