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There are so many really fine accessories or gift that can be done in needlepoint, they are often over looked in a world of pillows, panels & rugs.
The subtitle for this book is: A Complete How-To Workbook for Making Quick Needlepoint Gifts.
After looking through this book, I would love to have some of the *gifts* here
Quoting from the back of the dust jacket:
" In this delightful and useful book, Meredith Gladstone provides exact instructions and full size patterns to trace directly unto canvas for all the colorful needlepoint gifts shown plus 13 alphabets and innumerable ideas for variations on the original designs."
The instructions in Small Needlepoint Treasures are very clear & complete, a beginner could use this book and it might be exactly the thing for them. Many beginners take on too much for their first projects. There is also much to like here for more experienced stitchers.
The smaller size of these items to stitch would be an advantage. I love the idea of giving hand made, special gifts. This is a way to do it without committing all your time.
The book begins with Materials, Tools, Stitches & Techniques. It really does start at the very beginning with explaining the differences in canvas.
The following chapters: Setting Up Your Design, The Projects, The Alphabets & a complete Index.
The projects are very appealing but I want to specially mention the Alphabets, many of them are extraordinary.The only down side is there are no color pictures in the book. Each of the projects is shown, stitched & finished in full color on the back cover.
I recommend this book.
Small Needlepoint Treasures is a coffee table size hard cover book. Published by William Morrow & Co in 1979 It has 128 pages and photographs by Gary Gladstone (husband?)
It is in Good condition. It was sold to me, sight unseen as always, described as Very Good. It is not bad but...It is a former library books and it is worn. The library stuff is still inside the front cover. Once you get past the messy dust jacket the book inside is better than just good, if not quite very good. The pages are slightly yellowed by age.
A new current picture is coming, sorry to be lax about it but it IS garden season and I am "distracted".