This Beth Russell book has been a a rare and hard-to-find book.
This is her classic book, Traditional Needlepoint: This copy is the original volume published by Reader's Digest Press in 1992.
There has been a recent re-issue by David & Charles Press but I am not sure how or if it differs from the book as it was originally published.
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 ... More Info
The moment I saw Patt' Scrap Thread design I know I wanted to call it 15 Dogs 15 Colors. This is a slightly smaller Scrap Thread canvas than usual. The design area measures 7 X 7 inches. The entire canvas is 12 X 12 inches. it is 16 mesh, which has become my favorite mesh size. Not too small, not too big.
Patt is a wonderful, creative stitcher. This canvas comes with her Stitch Guide.
You can use whatever gorgeous threads & colors you have in your stash for this design or follow ... More Info
This is Ruth Dilts newest book, Needlepoint 202, a continuation of her Painted Canvas series. This books also credits Joan Lohr who created the graphs.
The cover says this book is "A Guide To 12 Different Techniques with Illustrations for Embellishment of The painted Canvas." and this cover is yellow sparkly instead of flat blue the Needlepoint 101. (useless to know but still...)
Quoting from Ms Dilts introduction: "The intent of this book is to tempt you, the stitcher, to try new ... More Info
These are wonderful cats. The Needlepoint Designs are by Jill Leman from paintings by Martin Leman, her father. Jill Leman is an extraordinary needlepointed.
This is a very nice book with just wonderful cats to stitch.
There is a close up of one of the stitched cats on the title page. The stitching is Tent Stitch and Basketweave Stitch (which still have their places in the needlepoint world, it is not all decorative stitches...yet).
Her stitching is perfect, her tension is ... More Info