Tacon and Wood aren't the first--or the last--craft designers to adapt traditional ethnic textile designs to contemporary needlepoint. It would be difficult to choose between these books, as both are beautifully put together, featuring easy-to-stitch projects outstanding in both color and form. Wood's book includes 25 projects based on weavings from Afghanistan, Turkey, and Iran, while Tacon's book includes 43 designs, many for small pieces like pin cushions, glasses cases, needlecases, sachets, and greeting card insets. As is the case with all geometric patterns, these projects could be adapted to other textile crafts such as cross-stitch, tapestry weaving, and tapestry crochet. Recommended for public libraries. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.