With Illustrations by Kurt Loftus. Left Handed Stitching is a very much overlooked subject in needlework. I know of only one other book on the subject, the New York Times Book of Needlepoint for Left Handers and it is so rare it is difficult to find. It is long out of print. This is a more concise book, aimed at Embroiders and useful to Cross-Stitchers. There are instructions for 45 stitches using 96 drawings. In the forward the author, Sally Cowan who is also the author of Left Handed Sewing...
I am a big fan of the Millner Craft Series of books published by Sally Milner in Australia. The subtitle to this books is:
A Complete Handbook.
I know that taking Needlepoint and Needleart classes has become very popular. Many of the authors of fine needlework books and some of today's great designer give wonderful classes.
This book is about how to teach crafts, it does not specify what kinds of crafts. (I dislike calling needlepoint a craft, to me it is Needleart but that is my own prej...
This is really just a small booklet, published or maybe I should say compiled amp; printed by The Embroiderers Guild of America's Southern California Chapter.
It is, as the title says, what you need to know. The capters include:
1) PURPOSE OF THE SHOW, WITH THE FOLLOWING SUBCHAPTERS:
Educational and Cultural, Fund Raising, Membership Drive, Sharing Shows, Historic or Subject Matter of Special Interest, Invitational Show, Art Gallery, Sale of Items.
Suggested Sources of Funds...
The subtitle for this interesting book is:
Definitive Guidelines For Fairs, Shows, Judges amp; Entrants.
I want to quote from the beginning of the first chapter of this book. It specifically mentions Hooked Needlework but what it says about standards and Judging is universal to all needlework (and many other crafts amp; arts, as well).
For many years, the judging of hooked work has been accomplished through a *by guess and a by gosh* method. While effort was made to find competant judges, a...
I did an article for Needlepoint Now magazine's July/August 2014 issue on The Needlework Doctor. At the time I had around 25 copies, laboriously collected over the previous months.
The demand for this book was overwhelming. I sold my whole stock in just a few days, I even sold my own copy. When I tried to find more copies of this rare and important book I found that the rare book market had noticed what I was doing. The price for copies of this book skyrocketed. We are talking hundreds to tho...