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I am a fan of Yukiko Ogura's stitchery books. They are well translated to English and the instructions and pictures are excellent.
This book was available new until recently, it no longer is howevcer this copy, except for some slight storagerippling on the spine (from being stored standing upright which is the right way to keep books) it is in perfect condition.
First up, ignore the word *Embroidery* in the title (or not, if the idea interests you). Most of the techniques here will work for needlepoint and are easily adaptable.
The beads can be incorporated into your stitched canvas or be a wonderful addition stitched on top of or to highlight your design or stitching.
This book is suitable for beginners. I begins with About Beads. The it goes into, in some depth, tools and supplies.
Before you begin advice, then it goes into the kind of a stitches you can use. Each section is several pages and all the picture, drawings & diagrams are in full color.
Variations, which include Edgings, Fringe, Looped Fringe, Raised Stitches, Bead Flower Stitches, Sequin Flower Stitches and a catch-all Additional ideas.
I have never done Bead Stitching. In my long past youth I did some bead stringing and a little bead weaving but this is a new subject for me. In paging through this book I find the instructions and the (very) step-by-step pictures to be very instructive.
Bead Embroidery was published in Japan by Japan Publications Trading Co. LTD. It was translated by Connie Prener who did a great job, making there text easy to understand and follow.
It is a glossy cover paperbound book with heavy paper covers and pages. Bead Embroidery has 40 pages.
I looks like I forgot to take an inside page picture of this book. I will (if I can remember to). It is in Very Good condition.