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Painted Canvas Embellishment: An Idea Book by Carole Lake & Michael Boren
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This excellent new book is in stock for immediate delivery.

I have had a chance to look through the book, I think this is a very useful book.

It begins with instructions on how to use the book, then a glossary of terms (I too am sometimes confused by terms used. How many of us know the difference between Filament silk & Chinese silk thread? Not me)

Then there is a large section describing, in detail, each kind of thread (would you know what "Pepper Pot Silk* or "Treenway Serenity" was?, not me)

Then the stitches section. There are a lot of stitches, some new to me (Jo-Jo Stitch?) as well as specific stitches for boots or belts, rugs, floors, small spaces, large spaces etc.

A complete index. The only thing I should mention is that the text & all the diagrams are in black & white. I did find the stitch graphs easy to read & understand.

Below is a quote Jane got from Sally at Rainbow Gallery, they are wholesaling the book

" "I have the #1 book right from the printer out of the box yesterday, and read it last night. It is an excellent book giving ideas and encouraging new stitchers to make that first painted canvas purchase. Tons of info on threads of all types plus stitches categorized by which area they would best be suited for your canvas. Just a personal note about this book, I love the way Carole and Michael have written this, not too wordy--not too technical, you can see that they have a passion about this, and for the average garden variety stitcher it will be a fantastic tool."

That about says it all, for now.
Gingher 4 Inch Chrome Needlework Scissors
There are many brands of scissors out there for use by embroiderers, needlepoiters etc. In keeping with my intention to only sell needlepoint products that I use myself, I am listing these scissors. My husband appropriated my first pair to use for something or other. I was mad. Then it occurred to me to buy some to sell here and keep one pair for myself. These scissors are the perfect needlepoint scissors. Of course, they cut thread ends easily but they have also proved themselves ... More Info
Price: $30.00
Beth Russell's Traditional Needlepoint
This Beth Russell book has been a a rare and hard-to-find book. It has recently re-printed by David & Charles Publishing. I think it is a great idea. The book is the same as the original content. It has been re-issued as a very classy, classy cover paperbound book, done on nice heavy paper. Beth Russell's books are always lovely, very well done with all color pictures and graphs. There is a extensive introduction with a very beautifully staged picture of Ms. Russell working. Then ... More Info
Price: $19.95
Christmas Bargello Medallions by June McKnight
The subtitle to this book is "And Twinkling Backgrounds". Another of Ms McKnight's wonderful book on Needlepoint & Bargello Needlepoint. According to the author, the idea for these Bargello Medallion Christmas Ornaments came from a customer who wanted to stitch each of her friends a Christmas Tree Ornament. This was the spark. Each ornament design uses 2 pages. One one side is a full color picture of the finished ornament, the other facing page has the chart. As always the charts are ... More Info
Price: $36.00
Historic Alphabets & Initials Woodcut & Ornamental edited by Carol Belanger Grafton has long carried another of the Alphabet & Monogram books edited by Carol Belanger Grafton. I currently have one copy of her book Decorative Alphabets in the Rare/Used Misc. Needlework Books category. I did not know there had been a re-print of this book originally published in 1977 (or re-prints of books.. I am still looking) Carol Belanger Grafton is an excellent editor. She choses very well what to include in her books. This book covers 10 centuries of ... More Info
Price: $14.95