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There is a smiliar book that I have listed here for a long time, Your House In Needlepoint by Susan Higgenson. I had already heard of and read about this other book on that subject but had trouble getting a decent condition copy.
Finally, I have one and it is similar to Susan Higgenson's book and also very different.
Your House In Needlepoint is appropriate for a less experienced stitcher. perhaps not a beginner but someone who is not experienced (and know-it-all like we all get to be).
Quoting from the dust jacket flap:
"This enchanting new needlepoint book-with it's dozens of how-to diagrams, charts, drawings and 12 exquisite full-color portraits-teaches you how to portray your own house, true in every detail down to the very texture of the brick or stone or wooden siding, of wondows, doors, tile or shinglw roofs-even the trees and shrubs around it."
"The secret is in the stitches-and the authors teach you exactly how to choose the ones that best portray your architecture and facade."
The book teaches by showing you, step by step, how these effects are combined and used. There are general examples of a number of different styles of home to refer to.
Basically, you start with a photo of your house, the authors then advise you on supplies and colors: the how-to's of charting and transferring your design to canvas: stitches and special effects etc.
it's all here and clearly shown and explained.
This is a hard cover book published by Bobbs-Merrill in 1976. It has 142 pages.
Your House in Needlepoint is in good condition. The dust jacket is fairly ragged, I have taped it up to prevent further damage. The book inside is in Very Good condition. The spine is tight. A former owner has stamped her name on the inside front cover.