Colorful Backgrounds is the newest of June McKnight's library of instructional books It is handy and portable. There are 90 pages of ideas for vibrant backgrounds with helpful suggestions for patterns, color combinations and special effects.
Great Layers for Needlepoint by Julia Snyder
This book contains 63 pages of layered stitches to use for backgrounds, landscapes, floral and fruit designs to name just a few. You will start with long stitches across your design then add tent stitches, back stitches , crosses stitches , and more. \There is even a handy blank page between the sections for your notes.
Alphabets Fun and Fabulous
There are 40+ alphabets including block letters, art deco , signal flags and Hebrew . The charts are easy to follow and adapt to your canvas.
First published in 1994, this book focuses on Crewel and Silk Emboridery.
It depicts in color comprehensive step by step instructions with innovative embroidery techniques . 96 pages of beautiful flowers easily adapted to your canvas.
That's Not Needlepoint series 2
In this book, dede Ogden has presented these stitched canvases : Butterfly Collection (ED-17016), Moonlight Dancing Witches (ED-18018), Topiary Tree with Butterflies (ED-17029).Candyland Cottage #17003; 3D Snowflake #18042, and Strawberries on a Tree #1330 A-L.. Each project has a color photo of the finished piece, thread list and stitch guide. You can use these stitches on so many of your own projects.
So think about adding a book to your library of one of these or one of the
many others available at Quail Run Needlework.