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The subtitle here is
A Comprehensive Guide To The Art of Using Color
Quoting from the back cover
"A comprehensive guide to matching color-in art, in the home, and in the garden-that looks at a wide range of techniques and materials.
Includes step-by-step projects that will build your confidence and a section on common mistakes and special techniques".
The book begins with shirt sections:
Properties of Color
What Is Color
Responses To Color
Then sctions in using Primary Colors, Secondary Colors, Warm and Cold, Light and Dark Colors, Harmoniuos and Complementary Colors and more. There is a section of Discordant and Vibrating Colors.
I read through or perhaps better said that I paged through the book. The first thing is that it is a small hard cover book with a metal spiral binding inside the hard covers. This is always good, it makes the book much easier to use as a reference book.
There is an emormous amount of information here, much to learn. There are many full color pictures. There is no specific reference to Needlework or stitchery but color, whereever it is used, is color.
Published in 2004 by Thunder Bay Press, The Color Matching Handbook is a small 6X8 inch book with 224 pages.
It is in Very Good condition. The covers and somewhat scuffed and worn but the book and pages inside are excellent.
I recently bought a number of fine vintage & out-of-print books from Carol Korman. Carol is, like me, very interested in Color & Color Theory. There are many excellent books on this among the books she sent me.
Carol was raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Her Husband travelled the world as a Civil Engineer, they lived in 6 countries over 22 years. She studied Needlepoint & Embroidery all over the world.
On retirement she took classes at the EGA (Embroidery Guild of America) and ANG (American Needlepoint Guild). She became certified as a Needlework Judge for both EGA & ANG.
Carol went on the become a Master EGA Needlework Judge.
In 2000 Carol Korman became ANG Western Area Representative, she was president on ANG from 2006 to 2008.
Carol and her husband live in Texas, at 80 she still stitches. Carol & I both hope that her books add to your pleasure as you pursue Needlepoint