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This is the English version of the book so there are a few differences. The cover is different from the second one. Other then that, it is the same book.
Anybody who has seem the marvelous movie, Miss Potter, knows that Beatrix was engaged to Mr Warnes before his early and tragic death. I think it is interesting that these books, all these years later are still being published under the direction of Frederick Warnes for the Penguin Group. This feels right to me, I like it.
This book is in excellent condition. There is no dust jacket with this one, as there wasn't with the first one that had this same cover. it is possible that only the special edition sold at Miss Potter's home, Hilltop, had the dust jacket as well as the different cover
As well as Beatrix Potter's well known paintings, used in her books, the author of this book had access to some of her little known work. Some it still unpublished.
As well as a writer of her lovely books, Beatrix Potter was a talented artist. Her paintings are well executed and gently humorous.
Each Needlepoint design in this book shows the design stitched and finished, the original drawing it was based on, an expanded, large full-color graph of the pattern and a color list, by number as well as directions.
The threads used for these projects varies, mostly the wools preferred by British designers but also some like Twilley Lystra Stranded Cotton etc. I found some Anchor Cottons too. I think it will be easy to adapt them to other threads and yarns.
In addition to these charming needlepoint designs there are 2 knitting projects in the book and an embroidery project, as well. There is an extensive section on techniques and stitches and well as all the relevant information needed. This book really is very well done, a class act.
The Beatrix Potter Needlepoint Book was published by Penguin Books in association with Fredrick Warne in London in 1990. This is a very lovely book.
The book is hardcover and in excellent condition, as you can see from my pictures.