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...
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 Se...
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 p...
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