View My List View My Cart

A total of 64 records matched your search.

Item Information
Click on the Item Name for more detailed information.
Purchase Options
100 Beaded Flowers, Charms & Trinkets by Amanda Brooke Murr-Hinson
If you love to work with beads and want to make tiny doo-dads, check out this book! even the front will have your itching to begin! This book will teach you to make 100 beaded items that you can then attach to your needlepoint - or even use as charms or jewelry. Some of the more useful ones for needlepoint I saw were spider, ladybug, gnomes, flowers (of course) mouse, wine glasses, leaf, butterfly and dragonfly! If the casual shapes throw you, just use hex shaped beads for a more finished appearance. The author felt they were too expensive. Paperbound, 9 x 9", 128 pages.
Price: $21.99
Qty:


105 Patchwork Patterns Charted for Needlepoint by Michele Roberts
The rest of the title is A Pattern Book for Needlepoint Ornaments Inspired by Classic Patchwork Quilt Patterns with Color Pictures, Charts, Stitch Diagrams by Michele Roberts. This is a huge book that you can add to your collection by Michele Roberts including lots of great ornaments.
Price: $48.99
Qty:


176 Amazing Stitches to Unlock Creativity by Julia Key H. Snyder & Patsye Hardin
This is the first book by Julia with her mom Patsy. It starts with basketweave and continues through some simple stitches. Have you ever done a T-stitch? I love it, but what about a filled T-stitch? How about a twisted Smyrna Cross? She charts different sizes of Rhodes for you including hearts and even a 16x14 Amadeus heart. There's lots of great stitches in this 57 page 4-1/4 x 11" spiral bound book.
Price: $38.00
Qty:


A - Z of Needlepoint by Country Bumpkin, Australia
Here it is! The 11th in the popular A-Z series from Australia - finally! A-Z of Needlepoint. Beginners will LOVE this book as will all other levels of stitchers because the stitches are shown in color. And we all love color, don't we? With over 1200 color pictures to guide you through 65 stitches in 128 pages, you'll want this book for your stitching library.

Ask us to save you postage by shipping media mail within the U.S! Also see our other A-A books in stock - and we can always order any you want.
Price: $26.95
Qty:


A Background Reference Book by Golden Gate Canvas Workers Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild
This book has been out for a while as it was FIRST published in 1988 and then a REVISED printing was done in July 2000. So PLEASE check your bookshelves before you order. It is "A Background Stitch Reference Book" by the Golden Gate Canvas Workers Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild in San Mateo, California. I'd heard of this book many times, considered ordering it many times but now one of my distributors is carrying it so I was able to order more than one copy and here's a little review for you. This book is divided into sections which include: Straight Stitches and Pattern Units Slanted or Diagonal Stitches and Pattern Units Crossed Stitches and Pattern Units Eyelet Stitches Woven and Tied Stitches Exposed Canvas Techniques Specialty Stitches Many of us are flummoxed or flustered when it comes to background stitches. What do we use? What's going to showcase our stitching perfectly but not show it up? This guild worked on a stitching sampler and got the great idea to write this book. You've probably seen 95% of these stitches but this book has comments on many of them suggesting if the stitch would work well if you wanted texture in your background or if you could change it by using different colors or a metallic thread etc. The charts are clear and although mostly not numbered, they've used different lines (i.e. regular, dotted, bolded) and advised how to carry out stitching them the easiest way. Wirebound, 78 pages, at just $35, this is another great stitching reference book. If you're ordering just books, ask us to ship via Media Mail and save $$$ on your shipping!
Price: $35.00
Qty:


Architectural Designs by June McKnight
This is one in a series of books by June McKnight where you'll learn how to stitch windows, doors, roofs and buildings. Once you start using these books, you'll want to collect them all.
Price: $24.00
Qty:


A-Z of Bead Embroidery
This book has over 400 step by step photographs teaching you beading techniques. Although they aren't specifically for canvas, they can certainly be used for beading techniques that can be applied to canvaswork. Learn to work hanging beads, padded beading, sequins and more. There are projects included of course. Never one to disappoint, the A-Z series always teaches us more. Because these books can be difficult to get, we suggest buying them when you see them!
Price: $39.95
Qty:


A-Z of Goldwork with Silk Embroidery
This book contains over 540 step by step photographs in color and easy to follow instructions for more than 100 goldwork stitches and techniques. You'll add color to your designs using silk. There is detailed information about gold threads and the stitching tools you'll need to learn this beautiful art. Eight original designs are included with instructions for you to practice.
Price: $34.95
Qty:


Backgrounds & Such by Julia Key H. Snyder
This is the second book by Julia and it'll give you some great background stitch ideas. Instead of just giant scotch or bargello, she'll explain how to do plaids, stripes, random snowflakes, and then there are some cool repeating patterns like acorns, crosses, double flowers, corners, lattice pattern, line design and others. Her "& Such includes more stitches that also gives you ideas of places to use them such as blankets, baskets, bushes, grass, water, corduroy pants, trees, borders, more backgrounds...it just keeps going.

She includes blank graph paper on the right side of each page which of course I would use to doodle my own charts on using the stitches on the left hand side. This is a 53 page booklet, wire bound and it's about 4 x 11-1/2 so it's easy to tuck into your tote bag.
Price: $38.00
Qty:


Backgrounds One, Compiled by Ruth Schmuff, Janice McGuire
Ruth Schmuff's book Backgrounds, Volume One is now in the shop! Weighing in at nearly 4 lbs., keep in mind that we'd be happy to ship any of our books to you via Media Mail. This book has 481 different repeat patterns suitable for backgrounds or any other area you want a repetitive pattern. The stitches are sorted on the repeat of the pattern, from one stitch to 40 stitches wide. This book is also available on CD. Price of the book is $65. Price of the CD's are $28 - three are in stock and will not be re-ordered.

My take on this book? As you leaf through the first few pages, you're going to think, "Hey, I could come up with these, this is no big deal." But remember, those are the single stitch repeats. Of course you could do that. Then there's some stripes, you could do that on your own too. But when you enter the complicated repeats - 5 threads wide by 10 threads high, or 8 x 8 or the 14 x 10 pattern on page 379 - you'll probably be glad for this book! 481 pages, spiral-bound for easy use, heavy duty covers. THE FIRST SIX will be sold for $60. After that, the price will be $65 as suggested by Ruth Schmuff.
Price: $65.00
Qty:


Beginner's Guide to Crewel Embroidery by Jane Rainbow
Starting with just four stitches, here are detailed photos on creating a range of beautiful projects reminiscent of embroidery work done during the Tudor period. Beautiful flowers will get you started on crewel.
Price: $17.95
Qty:


Beginner's Guide to Stumpwork by Kay Dennis
This is the first of 3 books (so far) by Kay Dennis regarding stumpwork. It's a great beginner book and you CAN learn these techniques. The instructions and photos are clear and you'll be delighted with your results. Just look at the front cover for the kinds of things you'll learn - leaves, berries, birds, butterflies and more. I liked this book the first time I saw it and be sure to look at their other ones.
Price: $17.95
Qty:


Bling, Glitz and Glamour for Needlepoint by June McKnight
June McKnight came out with a new book called Bling, Glitz and Glamour for Needlepoint. This book showcases ways to add “bling” to our needlepoint using beads, sequins, rhinestones, crystals, and pearls. Most of the book are stitches with the “bling” added in as part of the stitch. Some of them are creatively made from the beads. For example, I’m sure you’ve seen a wreath made entirely of beads. You can see some great examples right here http://junemcknight.com/bling.html
Price: $44.00
Qty:


Broad Stripes and Bright Stars, A Needlepoint Star-Spangled Banner by Michele Roberts
NEW! The complete title includes the words "269 Stitches in the Flag - 366 Stitches in the Glossary. Even if you don't want to stitch this beautiful flag this is a wonderful book with stitches! If you do want to do this flag it will be 18" by 27". Incredible. The stitches are listed alphabetically. The back of the book even shows 9 historical U.S. flags as they looked during our changes to it starting with the Betsy Ross flag.
Price: $30.00
Qty:


Categories for Needlepoint Stitches by Julia Key Snyder
This is the third book released in 2008 by Julia. It's 131 pages and does NOT have the graph paper on every right hand page like her other two books did. It also has different categories just like the title says. These categories are Animals, Baskets, Beards/Mustaches, Bows, Candles & Flames, Clouds & Smoke, Fabrics, Faces & Skin, Flames, Flower, Fur on Clothing, Gifts, Glasses, Ground, Hair, Hats & Brims, Houses, Misc. Stitches, Snow, Stars, Trees & Shrubs, Water and Wood. At the size of 4-1/4 x 11", and wirebound this is another great book to browse and then tuck in your tote for stitching time!
Price: $44.00
Qty:


Christian Symbols: 36 Ornaments for St. Luke's Church by Michele Roberts
This book contains symbols, their meanings and instructions to stitch these great ornaments. Just a few include the Alpha Omega, ark, candle, chalice, crown of thorns cross, dove with olive branch, Latin cross and Trefoil. Color photos of the finished ornaments in the front of the books, black and white of each one with the chart. The photo shown is not the front of the book but a few of the ornaments inside the book.
Price: $29.95
Qty:


Christmas Stitches for Needlepoint by June McKnight
I like to think that these were the first stitch idea books out and also in mini travel version. They're wonderful, bound at the top with wire so they sit flat and have lots of ideas on how to use stitches in them. It's a good book to page through and read, then go back when you need to find that "particular stitch". There's a lot more of these, but Christmas is always a popular one. Try the Architectural stitches too - I used that one on my house canvas.
Price: $22.00
Qty:


Creative Canvas Couching by Ann Strite-Kurz
Published in May 2005, this newest book by Ann is a must have for the serious stitcher. Happily a CD is enclosed so that you can review all the pictures on your computer in color, with detail on some as you follow along in the book! (Black and white photos are included in the book.)

The first half of the book details a wealth of current projects done by many needle artists using various couching and laying techniques. This will lead the reader to great "lightbulb" moments. The second half of the book gives actual techniques and patterns for couching and laid work. A full project "Star Light, Star Bright" is also included with the colored photo on the back cover.

Ann has outdone herself again with this wealth of information and we strongly recommend this spiral bound book for your stitching library!
Price: $40.00
Qty:


Crewel Embroidery, A Practical Guide by Shelagh Amor
This book starts with the simplest stitches, from stem and chain to French knot and trellis filling. It includes instructions on transfer methods, color choices, and color schemes. There are 10 original floral projects for clothing, soft furnishings, and framed wall hangings.
Price: $19.95
Qty:


Decorative Backgrounds for Needlepoint by June McKnight
This is one in a series of books by June McKnight where you'll learn a variety of great background stitches. Once you start using these books, you'll want to collect them all.
Price: $22.00
Qty:


Even More Stitches for Effect by Suzanne Howren & Beth Robertson
This book is an invaluable reference for all needlepointers of any experience level. Where else can you look up "water" and have somebody suggest stitches and sometimes even fibers to use! I wholeheartedly suggest that you add all three books (Stitches for Effect, More Stitches for Effect, Even More Stitches for Effect) to your library. For traveling, use their handy small sized "Stitches To Go" which has all their stitches from every book graphed out without all the text. You'll LOVE these books. I do! All books are bound on the side so that you can lay them out flat.
Price: $30.00
Qty:


Finishing 101, A Workbook of Techniques and Encouragement
Wow! This book can walk YOU through finishing your needlework projects whether in canvas, linen or other material. Yes, you CAN do this and this book will cost you less than the finishing that one project will! I've had many customers want to finish their own projects and I've only had one book in the past to guide them too. Here's a new one!

Pat walks you through preparing your project for finishing, blocking and/or lacing it (if necessary), making cording, finishing ornaments, stockings, mittens, bell shapes, hot air balloon shapes, cornucopias, heart ornament with tassel, free standing embroidery, basket with a handle, creating a plaque and creating a zippered sewing case, finishing a glasses case, making a purse, and pillows.

140 pages, this book has a color front page and a color first page. VERY WELL DONE and good instructions. Homestead has placed this inside a notebook for you because it comes without one for $39.95. If you would prefer it without the notebook binder for $39.95, please advise.
Price: $42.00
Qty:


First Things First by Julia Snyder
This is a great book for a newer needlepointer. However, the stitches in the back are for anybody! These are NOT the simplest stitches (that’s also a warning for those thinking this is a great one for newbies…let me recommend some beginner books for them.) There are 25 pages of notes for beginners covering canvas types, needles, types of threads, laying threads, beginning and ending threads, continental and basketweave, and beading. Then the stitches graphed (usually 2 per page) include: Algerian Eye, Alternation Cashmere #2, Alternating Oblong Cross, Arrowhead, Baby Blocks, Backstitch, Bargello Swirls #6, Brick Over 2 and Over 4, Byzantine over 2 and over 3, Cameo, Cashmere, Corduroy #7, Criss Cross Hungarian #3, Cross Stitch, Diagonal Mosaic, Diagonal Hungarian, Diamond Leviathan, Double Brick over 2 and over 4, Double Cross and Double Cross Small, Extended Brick over 4, Gingham #5, Gingham #8, Hungarian Diamond #10, Hungarian Ground, Jacquard Variation, Jockey Cap, Kalem, Knit Stitch, Large Cross Stitch, Lazy Daisy, Leaf Stitch, Leviathan Cross, Moorish #12, Mosaic, Mosaic Check, Oblong Cross, Parisian Double, Parisian, Plaited, Pumpkin, Scotch Check, Scotch, Slanted Gobelin, Smyrna Cross, Staggered Mosaic #4, Star Stitch #2, Straight Gobelin and Variation, Trellis #14, Turkey Work, Upright Cross and Upright Cross Large, Weave #13, Wide Cashmere, Woven Double, and Woven Stitch. The book measures approximately 4-1/4 x 11”, is 53 pages and retails for $34.00.
Price: $34.00
Qty:


Glorafilia, The Ultimate Needlepoint Collection by Carole Lazarus and Jennifer Berman
Another classic, this book has 105 stunning color photos, 26 color charts and includes designs from 17th century French textiles, Arts and Crafts pottery, English gardens, or embroidery from India. There's a footstool, a rose garden rug, a tartan Christmas stocking, a kilim-inspired pillow and many more. There are classic dogs in this book that you won't want to miss!
Price: $29.95
Qty:


Great Layers for Needlepoint by Julia Key Snyder
Julia's signature style are her long skinny books and here is her latest with layered stitches! This promises to be another "go-to" book when you want something a little more complicated for a simple area on your painted canvas. Think of those large Christmas stockings you have and don't know what to do with. A simple round ornament that needs dressing up would benefit from this book too. Published in 2013.
Price: $40.00
Qty:


Historic Flags of America
Michele Roberts decided to write another flag book as she loves history and the flag. You'll remember her as the author of the famous Broad Stripes and Bright Stars flag book (also available here for $30). In this 140 page, wirebound book, she includes the history of the American flag, 28 needlepoint ornaments and charts that you can use to recreate all 28 of our historical flags, over 70 charted needlepoint stitches, historical tidbits, nine color pages and more. Great for beginners and seasoned stitchers who love the flag alike.
Price: $30.00
Qty:


Holiday Stitches by June McKnight
This is one in a series of books by June McKnight where you'll learn a variety of great background stitches. Once you start using these books, you'll want to collect them all.
Price: $22.00
Qty:


How To Needlepoint by TNNA
This basic booklet will get you started and happy to be needlepointing. All basics are discussed including choose needles, canvas, threads and many basic stitches. With this information, you'll be well on your way to needlepointing. This booklet is published by The National Needle Arts Association. Excellent price, perfect for newcomers to needlepoint.
Price: $7.95
Qty:


Icelandic Patterns in Needlepoint
If you can read a chart and do the tent stitch, you can conquer anything in this book. I loved this book because I like all those icelandic type sweaters - you know the kinds with reindeers and patterns in them. This is just like that but in needlepoint. There's lots of fun charts in here and tapestries too. The book starts out with spot motifs including things you'd see on samplers like birds, windmills, quilt type patches, flowers, and badly designed horses. They teach you how to plan out repeating designs. There are icelandic squares and knots, which remind me of celtic knots, a vase, more birds, and a dragon. All of these are in multi colors and just phenomenal.

Projects include pink oblong cushion, autumn pair of cushions, grandmother's cushion, more oblong cushions, (different colors, square type florals) tile cushion, round cushion, foxglove cushion (the only one that's not geometric in design), blue tapestry and then astonishing bed coverlets in flaming oranges and yellows and blues and blacks with a hunter, dog, stag, falcon, mythical beasts. They also provide a chart of a knight on horseback, bishop at table, and an idea for a tapestry to stitch them in, borders for bed coverlets, reindeer square and golden dragon with snakes square. Whew! That's a lot!
Price: $24.95
Qty:


Inspiring Designs for Needlepoint by Clare Muzatti
This book by Clare Muzatti will take the beginner through some basic stitches, drawing on canvas, doing a colorwash in some areas of the canvas in a few projects and stitching her designs to become familiar with needlepoint. With this background, many new stitchers will feel confident enough to take off on their own in design. There are 15 projects, mostly florals in varying levels of detail to help you gain confidence. This is a great book for the beginner who wants to start designing using simple stitches. Paperbound, 62 plus pages, all color pictures, black and white outlines for use in copying to canvas.
Price: $18.00
Qty:


Knots, Fur & Turkey Work by Meredith Barnhill Willett and Beth Robertson
Published in July 2005, this is a GREAT book with fantastic color pictures. The clear needle illustrations will guide you through the finer points of making perfect knots, fur and turkey work. It suggests different fibers including Rainbow Gallery, Caron Collection, Boucle, perle cotton, floss and more. There are lots of great color pictures that you can browse to see what the finished product looks like on current canvases.

Includes: bullion knots, cast-on and double cast-on, faux, and vertical; chinese knot, colonial knot, coral knot, four-legged knot stitch, french knot, loopy french knots, french knot on a stalk, gordian knot, granitos stitch, cross and twist, double knot stitch, knotted ground, pearl stitch, portugese knotted stem stitch, sorbello stitch, woven picot - attached and detached, encroaching gobelin, padded satin, slanted gobelin, long and short, split stitch, back split stitch, crescent circles, couching, in-line couching, coiled couching, couching curls, puffy couching, romanian couching, bokhara couching, unraveled flair, lazy daisy, stem stitch, outline stitch, twisted stem, wrapped stem, rya knot, surrey, fringe stitch, turkey tufting, velvet, vertical turkey work, and punch needle turkey work. Whew!
Price: $30.00
Qty:


Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts Wooly Embroidery
This book is misnamed because these projects look all American to me! Sweet little projects that show you how to easily embroider with wool on useful items that are easily made yours with some easy stitches. Lots of useful stitches in the back of this book. They'll show you how to embellish a planner cover, a box with an adorable squirrel or acorn, cross stitching on fleece, embroidering on purses, covered buttons, felt clogs, decorating stoles with cross stitch and rhinestones, decorating store bought pillows, and making scissor keeps or mobile phone straps.

This is an excellent beginner's crewel work book, perfect for a teen or twenty something looking to try needlework.
Price: $14.95
Qty:


More Backgrounds for Needlepoint by June McKnight
This is one in a series of books by June McKnight where you'll learn a variety of great background stitches. Once you start using these books, you'll want to collect them all.
Price: $22.00
Qty:


More Stitches for Effect by Suzanne Howren & Beth Robertson
This book is an invaluable reference for all needlepointers of any experience level. Where else can you look up "water" and have somebody suggest stitches and sometimes even fibers to use! I wholeheartedly suggest that you add all three books (Stitches for Effect, More Stitches for Effect, Even More Stitches for Effect) to your library. For traveling, use their handy small sized "Stitches To Go" which has all their stitches from every book graphed out without all the text. You'll LOVE these books. I do! All books are bound on the side so that you can lay them out flat.
Price: $29.00
Qty:


My Canvas Embroidery Notebook by Susan Ettl
Please! Don't be fooled by the title of this book. This is NOT a project diary book. This is an excellent book for the beginner that wants a full detailed explanation of the why, how and what about...questions that come out when you're alone and your teacher isn't there to help.

This book begins with the basics of supplies, threading your needle, and goes into more complex issues such as types of fibers, elements of design, and ends with a good assortment of stitches. I would recommend this for any stitcher interested in a strong understanding of the basics of needlepoint - or canvas embroidery as it should be called.
Price: $36.00
Qty:


My Favorite Stitches by Hyla H. Hurley
Subtitled Quick Reference Guide for Needlepoint Stitches, this little red and white spiral bound book has a few of Hyla's favorite stitches in it, graphed out for you. They include left and right handed Continental, left and right handed Basketweave, Double Basketweave, Slanted Gobelin, Encroaching Gobelin, Vertical Brick, Horizonatal Brick, Parisian Embroidery, Hungarian Embroidery, Mosaic, Diagonal Mosaic, Scotch and two variations, Cashmere, Diagonal Cashmere, Milanese, Byzantine, Jacquard, Diagonal Scotch, Knitting, Long-Armed Cross, French Knot, Dotted Swiss, Hyla's Turkey, Everybody Else's Turkey, Fern, Lattice Jacquard, Darmstadt and Satin Stitch.
Price: $12.00
Qty:


Needlepoint 101 for Painted Canvas Beginners
Needlepoint 101 Guide to Painted Canvas by Ruth Dilts was introduced in January 2005. This handy sized book takes the beginner through the fear of purchasing their first painted canvas and how to select appropriate stitches for the different areas of a canvas. Using 12 before and after stitching pictures of current canvases, Ruth takes us through a number of ways and reasons for stitching certain areas first, last and sometimes - not at all!

This book is highly recommended for the beginner and the uncertain. It also graphs out 18 stitches that are useful in every canvas.
Price: $16.50
Qty:


Needlepoint 202 - A Guide to 12 Different Techniques with Illustrations for Embellishment of the Painted Canvas
This book by Ruth Dilts with Joan Lohr, is a winner! Scared of painted canvas? This book follows Needlepoint 101 and is a really great guide for anybody wanting to embellish their canvas. At only $20 EVERYBODY can benefit from the techniques and stitches in this book. I bet your shop is charging more - but we keep the prices reasonable for you! And there's color pictures - our favorite! Ruth covers beading, couching, knots, padding, ruching, thread blending and painting, tufted stitches, twisted and wrapped cords. She demonstrates with several Santa pictures how to use these same techniques. There are more than 12 stitched canvas pictures in the book and Ruth breaks each one down, telling you what stitch was used in each. If you study each carefully, you'll go away with the knowledge to apply to a canvas of your own. She also diagrams over 40 needlepoint stitches for you in the back of the book.
Price: $21.00
Qty:


Needlepoint Borders by June McKnight
This is one in a series of books by June McKnight where you'll learn a variety of great background stitches. Ever stuck thinking up a border for your pillow, framed piece, etc? This book will help you out. Once you start using these books, you'll want to collect them all.
Price: $22.00
Qty:


Needlework Antique Flowers by Elizabeth Bradley
Love Elizabeth Bradley designs but don't want to pay for the kits? This is the way to go. This book has charted designs including Spring Sampler, Blackbirds' Nest, Iris, Primavera, Primroses in a Pot, Bunch of Spring Flowers, Summer Sampler, Lily, Circles of Bright Flowers, Sunflower Circle, Poppy Circle, Pansy Circle, Sunflower Border, Roses, Roses and Lace, Rosebaby, Autumn Sampler, Nasturtium and Butterfly Border, Wreath of Oakleaves, Pansy, Autumn Patchwork, Winter Sampler, Christmas Rose, Evergreens and Christmas Festivities, Christmas Stocking, Christmas Pudding, Robin, and Cyclamen. Wow! All those plus color photos in this 168 page softcover book. What a deal!
Price: $19.95
Qty:


Needleworker's Companion by Shay Pendray
Presented by Piecework Magazine, this 7 x 5" book packs a lot of information into 112 pages. Spiral bound, it includes short explanations of types of needleworks, fabrics, threads, needles, tools, how to transfer a design, mount fabric, start and end threads, start stitching, and then has approximately 30 pages of stitches.
Price: $19.95
Qty:


New Twists on Needlework Embellishment
Suzanne Howren and Beth Robertson take you right through basics on canvas embellishment – they’re not talking about playing up your canvas with fancy stitches and fun fibers – they’re talking about adding design elements to create shapes and bring objects to the foreground of the design. The authors cover:

Padding – what to pad with and how to pad...Appliqué including visible and invisible stitching...Couching – what to couch with, how to couch threads...Altered threads – twisted cord, creating new colors, ruching, threading wire through threads, brushing up threads... Beading - what kind of stitches attach beads well, what ways you can attach them, and loom work...Found objects and where to find them are discussed - great ideas...Backgrounds are suggested including color washing or putting fabric behind open canvas – something I’ve never even considered!...Overall, a great book full of ideas for your library and use.
Price: $30.00
Qty:


OOOOOH The Essentials of Ribbon Needlepoint with River Silks 100% Silk Ribbon
Have you wanted to try River Silks Silk Ribbons but didn't know where to start? This book is excellent for getting you started. It even comes with practice ribbon and canvas! Written by Paul Krynicki of River Silks Ltd., this book specifically concentrates on River Silks Ribbon which will NOT fray, tear or run when you stitch with it because of the unique way that the silk ribbon is woven. You WILL love this ribbon. (Yes! We carry it!)

You'll start with the basics - beginning and ending your ribbon, long and short satin stitches and then graduate into French Knots and their many combinations which will make beautiful flowers. Colonial knots with different methods are covered as are the ribbon stitch, side ribbon stitch, rya stitch, buttonhole stitch, leaf stitch, lazy daisy, fly stitch, grab stitch, spider rose, Algerian eye and crosses and more. The rose you see here is on page 31 and is made with ribbon stitch and french knots.

See sample pages on the website www.riversilks.com/Site7/OOOOOH_THE_%20BOOK.html . Wirebound edge, 57 pages. Please be aware that there are NOT stitch graphs for silk ribbon or for the stitches that they suggest in this book - as needlepointers we are so very used to graphs that I that I should point this out.
Price: $38.00
Qty:


Quick Stitch Reference Homestead Needle Arts
What an adorable little book! Printed for us, I can't take credit for this work but wish I could. This Quick Stitch Reference book will tuck neatly into your stitching bag! Measuring in at a diminutive 5-1/2 x 4", our blue covered book retails for $15 and has 48 stitches graphed in it. Stitches graphed inside include Alternating Continental, Alternating Crosses, Basketweave, Beaty, Brick, Byzantine, Byzantine Steps, Criss-Cross Hungarian, Diagonal Leaf, Diagonal Mosaic, Diamond Pavilion, Double Cross, Double Stitch, Eyelets, Four Way Leaf, Hourglass Cross, Hungarian Ground, Hungarian Variations, Interlocking Gobelin, Jacquard, Kalem, Knotted Stich, Laid Filling 1 through 4, Leaf Stitch, Milanese, Moorish and Diagonal, Mosaic, Nobuko, Old Florentine, Rhodes, Rice, Ridged Spider, Scotch and Variation and Mosaic Combination, Serendipity, Slanted Brick, Smyrna Cross, Staggered Crosses, T-stitch, Turkey Work, Upright Cross, Vertical Milanese, Web Stitch, Wide Open Background. Wirebound, opens flat, plastic covers on front and back for protection and our logo on the front! Extra graph pages in back for you to graph your favorite stitches.
Price: $15.00
Qty:


Sandy's Finishing Touches, A Step by Step Guide to Finishing Needlework
Learning to finish your own needlework will never go out of style - this book is copyrighted 1991 and last printed in 2003 by Sandy Higgins. Her clear, concise directions will assist you in finishing your own pieces and is geared towards NEEDLEPOINT!!! She covers blocking and includes directions! Then you learn to finish pillows - welting, knife-edge, box, round box, irregular shapes, mitered inserts, mitered ribbon-trimmed and pouf pillows. Don't forget important edging finishes such as ruffles, twisted cord, shirred cord, boxed strips, and zippers! She goes into Christmas finishing including ornaments - soft, hard - single mat and double mat, ball or egg shaped foam mounted, flat foam mounted, stockings with a cuff, a boxed stocking and mini stockings. Even Christmas wreaths are covered! Other projects covered include brick covers, 3 styles of eyeglass cases, bellpulls, coasters, standing weighted figures and doll house rugs. Then she finishes with special effects such as loops and chair ties, tassels, twisted cord trims, the binding stitch, Kathleen's stitch, how to tie a bow (I've used this one!) and mitered corners. If you want to save on finishing and do it yourself, get this book! It's worth the cost even if you only use it ONCE!!!
Price: $24.95
Qty:


Spooky Stitches by June McKnight
Do you love Halloween and autumn? This book will introduce you to the SPOOKY side of stitching. Using autumnal colors, June shows us the way to stitch those Halloween and fall canvases with architectural stitches backgrounds, borders, clothing, diagonal patterns, florals, horizontal patterns, and novelty stitches. This 165 pg. wire bound book measures 4-1/2 x 5-1/2” in size and retails at $38. The left hand side of each page shows the stitch done in color (with the thread used) and the right side is the chart. Ideas for each stitch are included. Some of the more clever stitches that I haven’t seen before in this book include: organic pumpkins and autumn garland, cauldron, cauldron steam, crows, dimensional pumpkin, furry spider, glass pumpkins, snap bat, snap cat and snap spider and spooky eyes. Altogether, June uses the available threads in great colors to bring the inspiration you may need for your next scary canvas.
Price: $38.00
Qty:


Stitch Ins and Outs, Interiors and Exteriors Plus
Another winning book by Little Shoppe of Stitches, this one covers stitches for interiors and exteriors like: barns, baskets, bricks, buildings, chimneys, fabric, floors, houses & molding, patios, pavement, roof, rugs, trims & borders, walls and wallpapers and windows. Spiral bound for easy laying, this will be another winner for your library. Published in 2013.
Price: $46.00
Qty:


Stitches for Effect by Suzanne Howren & Beth Robertson
This book is an invaluable reference for all needlepointers of any experience level. Where else can you look up "water" and have somebody suggest stitches and sometimes even fibers to use! I wholeheartedly suggest that you add all three books (Stitches for Effect, More Stitches for Effect, Even More Stitches for Effect) to your library. For traveling, use their handy small sized "Stitches To Go" which has all their stitches from every book graphed out without all the text. You'll LOVE these books. I do! All books are bound on the side so that you can lay them out flat.
Price: $26.00
Qty:


Stitches Volume One by Ruth Schmuff
Ruth Schmuff has taken her Stitches CD Volume One (and Two) and printed them into books. This book is wirebound, and has more than 300 pages with one or two stitches per page, so those stitches are BIG and EASY TO SEE! Please note that you can still purchase the CD of stitches for $28 from us if you prefer. This book includes more than 300 diagonal stitches, straight stitches, crossed and tied stitches, eye stitches, darning patterns and decorative stitches. Also see Stitches Volume Two! As shipping is expensive, we suggest Media Mail if your purchase is all books/CD's/DVD's. Media Mail is slower but less expensive...just ask via email for shipping costs differences.
Price: $50.00
Qty:


Stitches Volume Two by Ruth Schmuff
Ruth Schmuff has taken her Stitches CD Volume Two (and One) and printed them into books. This book is wirebound, and has more than 300 pages with one or two stitches per page, so those stitches are BIG and EASY TO SEE! Please note that you can still purchase the CD of stitches for $28 from us if you prefer. This book includes more than 300 diagonal stitches, straight stitches, crossed and tied stitches, eye stitches, darning patterns and decorative stitches. Also see Stitches Volume One! As shipping can be expensive, we suggest Media Mail if your purchase is all books/CD's/DVD's. Media Mail is slower but less expensive...just ask via email for shipping costs differences.
Price: $50.00
Qty:


Stitch-opedia, The Only Embroidery Reference You'll Ever Need
I've been looking for an overall stitch book for those who want to know a little of everything - and this is the latest one on the market, copyright April 2010. This book covers stumpwork, blackwork, canvas work, crewel work, freestyle, hardanger and pulled work. There are 30 projects in these techniques, a listing of stitches and of course the instructions for them! It's a hard back, wirebound book that will lie flat as you work and contains 224 pages. Color pictures abound! Each of the stitches are shown in color which makes them easier to see, but older eyes beware! The stitches are much smaller than we're used to seeing them shown. This is an EXCELLENT basic book for somebody that wants to try their hand at a variety of needlework and is a great gift for a niece, granddaughter or young person that shows an interest in hand work. The price and presentation is perfect for the younger generation and as are the projects which are a good balance of florals, contemporary embroidered art and traditional needlework.
Price: $24.99
Qty:


Stumpwork by Royal School of Needlework Essential Stitch Guides
This book is written by Kate Sinton. I took a good look through it and it's got some great background, pictures, explanations and really good instructions. It reminds me of the A-Z books which takes you step-by-step through the process of creating stitches and specific pieces. They teach you how to frame up your work, simple design ideas, applique', flat stitches, raised surface stitches, needlelace, metal thread work, padding, slips, wrapping and how to attach found object. It's a great starter book that should inspire you with enough ideas to get you started. There were ideas in there that I'd never seen before like instead of just doing a buttonhole round circle "in the air" you'll do it around a dowel, knitting needle or some other round object. Well that would help! There is a section on applying stumpwork to canvas, and the non-canvas stumpwork can actually be used for canvas too. For example, the raised stem band they use to make the snail's body is exactly the same as you would do on canvas and they're doing it on fabric! This book is 112 pages in a spiral bound, hard back cover.
Price: $21.95
Qty:


Stumpwork Seasons by Kay and Michael Dennis
This book is designed around the idea of four seasons in a circle with each of the seasons represented in the circle blending into each other. You can do the seasons as shown or all four separately. Stitches used are clearly shown in step by step color photos so that you can reproduce all of the wonderful elements of the pictures shown. In fact, every single element of the picture shown on the front of the book is clearly explained so that you can reproduce this picture exactly. But don’t stop there! Use these clear and easy instructions to create your own stumpwork creations on your current needlepoint. Look at the lovely dragonfly in the center! Couldn’t you use that? The sheep are so adorable! The deer will teach you that long stitch. The lily pads teach you needlelace. Look at those daffodils! That squirrel running down the tree! There’s LOTS here to learn! I can see using this as a great class in stumpwork. Just so inspiring! Eighty pages, paperbound, a real deal at $17.95. Also consider their first two books, Beginner’s Guide to Stumpwork and Stumpwork Figures.
Price: $17.95
Qty:


Sublime Stitching
There are hundreds of iron on patterns in this book - so many to describe. Words like SWEET, LOVE, teabags, teacups, cakes, ice creams, pie, fruits, martinis, daiquiris, bongos, Chinese lanterns, leaves and vines, cars, trucks, rockets, aliens, planets, moons, baby items, baby faces, kitty cats, scotty dogs, other dogs, owl, birds, butterflies, roses, and more! You can do a LOT of surface embroidery with this. Jenny gives you basic stitching instruction and the book has envelopes to keep the cut patterns in too. A great gift for you and/or your teenager/20 year old stitcher.
Price: $19.95
Qty:


SuZy's Mini Stitches by Suzy Murphy
As usual, there are color pictures of stitches in the back of the book. Simply look at the stitches, choose the one you want and get to stitching! This is the newest book from Suzy published in late 2008. Although some of these stitches are not really "mini" they ARE different from her stitches in Suzy's Small Stitches. There's also an index that you can refer to of "effects" so you can search for things like appropriate stitches for trees or clothes, etc. The Crazy Plait, the Elongated Long Arm Cross and Heart 1 all look like fun stitches to me. 153 pages, spiral bound, color stitches in back pages only, color front cover, lots of extra tips and hints as usual.
Price: $39.95
Qty:


The Complete Illustrated Stitch Encyclopedia
250 needlepoint and embroidery stitches; special techniques such as Florentine and crewelwork; and instructions for planning, finishing and making up, this comprehensive guide is the one-stop needlecraft reference. Thirty projects such as shades, tiebacks, and pincushions are included. Full-color pattern guide and easy-to-follow design motifs. 320 pages.
Price: $17.95
Qty:


The Complete Needlepoint Guide by Susan Sturgeon-Roberts
This book has over 400 stitches.
Price: $24.95
Qty:


The Ehrman Needlepoint Book
This beautiful book has over 35 charted needlepoint projects by top name designers like Kaffe Fassett, Candace Bahouth and Elian McCready. That description doesn't tell you what projects are in this book though! General instructions for stitching and finishing are included.

The projects are divided into sections named Textiles which has beautiful designs such as two patchwork types, The Owl, Maytime and Berlin Roses. Then there's The Sea with Roman Mosaic, Crab and Lobster, Shells Waistcoat (a vest),Bird Catching a Fish and Liner (a ship). New Florals and bright happy flowers called Posy of Flowers, Lilies, Nasturtiums, Green Nosegay, Foxgloves and Delphiniums and then a fruit piece called Fruit Drops. A Lighter Touch includes Crown, Albion and America, Lily Pad Frog (the one I'm doing) and Notes which is spectacular for music lovers. Old Florals has a wonderful Alphabet Cushion, Chalice of Fruits, A Mini Trio (8" pillows) Savonnerie, Summer, Blooming Roses and Abusson.

Wonderful color photographs are included throughout with lots of easy to read background stories on the projects. This is a wonderful way to do an Ehrman kit without investing a lot of money - just get the book and choose the ones you want to do! These are done with Appleton or Paternayan wools. Great book, great price.
Price: $19.95
Qty:


The Embroidery Stitch Bible by Betty Barnden
More than 200 stitches are photographed and accompanied by easy to follow charts in this essential reference for embroiderers. From basic cross stitch and chain stitch to more complicated couching, laid work, and drawn thread work, this is the stitch bible for embroiderers wishing to improve their technique and add new dimensions to their work. Stitches are arranged according to their use, including outlines, filling stitches, isolated stitches, motifs, edgings, hems, insertions, flat stitches, backgrounds, and textures. simultaneously. 256 pages, this book has been very popular as it is good for canvas and typical embroidery.
Price: $29.99
Qty:


The Needlepoint Book - Revised Edition by Jo Ippolito Christensen
This is the most used and comprehensive of all the basic needlepoint books, commonly known as the "black bible" of needlepoint. You'll use this book as a reference over and over and we recommend it for all beginners because it gives you the background information you'll need now and in the future. This book is a paperback and we suggest taking it to a Staples or Kinko's etc. and having them bind the edge so that it will lie flat for you, making it even easier to use.
Price: $25.00
Qty:


The Stitch Sampler by Lucinda Ganderton (DK Books)
This book is especially enjoyed by beginners because of the full color photos of the stitches. There are over 200 stitches explained in detail as well as tools, threads, frames and stitching techniques. Needlepoint, border, openwork and filling stitches are covered, giving a good basic background to anybody interested in the needlearts. This book makes a great gift for the new stitcher!
Price: $20.00
Qty:


Thread, Canvas and Needle Handbook for Needlepoint by Susan Sturgeon Roberts
Copyright 2007, this comb-bound book measures 5-1/2 x 8-1/2". I mention the copyright because threads are referred to in the book and we all know how fast they change. However, I have reviewed it and most threads mentioned are available.

This book attempts to answer the question "How much do I need" by telling you how many strands of each thread you should use on a certain count of canvas. This is subject to a stitcher's personal techniques and different stitches of course! Needle sizes are covered, there's a list of canvas colors and the count it comes in along with the various definitions of canvas. There's a very helpful table of wool coverage (various brands) in the last few pages. GREAT for the new stitcher or anybody without a shop nearby to assist them with thread selection.
Price: $10.00
Qty:


Victorian Needlepoint by Beth Russell
This pretty book has classic needlepoint in it that you'll love to browse through. There's 25 projects and full color chargs with instructions and a reference section with stitches suggested. Color photos show you the finished projects including birds, lilies, trellis, wildflowers, tulips, daffodils, Acanthus, Hammersmith, Jackfield Geranium, other flowers and flower tiles. Softcover, 112 pages. Enjoy!
Price: $19.95
Qty:


Wildlife in Needlepoint by Stella Edwards
This book was published in association with the World Wildlife fund and features 23 designs of exotic animals, birds and flowers threatened by our impact on the environment. Lions, tigers, macaws, ols, orchids, butterflies, pandas, elephants, dolphins, whales and more are suggested for small and large projects. Color photograms, instructions and charts included. Hardcover, 112 pages.
Price: $30.00
Qty:





View My List View My Cart

Sign up for our email newsletter



Homestead Needle Arts
is now located at

8185 Holly Road, Suite 4
Grand Blanc, MI


Phone: 810-694-3040
888-694-3040
Fax: 810-694-0370
Email:

Homestead Needle Arts' Shop Policies are listed on this website on the About Us page

All images and information depicted on this site are protected under copyright laws.  Do not duplicate, use, reproduce, display or transmit any design or information without the express written consent of Theresa Swiecicki, Homestead Needle Arts. 

© Copyright Homestead Needle Arts