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.
This is, as I have noted, a small ... More Info
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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A terrific book by June McKnight. In it she discusses the many types of unusual or over-dyed threads and yarns and how best to use each kind.
This small handy book contains full color graphs of 94 of stitches, stitched with these kinds of threads, so you will see exactly what you result will be. There are 3 pages with links to some of the speciality thread web sites.
One section covers satin stitches, another is upright stitches. A number of the stitches shown here are new to me (but ... More Info