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An unusual book and one I had not heard of before I began searching for these books. It focuses on geometric needlepoint designs, mostly with just one or two colors, occasionally three colors. The designs use stitch and texture to create their effect and they sure do.
This book has been a consistant & steady seller for years now, here on NewNeedlepoint.com.
There are 20 designs in this book, not only are all the pictures in color but so are the graphs, which is wonderful. Mrs Edmonds, who I had not heard of before, is a self-taught needlepointer (like me and many of you) who came up with a "graphed system so simple it can be followed by even a novice". The book's dust jacket says she did this after being disappointed with a "printed needlepoint design she had bought". I think we all know that feeling.
After looking at her interesting designs and her graphs, I agree, these graphs can easily be stitched. They would allow a relative novice (not for an absolutle beginner, however) to work them or give a more advanced stitcher an interesting project.
This copy of Geometric Designs in Needlepoint is in very good condition. The inside pages are very good. The spine is tight. A former owner has written notes about who she lent it to etc on the inside of the front cover.
The dust jacket is good, I have taped some worn edges but it is not bad at all
This book is published by Van Norstrand Reinhold, who I am beginning to discover publishes quite a few of the nice books on these subjects, in 1976.