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I've had the hardback of this and many other stitch books for a few years. This one is so invaluable because it's much easier carried around on my iPad when at the doc's office, car maintenance, ball games, etc, or visiting stitching friends. Fortunately, even the non stitchers know by now if I don't have something in my hands, I fidget. This is so much easier than dragging reference books around in an already heavy purse and be able to do more than variations of the few stitches I know.AND the illustrated stitch samples are gorgeous! They have used thicker yarns than I usually do & the perfection of the stitched samples on mono canvas shows extraordinary skill w a laying tool and possibly other aids that the samples are all nearly perfect. If I have no stitch work to do I can go thru the book and sketch out stitches and add beads or another odd stitch options to change a stitch in a drawing program. It would be ideal if in an updated version to add space or even canvas blocks to add stitches inspired by the ones in the book. (All my often used and studied books have drawings in the sides and corners or pieces of graph paper tucked inside they will hardly close!)I've often used parts of cross-stitch charts to incorporate into my needlepoint work where I often do not use a chart and work freeform. However, I'm not so sure the how needlepoint stitches would translate back to cross stitch. But those of you who may want to broaden your horizons, after seeing this book, you may run toward the needlepoint shops after you see what is possible w canvas work!
This is a good reference guide. It shows the basic one-color stitches as well as a large variety of 2-3 color stitches. I have this on my Kindle so I can keep it close wherever I am working on my needlepoint. I think I would have preferred there to be a few more 1-color stitches if possible, or at least more shown variations on those stitches. Also, the examples are done randomly in yarn or floss, so it is hard to completely compare how 2 stitches will look together if using just yarn or just floss.
I have doing plastic canvas work. But recently through Pinterest, I saw a lot of great needlepoint work on other canvas mediums. I never made the connection that you could do these stitches on "cross-stitch" canvas. (Although maybe a pair of reading glasses will be necessary for this hobby.) :-)This book answered my questions about canvases and the needles used for each. I am looking forward to getting into this new for me needlepoint skill.Also, she has more information on her website. The kindle version of this book has links that take you directly to her site and to YouTube video's that demonstrate the skill or tool she is explaining in the book. Her website seems to be an extension of this book. Ad it has been set up quite seamlessly in going from the book to the links in the book. You do not have to copy the links at all. Just touch the link and you will be taken to her website for more information.
I was looking for something portable to look-up stitches while needle pointing. This book does not have every thing, but it does have all the essential stitches, more than most stitchers need to design the stitches or for inspiration. Happy Stitching!
this book is web based and too hard to manuver through.you can't find what you are looking for and it is not easy to justsit and look at if you were looking for a new stitch to use
Great pictures accompanied by very clear charts. I gave it a 4 star because it would be great if there were suggestions for the use of some of the stitches. Otherwise very useful book for a novice needlepoint er like me.
It gives a sample of the stitches but I would have like to see some instructions on how to use the stitches.
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