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I think borders are important to a *completed* needlepoint project. I know they do not seem to be in favor with designers right now but I maintain that a good border adds to a great design.
The other issue here is corners. As someone who admits to being *corner challenged* I am always interested in books like this. I don't know of any contemporary book still in print that addresses this but fortunately there is this classic book (and one other by Sandra Urban, Chartered Borders, Bands and Corners which I just happen to have for sale here as well).
To quote (and paraphrase) from the inside dust jacket sleeve
"Many needlepoint pieces can be given an elegant finishing touch with a border or *frame* coordinated with the main design. Not only pictures and hangings but pillows, rugs, book covers, trays, bags and other things can be successfully enhanced by an appropriate border".
"This book explains the principles of designing borders and gives suggestions and directions for a number of suitable stitches."
The book is indeed filled with border designs and charts to stitch by. The is a section on stitches and 17 pages of full color pictures of completed designs highlighting borders and border stitches.
Corners are included with specific charts and directions for them. This book would be an interesting addition to a stitcher's library of possibilities.
This is a hard cover book published byCharles Scribner's Sons in 1977. It has 107 pages.
Creative Needlepoint Borders is in good condition.The dust jacket shows some edge wear and discoloration. The pages inside are good, they are somewhat yellowed by age but other wise good. The spine is tight.