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The needlepoint design shown above is an adaptation of an early drawing by Picasso. it is highlighted by texture and I think it is wonderful.
This book is very hard to find in anything close to good condition. They all say "good condition" when you order them but what arrives is often awful.
I have finally managed to buy a good condition "good condition" copy of the New York Times Book of Needlepoint for Left Handers at a not-so-good higher price.
This is an amazing book. It is by Elaine Slater, the author of the excellent New York Times Book of Needlepoint (the book that pretty much taught me to needlepoint). It is a complete and comprehensive Needlepoint Book for Left-Handers.
A nice feature of this book (and the other, right hand one) is the graphs are all done in 3 or 4 colors. The 1 or 2 highlight colors used to show the stitches on the back and white graphs make them pop out. They are much easier to understand and follow.
The New York Times Book of Needlepoint for Left-Handers was published by Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Co. in 1974. It has 247 pages.
This copy is in Very Good condition. it is one of the few copies I have ever seen in as good condition and with it's dust jacket intact. The dust jacket is worn around the edges with a few small slits but I have taped it to prevent further damage. This book has become harder to find in the last few years.
The book inside is very good, the pages only slightly yellowed by age.