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This is Volume Two in the excellent Desert Island Stitches Series of books. The subject for this one is
Ideas For Creative Borders.
This, of course, appeals to me since I have been advocating more use of borders in our needlepoint designs.
Quoting from the Introduction:
"A Border is defined as *a band or pattern around the edge of something, especially for decoration*. "
"A border can be a simple stripe or an elaborate edging. Think of it as ornamentation, embellishment, trim or detailing to enhance your design."
"We often think of borders as the stitches that surround ash entire design, but of course there can be a partial borders, or even borders within a design."
"Borders are an important part of the overall impact of your needlework piece. The stitched artwork is framed by a border, which forces the eye of the viewer to the central subject. Borders focus attention. They enhance a design by giving it a sense of proportion and personalization."
This is how I too feel about borders and I am glad to see that the second volume in their new series of Stitch Books is on this subject.
Ideas For Creative Borders includes Continuous Borders, Mitered Corners, Center Miters, Long Cabin Borders, Corner Motif Borders, and Center Motif Borders.
Each border possibility is well graphed in an easy to understand and follow way with complete directions. Each section begins with a stand-out pink page making them easy to find.
There are many different types of borders and variations, more then I though possible in this smaller, easy to carry book.
Desert Island Stitches Volume Two is a glossy cover paper bound book with a metal spiral binding. The book is much easier to use with the lay flat pages. It has 80 pages.
Self-Published and Copyrighted in 2016, this copy is from the first printing.