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A New Look at NEEDLEPOINT - Complete Guide

A New Look at NEEDLEPOINT - Complete Guide

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This is "A New Look at Needlepoint: The Complete Guide to Canvas Embroidery" by Carol Cheney Rome and Georgia French Devlin. Copyright Crown Publishers, 1972.

425 Illustrations, 12 Color Plates, with 80 Different Stitches

"A New Look at Needlepoint is for all those who have appreciated the delicate beauty of this fine decorative art that has been popular for centuries. With this book anyone can create impressive articles for the home, exquisite accessories, and stunning gifts - finished articles that are not available ready-made at any price.

Armed with some canvas and yarn, a needle and a pair of scissors, beginning needlepointers can achieve excellent results by following the clear instructions.

After a brief history of canvas embroidery, the authors describe the raw materials needed to get started on a project, tell how to care for and handle the materials, and give practical hints on getting the maximum benefits from the initial investment. They explain the different uses of the two kinds of needlepoint canvas, showing how to choose the proper kind and size for the project, and detail the basic methods of handling the canvas, threading the needle, beginning and ending threads, calculating how much yarn to buy, choosing colors, ripping out errors, repairing damaged canvas, and achieving even tension.

For each of the 80 stitches there is a detailed description with suggestions for color and for its use in projects as well as an exact yarn count per square inch. A photographic illustration of each stitch shows how it looks in a finished square. The stitch is also shown schematically in easy-to-interpret diagrams to enable the reader to learn exactly how it is worked on canvas.

Included are clear, detailed instructions for setting up and finishing 23 different needlepoint projects with notes on taking proper measurements, blocking a finished needlepoint piece at home, and putting the projects together. The projects include personal accessories, such as belts, eyeglass cases, and vests, and articles for the home or for gifts, such as doorstop covers, coasters, director's chairs, rugs, and many more."

Softcover book is in excellent condition - very clean with minimal wear. Book is 7-1/4"x10-1/4" and has 230 pages.
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