|120 NEEDLEPOINT DESIGN PROJECTS BOOK|
by Charles Barnes and David Blake In collaboration with William Baker 102 Photographs. 175 Diagrams .8 Color Plates This is a fascinating new book on needlepoint by two experts who turned their hobby into a business venture when they received commis- sions from Roddy McDowel1 and Sybil Burton Christopher. Here are many of the exquisite designs the authors found to be popular dur- ingtheir years of designing and selling needle- point materials, ranging from the most tradi- tional to the amusingly whimsical. Now anyone with a minimum of skill and expense can turn out lovely needlepoint crea- tions suitable for the most elegant decorating salon. The authors thoroughly describe basic methods and materials and include actual de- sign charts, a large selection of stitches, and a listing of all material required for each design. The designs in the book have been divided into various categories, depending upon their subject matter, and are meant to fit almost any decor and decorating situation. They in- clude abstracts and graphics, ladybugs, but- terflies, and birds, hearts and flowers, fruit and mushrooms, nursery and whimsical, clas- sical and repeat designs, designs inspired by nature, and zodiacs. Needlepoint lovers will appreciate the range of unique designs, such as an eye-catching peace symbol pillow, a striking ladybug-on- leaves wall hanging, a fashionable tulip belt, a stunning three-mushrooms tote bag, a bril- liantly colored paisley checkbook cover, and a beautifully expressive still life wall hanging. There are also detailed instructions for mount- ing projects, blocking, and care and cleaning. 120 NEEDLEPOINT DESIGN PROJECTS will de- light everyone who is interested in this fasci- nating and creative hobby that is rapidly gaining in popularity throughout the country.
GIFT INSCRIPTION INSIDE FRONT COVER, NO RIPS, NO TEARS, BINDING IS INTACT WITH NO LOOSE PAGES, BOOK HAD BEEN OPENED FLAT AT THE INDEX AT THE BACK, SOME SHELF WEAR, DUSTJACKET HAS A FEW TEARS AND IS A LITTLE RAGGY ALONG THE EDGES