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Helen Fairfield has written a book in which all the main types of embroidery which are worked with counted thread are covered.
In her years as a teacher, she could not find a book which had comprehensive coverage of them all, so she wrote it.
From the back cover: "leading the reader in a natural progression from the most straightfoward to more elaborate techniques."
After a brief introduction the chapters cover each of the many forms of counted thread stitchery: Holbein and Assisi Work, Blackwork, Canvas Work (needlepoint), Withdrawn Thread Work including Hemstitchinbg, Drawn Fabric Embroidery (pulled work), Drawn Ground Work including Russian Drawn Ground, Scilian Drawn Thread Work, Castelguidi and Hedebo, Cutwork on Evenweave including Hardanger and Italian Cutwork.
Indeed, a comprehensive overview and instruction in each of these forms of Counted Thread Work. This is a valuable reference book for any stitcher who works with counted thread.
A new, glossy cover paperbound book published by St Martin's Pressin New York in 1987. This is the first US edition. Counted Thread Embroidery was originally published by Batsford in the UK. It has 143 pages.