Peltason draws inspiration from folk art sources as varied as quilts, watercolors, and even furniture in this volume of needlepoint projects. Full directions and materials lists are provided, as well as colorful charts and photographs depicting the finished products. These projects aren't just for framing, either—there are paperweights, pillows, curtain tie-backs, and even a door brick. Though directions and information about needlepoint materials, stitches, and finishing are provided, this is for experienced needlepointers looking for classic yet unique patterns and creative, attractive ways to showcase their work. Recommended for needlepoint collections.
About the Author
RUTH PELTASON runs Bespoke Books, a small book producing company that specializes in books on the cultural arts, including Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry
and Kate Spade’s Occasions, Style, and Manners
. She has been a hobby needlepointer for a little more than a decade, which, coupled with her interest in the arts, led to the development of this book. She lives in New York City.
KARYN GERHARD has been crafting for more than twenty-five years. Although she has worked in many textile arts, needlepoint has always been her passion, and she has stitched hundreds of pieces in all shapes and sizes, including petit point purses, Christmas stockings, even large, complex tapestries. Karyn Gerhard is an editor of illustrated books in New York.