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.