This is a very interesting book, it is a book subject and approach I have not seen before. Everybody always seems concerned with the "main event" in any piece of needlepoint. The main design or motif or whatever. So little thought is every given to backgrounds.
In fact, most of today's most admired and creative needlepoint designers ignore the whole subject of backgrounds. It is left up to the individual stitchers to chose a background and often the colors as well.
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new canvaswork (yes, the title does not have caps on purpose) was published in 2007 in England. There is a wealth of needlepoint techniques, stitches and innovative ideas here. The book is subtitled 'creative techniques in needlepoint".
There is some absolutely incredible stitching here. All the pictures are full color, bright and beautiful.
the chapters are:
Background Surfaces (or treatments)
colour, design & stitch,
Couching on a canvas background
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This handy little book is another in June McKnigh's series of Needlepoint and Bargello Needlepoint book. The books are small with big spiral bindings. They are the perfect size to carry in your needlepoint tote bag and I love spiral bounds books, they lay flat when open.
The subtitle for this book is "The Ten Commandments of Background Stitching" "Rules to help in the selection of the perfect background".
I think that pretty much says it all.
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Finally, June McKNight has re-designed the cover of this excellent book. It was almost impossible to read, white on yellow and drove me (and others) crazy (not too long a trip for me).
The new deign is very good, readable and striking. Thanks June.
Another of June McKnight's wonderful spiral bound needlepoint stitch books. This book focuses on stitches she considers "Architectural" . it is difficult for me to describe what she means by this. There are so many stitches here.
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