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Before you head off to look at a Needlepoint Book, thinking this is an embroidery book, let me remind you that in the UK (and other such places) Needlepoint is called Canvas Embroidery.
This is another excellent book from the Batsford series of stitchery books. Published in the UK, this is one I had not heard of before but I think I have discovered another great Needlepoint Book.
Quoting the dust jacket:
"This guide to canvas work patterns provides a framework within which the stitcher can construct his or her own designs. Colour, design, methods, equipment and the uses to which canvas embroidery can be applied are explained in the introduction."
It goes on to say
"Diana Jones then discusses geometric patterns, three-dimensional patterns, borders, flower patterns, lettering, stitches, stretching and finishing."
In paging through this book I see some patterns that I have not seen before. Each is "named" such as Rooftop or Leopard's Spots and clearly shown in both a photograph and a chart for each stitch's sequence.
Patterns for Canvas Embroidery has 11 color photographs, 55 black & white photos and 131 line illustrations, which is common for a book first published in 1977. Colour printing has changed a lot since then, in cost and ease of use if nothing else.
All the B&W photographs and drawings use gray-scale to show you exactly what is being done. There is also text describing each stitch.
Considering when this was published, the designs and patterns in this book are quite modern looking.
This book is , I think, going to become one of my favorites. As with most of the Batsford books, I am impressed.
Patterns For Canvas Embroidery is a hard cover book published by Batsford Ltd in 1977. It has 94 pages.
Patterns for Canvas Embroidery is in Very Good condition, considering it's age or not. It is a former library from Southampton, England. The english seem to treat thier library books better then we do here is the US. The book, the dust jacket and the pages are all very good.