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I was not sure when I ordered this book what it would be. The british refer to Needlepoint as Canvaswork or Canvas Embroidery. Still, it is a Royal School of Needlework book so I knew it had to be something good.
As soon as I saw the cover I knew I had a great Needlepoint book. The cover picture is a nicely stitched NP windmill with an amazing Bargello stitch sky, shading from blue to light blue, through several shades.
To quote from the back cover "The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways".
This is basically a stitches book, but, as they say, to the highest standard. The book begins with a short history of canvas work (needlepoint).
Then it starts you at the start (yes, I liked writing that). With materials, canvas, needles, threads, other materials. How to frame, in detail, basic design, picking colors, starting & finishing a thread...you get the idea.
There is even a unique chapter on "Stitch Order".
Then there are 48 stitches. Each stitch is shown in full color. The stitch worked, the stitched graphed and the stitch used in a design.
An excellent stitch book, right up there with the best of them.
Canvaswork has a metal spiral binding inside a hard cover. It was published in Great Britain in 2013 by Search Press. It has 96 pages including a full index.