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Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
Christy
All Quiet on the Western Front
File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents


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Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Needlepoint Book: A Complete Update of the Classic Guide

The Needlepoint Book: A Complete Update of the Classic GuideThe Needlepoint Book: A Complete Update of the Classic Guide by Jo Ippolito Christensen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You don't exactly read a book like this in one setting, but I find myself turning to it constantly.  Some have called it the Bible of needlepoint, and I agree.  Everything you need to know about needlepoint is there, from choosing a project, design elements, basic procedures, stitching techniques, color theory, and decorative stitches to blocking and finishing. There are hundreds of stitches each with a picture and chart showing the order they are worked.  The charts are easy to read and comprehensive. They are grouped so that the reader can easily choose among similar stitches without having to flip back and forth.


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