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The Needlepoint Book: A Complete Update of the Classic Guide

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ISBN13: 9780684832302
ISBN10: 0684832305
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Since its original publication in 1976, andlt;Iandgt;The Needlepoint Bookandlt;/Iandgt; has become known as "The Black Bible" — the one resource every aficionado of needlepoint needs to own. Completely revised and expanded, this updated edition includes your favorite features, plus: andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;* A 16-PACE COLOR INSERT WITH ALL-NEW PROJECTS * A CRASH COURSE ON THE NEW FIBERS UPDATED INFORMATION ON MATERIALS, AS WELL AS HOW TO WORK WITH AND CARE FOR THEM * DOZENS OF NEW STITCHES AND A CHAPTER ON THE POPULAR OPENWORK STITCHES * MORE THAN 1,300 ILLUSTRATIONS * 369 STITCHES! DIAGRAMS FOR ALL PROJECTS SHOWNandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;The Needlepoint Bookandlt;/Iandgt; covers all the information you need to learn needlepoint and improve your technique — in a single comprehensive volume. You'll find section on: andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;* CHOOSING THE RIGHT PROJECT * TRANSFERRING DESIGNS * ELEMENTS OF GOOD DESIGN: COLOR, PROPORTION, AND BALANCE * LEFT-HANDED NEEDLEPOINT * FINISHING TECHNIQUES * CLEANING NEEDLEPOINT * AND MUCH MORE!andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;The Needlepoint Bookandlt;/Iandgt; is a complete guide to the craft, and the only book you'll ever need as a reference to become an expert at creating exquisite works to be treasured forever.

Synopsis:

A classic book for needlepointers at every stage, the cherished "Black Bible" is updated and expanded to include almost 30 percent new information on the latest stitches, materials, and techniques, as well as all-new color photos.

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

FOREWORD

PREFACE

A WORD OF THANKS

PART ONE: GETTING STARTED

CHAPTER ONE: BASIC INFORMATION

Choosing Your Project

Supplies

Equipment

CHAPTER TWO: BASIC PROCEDURES

Preparing the Canvas

Handling the Yarn

Threading the Needle

Stitching in General

Stitching a Design

Ripping and Mending

Piecing Canvas

Making a Sampler

Cleaning Needlepoint

Left-handed Stitches

CHAPTER THREE: STITCHING TECHNIQUES

Shading

Open Work

Appliqué

PART TWO: DESIGN AND COLOR

CHAPTER FOUR: DESIGN

Form

Texture

Unity

Focal Point

Point of Entry

Proportion

Balance

Line

Composition

Perspective

Idea Sources

CHAPTER FIVE: COLOR

Color Uses

Color Theory

Applying Color Theory to Needlepoint

PART THREE: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

CHAPTER SIX: EVALUATING YOUR DESIGN, COLORS, AND YARNS

Evaluation of Your Yarn

Step-by-Step Analysis of Yarns

Putting Your Design on Canvas

Choosing the Stitches for Your Design

Summary: Checklists

CHAPTER SEVEN: BLOCKING AND FINISHING

Blocking

Finishing Techniques

PART FOUR: THE STITCHES

CHAPTER EIGHT: STRAIGHT STITCHES

CHAPTER NINE: DIAGONAL STITCHES

CHAPTER TEN: BOX STITCHES

CHAPTER ELEVEN: CROSS STITCHES

CHAPTER TWELVE: TIED STITCHES

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: EYE STITCHES

CHAPTER FOURTEEN: LEAF STITCHES

CHAPTER FIFTEEN: LINE STITCHES

CHAPTER SIXTEEN: DECORATIVE STITCHES

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: OPEN STITCHES

APPENDIX

BIBLIOGRAPHY

GENERAL INDEX

STITCH INDEX

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Bierman, April 23, 2009 (view all comments by Bierman)
This is my primary reference for needlepoint stitches. A couple of years ago I taught an adult education class on needlepoint and recommended this 1999 edition (the revised edition)to my students. I am self-taught in needlepoint, cross stitch, and embroidery; but have stitched for thirty years and received nothing buy praise for my work. I could not do without the revised edition of The Needlepoint Book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684832302
Author:
Christensen, Jo I.
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Author:
Christensen, Jo Ippolito
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Embroidery
Subject:
Needlework
Subject:
Canvas embroidery
Subject:
Needlework - Needlepoint
Subject:
Needlework - Embroidery
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
February 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
550 LINE DRAWING T/O, 16 PP 4C INSERT fo
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in 31.43 oz

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