Sandy's Finishing Touches is subtitled "A Step-By-Step Guide To Finishing Needlework. I thought this might be a great book to have for sale here, since I know I know almost nothing about finishing off the needlepoint I stitch, beyond blocking it.
It seems to me there are less places to have good needlework finished then there used to be, as our LNS close, one by one. I used to have beautiful finishing done by a store near where I live, but the owners retired (go figure).
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This is a very rare, almost unknown book by Fannie Hillsmith. it takes some serious research to find good condition copies. Each time I replace this book it costs me more
As far as I can tell, this is her only book on Needlepoint. It was published in South Brunswick and New York by A.S. Barnes & Co. and in London by Thomas Yoseloff LTD in 1976.
The book appears to be a "soup-to-nuts" needlepoint reference. The first chapter is titled "What Is A Stitch? and goes for 56 chapters more ... More Info
There are so many things I love about this book. I love the unique idea, the forms and colors used and the author's name "Gigs". On the back over is her picture, she is a good looking blonde. I imagined "Gigs" would have been more unusual looking but you never know, do you?
This book was published by Charles Scribner's & sons in 1977. I think it may be unique in it's subject. It is not yet a hard to find book, but I think it is terrific.
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It is very difficult to get a salable copy for a reasonable price. Although this book was published in 1973 it is not dated at all, as current in design and instruction as any recent book.
The New York Times Book of Needlepoint is one of the classic and I think important basic Needlepoint books. This is the book I learned to do Needlepoint from. it is set up to be easy to use and easy to understand. This book was published by Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Co. on 1973.
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