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This book is rare even among rare books. It has taken me years to get a salable copy. The authors are both well-known needleqwork authors.
Marion Broome Pakul is also the author of Needlepoint Plaids, a book I sell out of over and over and New Ideas For Needlepointers which I have for sale here too.
Rhoda Ochser Goldberg is the author of The Dictionary of Needlepoint and Canvas Stitches which I used to list here until it got too expensive. She has also written a knitting and a crochet book.
A book by both of these ladies should be something.
Needlepoint Patterns for Signs and Sayings is just that. A very large book full of copy & traceable desings for , well, signs and sayings.
They range from the whimsical to the practical to the spiritual and family oriented.
An example "even the hard-working ant attends picnics"
or "DO IT TODAY Tomorrow It May Be Illegal".
Each design has it's own unique alphabet lettering and numbers,
Quoting from the back cover:
"Signs and sayings can be wise or witty, foolish or funny, moldy maxims or contemporary classics."
"All of them are extremely simple to stitch by just following the charts, remembering that every square represents a stitch. This stitch can be on needlepoint or rug canvas, or on cloth with cross-stitch or counted thread embroidery. By selecting your own yarn and thread colors you can create a beautiful personalized peice."
Again, I do not know of another book of this type, exactly. It is unique and rare.
Needlepoint Patterns For Signs and Sayings is a very large, glossy cover paperbound book. Published by Crown Publishers in 1977. It has 80 pages and 50 designs.
This book is in barely Good condition. It took me a long time to find one even this good. The covers and beat and bent at the corners. The pages inside are yellowed by age burt otherwise Good. The spine is OK, not perfect but no loose or dropping pages, not spine openings.
Again, it ia a Very Rare book.