These two needlepoint artists combine their different specialities and styles to create this book of original designs.Caroline Robins does intricate figurative and geometric designs. Christine Buttner specializes in strong graphics.This is not a fancy stitch book, all of the designs are stitched using tent or continental stitch with the emphasis on color, shape, and effect. These original designs are inspired by the natural world, ethnic influences, textile patterns, history and art. There a...
The full set of 5 books in the Designer's Guide to Color series published by Chronicle Books with introductions by James Stockton.The series has different authors. Book 1 & Book 2 do not list any authors. Book 3 is JeanneAllen, Book 4 & Book 4 are Ikuyoshi Shibukowa & Yumi Takahashi.Quoting from the last paragraph of the introduction to book 2: " This book is an invitation to look at color in new ways, to perceive color differently and moire accurately in experiment and to enjoy."Quoting f...
In researching, reading and looking at the titles pages and credits of all the Needlepoint Books I have been listing these last few weeks, several names have come to my attention over and over. One of them is Maggie Lane. She has been thanked, cited as a source, credited with creating stitch charts and cited as a source. There are just a few books out there actually by Maggie Lane however, they are outstanding needlepoint books. This continues to be a popular book. Despite the existence of se...
Subtitled: Inspirational Ideas & Techniques for Creating Original Designs. With a forward by Dame Joan Sutherland.This is not about the technical side of needlepoint or as this UK author calls it Canvas Embroidery (they all do).This book is about original design, rich color and varied textures. The author says his unusual and colorful designs are created with "his flair and intuition" That got my attention.Robert Capes talks about his beginning as a needlepointer. It was to reli...
Joen Wolfram is a name I recognize. She is also the creator of the very useful Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool that I have sold here for man years now.
There is a line of words printed at the top of the cover, I would not call it a subtitle but they dogive you an idera of the book
Quoting and very slightly paraphrasing from the back cover
"Using Nature as her guide, author Joen Wolfram unlocks the mysteries of color, relating color th...
Faber Birren is a well-known name in the field of Color Theory. He is the author of Color and Human Response and the recently out-of-print Principles of Color.
Principals of Color was a book I sold a number of copies of here before the discontinued it.
The subtitle for this book is:
A Treatise On The Color System of Johannes Itten Based on His book The Art Of Color. Edited and with a forward and evaluation by Faber Birren.
Quoting from the forward
"This present book, The Elements of...
The subtitle here is
A Comprehensive Guide To The Art of Using Color
Quoting from the back cover
"A comprehensive guide to matching color-in art, in the home, and in the garden-that looks at a wide range of techniques and materials.
Includes step-by-step projects that will build your confidence and a section on common mistakes and special techniques".
The book begins with shirt sections:
Properties of Color
What Is Color
Responses To Color
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