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There has been an amazing response to my article on B. Borssuck's Alphabet & Monogram books in Needlepoint Now magazine.
Almost all the orders I recieved were for both books.
I am completely sold out of 97 Alphabets for Needlepoint and can't find any more copies at any kind of reasonable price (as in under $80.00 my cost). This has happened to me before, I buy so many copies of a particular out-of-print book that I create the rarity and the prices skyrocket.
I do have a number of copies of the B's other book on this subject, Needlework Monograms Unlimited, Contemporary Styles. I had ordered equal numbers of both books but many of the copies of 97 Needlepoint Alphabets were cancelled by the sellers (most likely so they could be sold later at a much higher price). Some of the copies that did show up were unsalable, terrible foxing or broken spines etc.
So I am left with too many copies of Needlework Monograms: Unlimited Contemporary Styles. I have (seriously) lowered the price for them.
In the early 1980s B. Borssuck wrote several outstanding Needlework books. There are 2 Letters & numbers books, a wonderful Dog design book, one with borders, motifs etc & a Star Of David design book. Most of her designs are suitable for embroidery, cross-stitch or needlepoint.
The subtitle to Needlework Monograms is
Unlimited: Contemporary Styles
Which is unusual in itself. So many of these Monogram and Letter books focus on old or antique letters & forms.
The front cover of Needlework Monograms also says
"Choose from 13 alphabet styles that present an infinite variety of letter combinations & arrangements. Design impressive monograms to accent clothing and accessories".
I would add to that, to sign or embellish your needlework of create projects with text included in them.
Quoting and paraphrasing from the back cover
"The graphs in this book are suitable for all kinds of thread counting needlework but your designs can easily be changed for use in other hand embroidery & sewing machine techniques.
B. Borssuck books are always good and easy to use. This one is full of interesting monograms & letter treatments. These are not the usual ones you see everywhere.
As always from B. Borssuck, a wonderful stitchery book.
Published in 1982 by Arco publishing. This is a big glossy cover paper book with a plastic spiral binding. It has 168 pages. This book is becomming very rare, getting copies in good condition is getting more difficult (and expensive).
Needlework Monograms is in good condition. This kind of binding of a paper book often does not age well. Considering that, it really is in good condition. The covers have edge wear. The pages inside are slightly yellowed by age however the plastic spiral binding is very good, solid and holding well.
I have multiple copies of this book, you will receive the best condition copy that I have in stock, at the time of the order.