Following the amazing success of Sandy Arthur's first Shapes of Needlepoint Part 1 (or Series 1, as I should have been calling it) is Part 2 (series 2).
This book covers Diamonds, Hearts, Octagons & Stars. This book has just been released and I have copies of it in stock.
I am cribbing this review from Elizabeth's Bookshelf in the latest issue of Needlepoint Now (with apologies and compliments to Elizabeth Bozievich, it is an excellent review). One thing I have to mention before I start. The price for the new, Series 2, is $44.95, not the $39.95 stated on both the Needlepoint Now & the Needlepointer's reviews. They based that number of the Series 1 edition.
Ok...I am paraphrasing here. Both Series 1 and Series 2 of The Shpaes of Needlepoint categorize stitches by the shape and thread count needed to fit areas of your counted thread projects.
With 116 pages and 190 easy-to-read large diagrams. Diamonds-Hearts-Octagons & Stars will be a useful resource for the stitcher. shop owner, teacher and stitch guide author.
The book is indexed by both shape and thread count, making it easy to find the stitch you need quickly........The section on hearts called Hearts a Beatin' lists hearts from a 4X5 herringbone heart to a 20 X24 crescent heart. I was impressed with the 51 different charts for heart motifs.
In the Stars are Shining section there are 33 different charts......Sandra takes the guesswork out creating 4,5,6,8 & 12 point stars with some innovative stitches.......
It was also reviewed in the current issue of Needlepointer's Magazine from the ANG.