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New Ideas For Needlepointers is subtitled:
All-Over Initial, Alphabets, New and Old Houndtooth Patterns, Birth-Date Needlepoint.
It is sort of, kind of a companion book to Needlepoint Plaids, Marion Broome Pakula's other needlepoint book. Needlepoint Plaids remains a popular book, despite it's being out-of-print for so long now.
I think both Needlepoint Plaids and New Ideas For Needlepointers are unique books. I know of no other books, old or new, that cover Needlepoint Plaids and some of the ideas in this book as well.
Quoting from the back cover
"When Marion Broome Pakula's Needlepoint Plaids was published it caused a sensation in needlepoint circles with it's innovative ideas on using numerically based plaids in needlework."
" Now, in New Ideas For Needlepointers, Ms. Pakula continuyes her ground breaking tradition with a host of fascinating Techniques for those who want to transcend the ordinary and the expected."
' From unusual alphabets to eye-catching Houndstooth patterns, every technique that can contribute to the creation of a personalized needlepoint *look* is included".
Whew, Don't blame me, I didn't write all that, I only quoted it.
In paging through this book, I see that there are a number of different needlepoint plaid designs and some very interesting alphabets as well as numbers to stitch (number patterns for stitching are hard to find, I know of very few books that include them).
Published by Crown Publishingin 1976. New Ideas For Needlepoint is a glossy paperbound book with 95 pages.
It is in very good condition. The covers are very good with minimal edge wear. The pages inside are also very good. They are somewhat darkened by age with slightly yellow edges. That is normal for a paperbound book this age. The spine is not perfect but there are no loose or falling pages.