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I am a huge fan and admirer of the Batsford series of needlework books. This is a book I have never seen before. I knew it existed but I never thought to have one for sale here.
To quote from the back cover:
"This major reference work brings together all the main styles, techniques and terms of hand and machine embroidery. The entries, arranged alphabetically, include important and well-known techniques. Practical instructions are accompanied by clear line drawings of characteristic processes or stitches, and many entries have several photographs, to illustrate various aspects of embroidery style."
The backcover goes on to list the contents of this excellent book.
370 Entries Covering Every Majoe Embroidery Technique
Over 500 photographs and Practical Line Drawings
Detailed Bibliography and Selected Collections List
Origins of Samplers.
Of course, since the book was published in 1984 in the UK the collections list may not be too useful.
In looking through the book I notice that the there many, many pictures and drawings, illustrating the text. There is a section of full color pictures as well.
If you embroider or are interested in embroidery this is The Book you should have. The Batsford books are always the best, most complete and most accessible of all the stitchery books.
There is also much in this book of use to needlepointers or cross-stitchers. As I said, this is a rare book and I never expected to have a copy.
The is a glossy hard cover book publiushed by Batsford Ltd in London in 1984. There is not dust jacket and never was, as far as I know. The book has 240 pages.
The Batsford Encyclopedia of Embroidery Techniques is in Very Good condtion. The corners are slightly bent but otherwise it is like new.
I recently bought this collection of fine vintage and out-of-print needlework books from Carol Korman. There are many excellent books on this among the books she sent me. Some of these books are very rare and unique.
Carol was raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Her Husband travelled the world as a Civil Engineer, they lived in 6 countries over 22 years. She studied Needlepoint and Embroidery all over the world.
On retirement she took classes at the EGA (Embroidery Guild of America) and ANG (American Needlepoint Guild). She became certified as a Needlework Judge for both EGA and ANG.
Carol went on the become a Master EGA Needlework Judge.
In 2000 Carol Korman became ANG Western Area Representative, she was president on ANG from 2006 to 2008.
Carol and her husband live in Texas, at 80 she still stitches. Carol and I both hope that her books add to your pleasure as you pursue Needlepoint.