Detailed diagrams, stitch-by-stitch directions, and illustrated patterns explain each step necessary to make baby clothes, hats, rugs, afghans, and household accessories, to name just a few. For only a modest investment in equipment and materials (and Mrs. Duncan gives expert advice on this step as well), the needlecraft enthusiast can have the satisfaction of creating hand-crafted, personalized goods.
A fascinating book written by Ida Riley Duncan, an authority on needlework style and construction . . . it should benefit both the amateur, because of its lucid style and fine illustrations, as well as those more experienced in the needle arts, since so many new ideas and facts may be culled from it . . . full of interesting intrinsic information. If you get the budget blues every time someone mentions Christmas . . . Ida Riley Duncan's needlecraft book may cheer you up. . . . It is as valuable a volume to the novice as it is to the experienced needlewoman. For the former there are precise instructions--with sketches--of basic stitches; for the latter, many excellent patterns.
Number Of Pages: 386
Published: 1st March 2009
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.39 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1