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This is the second book I ever sold on NewNeedlepoint.com. I have no idea why it took me so long to re-order it.
Texture and Color in Needlepoint is a handsome book, full of pictures and drawings. It is not a surprise that many of both the pictures and the drawings are in color. It was published in 1975 by Harper and Row in NewYork and in Canada at the same time by Fitzhenry and Whiteside LTD.
The author studied painting at the Art Students League and at Sarah Lawrence where she majored in painting. She has always been a needleworker and since 1969 she has been a professional Needlepoint designer.
This is a large book, for intermediate and advanced needlepointers. The book has unusual and artistic needlepoint designs, it takes needlepoint into the "art world" (not my words, I am paraphrasing the dust jacket ).
This book contains step-by step directions for the designs, beginning with a full color picture. Each design has clear supporting illustrations which show how you canvas should appear after each step.
Obviously, the viewpoint here is adding texture to needlepoint. This is done in a variety of ways using decorative stitches (which were rare back then) and off the beaten track thread choices (also not well known then). The designs and the colors shown in this book from 1975 do not appear to be terribly dated, even now.
There is a bibliography and an index but I would not travel a long way to visit any of the Needlepoint Shops on her list (yes, that is me being funny).
The book is in very good condition. The pages are very slightly yellowed with age and the dust jacket is a little "frayed" at the edges but these are minor. There is a small date written on the inside front cover.