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I think these books by June McKnight are terrific. She is a great Needlepoint Teacher and her books explain & show you exactly what she intends to, no muss, no fuss.
Still, I have to take exception to her title "The Best Bargello Book". It is, indeed a very good, even a excellent Bargello Book, but the best?
All my carping aside. This is larger then the usual June McKnight books but in the same basic format.
She begins at the beginning, with the canvas, goes to threads, the first stitch. She explains the names and tries to clear up the confusion, there is a "brief historical glance".
Then a chapter of what she calls "Easy Tracking Row Patterns" Each stitch has 2 facing pages. The full color and large sample of the stitch is done in multiple colors so you can easily see what exactly she is doing. There is also a very god graph. The chapter has 19 stitches.
BTW, her names are different from the traditional names, they are very witty.
Then she has a chapter on Medallion Stitches. Again, very well done, stitched and charted. Medallion stitches can sometimes be a bit confusing, she makes them clear and easy. There are 11 of these stitches.
Her final chapter is Advanced Variations. Same quality stitching & graphs for these harder stitches. There are 9 of them.
The Best Bargello Book is a brand new book, it measures 9 X 6.5 inches, it is larger then her standard books. It has a metal spiral binding and is paperbound. The covers are protected front & back by clear plastic overcovers.
Self-published by June McKNight with a copyright date of 2008. The book has 89 pages plus an index.