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.