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  • Editor's Preface
    • Decorative Embroidery Stitches
    • Basic Embroidery Stitches
    • Needlepoint
    • Counted Cross-stitch Techniques
    • Embroidery Alphabets & Numbers
    • Blocking & Framing Embroidery
    • Antique Cross-stitch Motifs & Borders
    • Crazy-Quilt Stitchery
    • Hems & Monograms
    • Schoolgirl Sampler
    • Historic Sampler
    • Birth Sampler
    • Mottoes from Antique Samplers
    • Crochet & Knitting Techniques
    • Picture Framing
    • Seascape Bib
    • Child's Pullover
    • Evening Collar & Bag
    • Victorian Purses
    • Doorstop Cat
    • Navajo Designs
    • Merry-Go-Round Motifs
    • Stitching from Photos
    • Darling Ducklings
    • Appealing Piglets
    • Wampanoag Bracelet
    • Dollhouse Rugs
    • Fancy Boxes(tatting,Kathie Ballard)
    • Tatting Techniques
    • Italian Stuffed-Work
    • Guest Towel
    • Perambulator Nameplate
    • Napkin Rings
    • Bolsters and Pillows
    • Goldilock's Pinafore
    • Bear-Faced Features
    • Picture Frame
    • Hand Towels
    • Crib Pillow
    • Child & Teddy Twin Set
  • Fold-out pattern insert sheet
  • Full-size Iron-on Pattern Sheet

Title: Decorative Needle Craft
Editor: Allen D. Bragdon
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1994
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, NY
Page Count: 112
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

SUMMARY- The tatting techniques and projects were written and designed by Kathie Ballard, a well known artist in the tatting community. The project is a heart-shaped box that you can make large or small depending on the size thread you use. The instructions are in written notation, similar to what was used in "Workbasket" magazine, and like the magazine instructions, they aren't broken down very well. There are no diagrams. You do get some nice color photos, one of which is large enough you can count stitches. There are other really beautiful patterns in this book for other disciplines - it's a great potpourri with something for just about everyone. I was really pleased to browse through this book, and really must find one for the collection!