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.
I know many people have the idea that ... More Info
This excellent book of needlepoint stitches is mentioned in the September/October issue of Needlepoint Now. I have just received my order of new copies of this book, so I am all set to sell & ship this book with no delay.
Father B is The Rev. Robert E. Blackburn. This wonderful little book began life as an assemblage of stitches developed by the ANG, the American Needlepoint Guild as the Stitch of the Month.
The first edition, published in 1982 had less than 100 stitches. They ... More Info
Florentine Embroidery is subtitled The Complete Guide to Working Florentine Stitches, From Choosing The Right Canvas To Blocking The Finished Embroidery with 50 Patterns to Stitch. (ok, I paraphrased a little)
The instruction is clear & comprehensive. Some of the motifs shown are similar to the ones most all these books have but a few are unique.
I used this book to help teach myself Bargello Needlepoint and I found it a *good teacher*.
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