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  • Introduction
  • Knitting(including frame & machine knitting)
  • Crochet
  • Knotted & Wovenwork:
    • Knotting
    • Macrame
    • Netting
    • Tatting
    • Braiding
    • Rugmaking
    • Weaving
  • Embroidery
  • Needlepoint
  • Patchwork, Quilting & Applique:
    • Patchwork
    • Quilting
    • Applique
  • Basic Sewing

Title: The Step-by-Step Needlecraft Encyclopedia
Author/Designer: Judy Brittain
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1997
Publisher: Portland House(Random House division), NY
Language: English
Page Count: 512
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0517160455

SUMMARY- This is a heavy tome of a book with excellent illustration and photos, and clear instructions on a huge variety of needle arts. In checking the credits, I. Konior is one of the names under the knotted and wovenwork section. I have to wonder if they meant Mary Konior, who was a noted 'go to' expert during the time period this book was first published in 1979 by Ebury Press. The tatting section is about seven(7) pages, but gives nicely illustrated instructions of the basics, and a useful handful of traditional edgings and motifs that a beginner could tackle. Instructions are in written notation of the time period, but unlike the time period, are broken down and so much easier to read and follow along.

The Table of Contents have been abbreviated to the main chapter headings for the sake of my sanity. If you have specific questions about specific content, feel free to contact me using the contact page, and I'll do my best to answer questions.