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A brand new completely updated and revised replacement for the RSN Book of Embroidery Techniques. This is a major addition of Needlework Knowledge, an extraordinary book.
I know this is not strictly a needlepoint book but there are so many interesting techniques from this book that can be easily used and adapted to needlepoint. The RSN Book of Embroidery now includes Crewelwork, Blackwork, Whitework, Silk Shading, Stumpwork, Bead Embroidery, Canvaswork, and Goldwork. It does not replace the Royal School of Needlework Essential Stitch Guides.
This is a Search Press publication, it does not list author's name but I see that many of the chapter's are attributed to the familiar authors of the RSN Essential Stitch Guides.
The Royal School of Needlework was founded in 1872 by Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, Queen Victoria's third daughter.
The school was intended to preserve the art of hand embroidery in the face of the beginning machine age and to teach young woman a valuable trade.
The school's patrons soon included members of the William Morris/Arts and Crafts Design Movement. This book is intended to pass on the Royal School's methods for working a variety of stitches.
There is so much here. The book is suitable for beginners, it begins at the beginning, if you know what I mean. Tools, stitches and so much more. The is a section on stitching complex shapes, metal and gold thread work. Each type of stitching has what they call a Stitch Finder (such as Stumpwork Stitch Finder) to help you find the best stitch for, well, almost anything.
The book is full of pictures, most of them in full color. Almost everything discussed is illustrated, making the techniques easier to understand and follow. Who knows, you might even come to enjoy Embroidery as well as needlepoint.
This is a big new hard cover book with a glossy cover. It has 400 pages. It does not come with a dust jacket. First published by Search Press in 2018 in Tunbridge Wells, UK. I did not see the RSN Book of Embroidery until this year.