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Of the 26 self-published, spiral-bound books I have written since 1972, the following are currently available. My technical books are collections of stitch and pattern variations.
Published in 2008, this second volume contains 433 variations of Diagonal, Crossed, Woven, Tied and Miscellaneous needlepoint stitches. Each variation in this 175-page book includes a photograph of a stitched sample and an easy-to-follow diagram.
Published in 1995, this 157-page book contains 551 bands and borders in easy-to-follow diagrams. The variations are based on Mosaic, Straight Gobelin, Crossed, Plaited, Eyelet and Tied stitch in addition to a selection based on Florentine work, Florentine and Pulled Work combined and Pattern Darning.
TRADITIONAL SILK & METAL THREAD
CANVAS WORK BANDS
Published in 2005, this initial volume contains 385 variations of Mosaic, Cashmere, Scotch, Gobelin, Eyelet and Plaited needlepoint stitches. Each variation in this 165-page book includes a photograph of a stitched sample and an easy-to-follow diagram.
Published in 1995, this comprehensive, 199-page book, with over 320 stitch pattern variations, explores all facets of silk and metal thread embroidery of the past as are suitable for use in modern-day canvas embroidery. Instructions are included for the working of the samplers featured on the covers.
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Published in 1995, this 187-page book contains the largest selection of blackwork patterns ever in print - 1000s of possible variations. In addition, there are chapters on the historical development, and a selection of borders. This book offers all the blackwork stitcher could ever need.
THE ART OF ENGLISH
THE ART OF ELIZABETHAN EMBROIDERY
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On October 1st the following self-published book was taken out of print. The stock of covers is almost gone and the cost is prohibitive to print just a limited number.
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SMALL BOOK SERIES
Each page contains a grayscale photograph, general category for the variation, work hints and a numbered-lettered diagram.
Published in 1999, this 31-page book is a one-of-a-kind. It covers the stitches and variations used in the unique colored silk and metal thread embroidery executed in England between 1558 and 1625. These include narrow and wide line and detached stitches. Many b&w photo illustrattions.
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Published in 2010, this 48-page book is a one-of-a-kind. The variations offered are not only suitable for backgrounds but also for the filling of elements within a design, a few for shading these elements and ones with horizontal or vertical units can be arranged as a band or border for the design.
Published in 2011, c onsider the basic variations in this 48-page book in a limited color scheme for use as backgrounds, while the more decorative fillings have a wide range of uses - such as, bands and borders, stylized architectural structures and landscape areas, costume fabric, and shapes in geometric designs.
Price: $19.95 plus $4 S&H.