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This is a handsome book, it's subtitle is:
20 Projects Adapted From Objects in the American Folk Art Museum. it would be a fine gift for any stitcher.
Quoting from the back cover
"Folk Art Needlepoint presents 20 projects based on objects from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum, New York, made available as patterns for the first time. Drawing inspiration from unexpected places, Ruth Peltason shares patterns for an array of Needlepoint projects that capture the essence of American Folk Art."
It is typical back cover text but the important thing is to note that these designs have never before been available.
Folk Art Needlepoint is not a beginner's book. There is not basic instruction of gallery of stitches.
The book goes right into the projects, which are well chosen. The book is full of full color pictures.
You are given a brief history of the source of the needlepoint for each project. A materials list, a stitches used (and where) list, possible variations and finishing instructions and suggestions.
Each design is graphed out, again in color with a color use key.
A very fine book, very well done. These are wonderful designs, there are many here I like very much. IN fact a copy of this book might find it's way into my bookshelves.
There is not better recommendation than that.
Folk Art Needlepoint is a hard cover book published by Potter Craft , a division of Crown Publishing Group at Random House in 2008. It has 141 pages as well as a list of sources and a yarn conversion chart. There are 2 pages in the back of the book about how to work from a chart, as well.