Stitch Sampler Lucinda Ganderton, Dorling Kinserly, 1999, ISBN 0-7566-1900-9
This is not a new book, but is one which is new to me. I have to admit I ignored it because
I figured it was embroidery on cloth, not on a counted ground. But there is lots here which
First off, there is a needlepoint section, which has about 75 stitches divided into groups.
Then there are dozens of other stitches, grouped by function (border, filling and
openwork). Every stitch is photographed in color, showing not only the completed stitch,
but one or more photos showing construction.
From a needlepointer’s point of view. even the non-needlepoint stitches are useful. They
are all stitched on evenweave fabric. To adapt them to needlepoint, just count threads.
At the beginning of the stitch dictionary there is a gallery which pictures every stitch, lists
it name and tell the page where it can be found. This makes looking for a stitch so easy.
I keep thinking of great ways to use these new stitches.