compiled by Ruth Schmuff & Kathy Holicky, ISBN 978-1-4507-2551-4, self-published
I love the two stitches CDs but I like to browse through my stitch dictionaries to get ideas for projects I have. So they need to be portable and something you can page through.
Since I don’t have a Kindle (these CDs are available in ebook format), I’m stuck.
That’s why I’m so excited about the printed versions of these books. Now I can browse and get tons of ideas for new stitches.
You could subtitle these books as “Just the stitches, ma’am,” because each stitch is on a single page with diagrams. One, or more, diagrams, show single runs of the stitch and are numbered so you will know how to stitch them. Multi-pass and composite stitches have several diagrams showing the steps.
The final diagram has a block of the stitch, often in more than one line weight to give you an idea of structure.
The diagrams are much larger than those found in many other books and really easy to see.
The books are organized by stitch type, such as diagonal, straight, or crossed and tied. Within each group the stitches are in alphabetical order. An index at the back lists all the stitches.
Just paging through the book I found a ton of new stitches to try. Many of my favorites were compound stitches that I think could look so good in a project I’m planning.
I’m so excited!
About Janet M Perry
Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
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