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I did not know that dede Ogden had published these new books. The one I have is Series 2. If anyoine is interested in the firsat book ion this series, I will try to find it. I am sure it is out there.
The actual title of the books is That's Not Needlepoint (It's Inspired Art Created With Your Needle). Shadow Stitches Accelerated.
I am surprised I had not encountered this series of books before because that is exactly what I thin needlepoint it too. Art Created With A Needle.
Years ago when I was still willing to argue about this kind of thing I used to constantly correct people who called needlepoint a *craft*. I always insisted it was art. Painting with a needle.
Once again, I digress.
Quoting from the introduction to this book: "Shadow Stitching was developed to let the painted canvas show through the stitching and become part of the shaded web of stitches."
The book begins with 59 Plates or graphs of open-work stitches. Then there are General Directions.
The next section is full color photos of each design followed by a Thread list, using currently avaialble threads. Then the Key Code or color placement directions, then the Stitch Guide in a different format then I have seen before but like very much. It even lists on which Plate each stitch called for can be found. There are also some tips for a border.
This same sequence is for 3 larger designs and 2 small ones. This is followed by a section of more Plates or stitches graphed included some basic stitches.
The final design is for big Strawberry Ornaments for a tree. The end is a short section on Finishing.
If for nothing else, the Stitch Guide format here is terrific. The designs are fun rather then challenging. A very interesting book.
That's Not Needlepoint Series 2 is a paperbound book with a clear plastic cover and a metal spiral binding. It is copyrighted 2013 by dede Ogden. There is no publishing information, I assume it is self-published. The pages are not numbered, there seem to be alot of them and I do not want to sit and count them.