This is the third book in Sandy Arthur's very popular The Shapes of Needlepoint series. The subject of this book is Corners, Hexagons, Ovals, Parallelograms.
I am very excited about the contents her new book. I know I need a lot of help with my corners (you should see, truly pitiful). Hexagons & Ovals are wonderful shapes and I admit to not being sure what a parallelogram is.
I just got the book so I have not had time to look it over much, borrowing liberally from the ANG Needlepointers Magazine review (and giving them full credit) The following is from their review:
"As before, the book has 2 tables of contents, the first by shape, the second by thread count. Somewhat different from her previous books, Sandy uses combinations of different stitches more often to create the shapes. This addition provides a path for the less experienced needleworker to explore different stitch combinations to achieve interest and variety in their work."
Sounds great so far. Quoting more:
"The first chapter covers corner treatments, which includes 49 different stitches. Tent, Buttonhole, Crescent, Rhodes, Eyelet and fly are just a few."
"The second second section presents Hexagonal stitches, with a hefty 49 different varieties." "Following closely closely on sheer number of different stitches are the Oval stitches. The Oval is closely related to the Hexagonal and shares many of the same stitches, although with slightly different appearance."
"The final section, Parallelograms, includes 21 stitches."
"Over 200 stitches are included in this third book on shapes. The stitch diagrams are large and easy to read, and the book is spiral bound so it lays flat. Sandy and her readers are clearly having fun with her shape series."
Again, borrowed & edited for length only, from the ANG's Needlepointers Magazie. What more can I tell you.
I know what a Parallelogram is now.
A large glossy covered new book with heavy plastic laminate protecting the cover and a spiral binding. Self-published by Duo Designs Inc in 2012 with 138 pages.