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).
The new store I ... More Info
This wonderful book is both hard-to-find and rare. Each time I look for it, the price has gone up (and up)
Dorothy Kaestner's Bargello Antics features 4 Way Bargello, and Mrs. Kaestner knows her stuff.
Her designs are wonderful, her color use terrific. Every design is shown in full color in the color picture section of the book, taken by George F. Kaestner, who I assume is her husband.
Bargello Antics is mostly about 4-way Bargello. 4 Way Bargello can be difficult to do (I have not ... More Info
If you have read many of the used book listings here you know I taught myself Needlepoint & Bargello Needlepoint from books. This is the #1 book that taught me to stitch, and stitch correctly, Bargello Needlepoint.
This book has recently come down in price, some. I am glad to be able to pass these lesser price on to you.
Margaret Boyles is a Master Teacher, her directions are concise and clear. her graphs are in full color and good size you don't have to peer at them with a magnifying ... More Info
Finally back in stock, despite the existence of several newly published books on finishing, this classic book, Finishing and Mounting Your Needlepoint Pieces, remains a popular & asked for book.
Recently the price for this book has come down a little. I am pleased to pass on the lower price to my customers.
Although this book's focus is finishing and mounting finshed needlepoint projects, it also has 40 original needlepoint designs.
Covered are blocking, lining, mitering corners etc. ... More Info