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The first book in the excellent Desert Island Stitches Series by Carole Lake & Michael Boren, the authors of Painted Canvas Embellishment: An Idea Book and Twisty Stitches.
Desert Island Stitches: Volume 1 of their Take-Along Books For Painted Canvas Embellishment Series. This book is Ideas For Small Spaces.
This book is the first of thier Take Along Book Series, it is the perfect size for slipping into your needlepoint tote bag (or if you, like me, keep each project in it's own tote bag to keep them neat and most importantly, separate).
The inspiration for the name of this series came from a radio show on the BBC called Desert Island Discs. The idea being what music would you want if you were stuck on a Desert Island.
The authors wondered "which stitch books you would take if you were cast away on a desert island?"
Desert Island Stitches includes "Classic Stitches as well as many Variations and Innovations"
In the beginning chapter, How To Use This Book they write "This is not your usual stitch book. This is an idea book. Reach for this book when you don't know know what you want to put in a particular space."
The book has Diagonal Stitches, Oblique Stitches, Straight Stitches & Cross Stitches. Scattered throughout the book are Agean Bkue pages with hints, tips & advice.
This is a compact size glossy cover paperbound book with a metal spiral binding. It is self-published 2015 by StitchPlay Designs LLC in Austin, Texas
Desert Island Stitches has 78 pages. On the inside of the back cover the authors say that Desert Island Stitches, Volume 2 will be out in 2016. They do not say what it will cover. I look forward to it.