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The Needlepoint Book: New, Revised, and Updated Third Edition
     

The Needlepoint Book: New, Revised, and Updated Third Edition

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by Jo Ippolito Christensen
 

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The Needlepoint Book is the only needlework guide you’ll ever need—now including 436 stitches and 1,680 illustrations.

Since its original publication in 1976, The Needlepoint Book has become known as the bible for all stitching enthusiasts—the one resource for every needlepoint aficionado. Whether you’re new to the craft or

Overview

The Needlepoint Book is the only needlework guide you’ll ever need—now including 436 stitches and 1,680 illustrations.

Since its original publication in 1976, The Needlepoint Book has become known as the bible for all stitching enthusiasts—the one resource for every needlepoint aficionado. Whether you’re new to the craft or have been practicing for years, this guide covers your stitching journey from inspiration to achievement with specific guidelines on how to make the painted canvas yours.

Featuring all-new projects and stitch patterns for every level of expertise, you will learn practical skills, such as how to:

- Choose your project with purpose
- Tell its story with stitches and fibers
- Create mood with color and texture
- Fill that blank background
- Select and use embellishments such as beads and sequins

Included in this revised and expanded edition is a crash course on how to use new fibers; updated information on materials, as well as how to work with and care for them; dozens of new stitches; and diagrams and stitch guides for select projects included in book. Also featured are thirty-two pages of color photographs with all-new projects; dozens of new stitches explained with photos and drawings; and a new ribbon stitch chapter.

The Needlepoint Book is the one book to own on the topic. In one comprehensive volume, it has everything you'll need to create your own artistic, high-quality heirloom.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
★ 02/15/2015
When Christensen published the first edition of this title in 1976, handwork was in the midst of a renaissance. The third edition of this comprehensive overview of needlepoint arrives as handwork—including needlepoint—is experiencing yet another renaissance. Updates from the second edition include a full reorganization of the book's content, new chapters on design and color, 50 new stitches, and restitched samples and updated photographs of numerous other stitches. The information included is exhaustive—everything from choice of canvas, thread, and needles to finishing techniques is covered in great detail. Over half of the book is devoted to needlepoint stitches—more than 400 are covered, with photographs and diagrams for each, as well as details on the best applications for each stitch. Even though the book is a reference, the text is enjoyable to read. Sage advice from Christensen and a variety of other needle artists can be found throughout. VERDICT Any crafter who loves needlepoint should have a copy of this work on their shelf. This is a welcome update to an excellent resource. An essential purchase for handwork collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476754109
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
04/28/2015
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
310,514
File size:
99 MB
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Meet the Author

Jo Ippolito Christensen has been needlepointing for more than thirty years. She is the author of Teach Yourself Needlepoint, Needlepoint: The Third Dimension, The Needlepoint Scraps Book, and others. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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The Needlepoint Book: New Revised and Updated Third Edition 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was really, really anticipating getting a newly revised update of my favorite needlepoint book. What a disappointment. I much prefer the older version. There is very little that is new, the black & white images with the stitches are of very poor quality. Many of the charts seem to be poor reproductions of the original book. It is heavy. The ink has a strong odor that makes reading it unpleasant. The color plates don't showcase exceptional needlepoint pieces. There are few stitch guides as in prior editions. Just wasn't worth the money. Buy an older copy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for your projects
CharlotteAnne More than 1 year ago
The Needlepoint Book needs no introduction in the world of needlework. I was skeptical about the new volume due to the cost and availability of new material to add to her already excellent earlier books. The investment was well worth it as the organization has improved 100% and, yes, there are new things to learn, new stitches, new threads, and techniques to enrich our stitching. Ms Christensen's discussion of new ways to use painted canvas was very interesting and in the nick of time for my next big project. Oh, yes, and illustrations are wonderful. I can't wait to use the on-line resources when they become available.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the instructions to be worthwhile, but the photos accompanying them were often of quite poor quality and in some cases useless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago