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These two needlepoint artists combine their different specialities and styles to create this book of original designs.
Caroline Robins does intricate figurative and geometric designs. Christine Buttner specializes in strong graphics.
This is not a fancy stitch book, all of the designs are stitched using tent or continental stitch with the emphasis on color, shape, and effect.
These original designs are inspired by the natural world, ethnic influences, textile patterns, history and art. There are 22 projects including cushions, pictures, clothing, accessories, and gifts. The book begins with discussions of the influences and ends with a section on the techniques used.
Each project has a color coded chart. Although the colors are given, it would be easy to use your own choice of color. The directions use both centimeters and inches.
One unusual project that I have not seen before in a needlepoint book is designs and directions for covered, stitched buttons. There are 6 different button designs.
I was confused when I first saw this book. The publisher Mitchell Beazley, has his name front and center above the title with the author's names in small letters below but soon enough I figured it out.
Published in 1994 in Great Britain this is a a 9 X 11 inch hard cover book with 143 pages.
Contemporary Needlepoint is in Very Good, almost new condition. The onlysign that it is niot a new book are the very lightly worn edges of the dust jacket.