Complete guide to needlework
Glorious Needlepoint
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Classic Needlework
Imogen Stewart
The Needlepoint Book: A Complete Update of the Classic Guide
Royal School of Needlework Embroidery Techniques
The Complete Encyclopedia of Needlework
Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook
Mary Engelbreit Cross-Stitch
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The Open Canvas: An In...
Carolyn Ambuter
A Cross Stitch Christmas: Handmade Treasures (Better Homes and Gardens)
Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot Unravels the Mysteries of Swatching, Stashing, Ribbing & Rolling to Free Your Inner Knitter
The Embroiderer's Story: Needlework from the Renaissance to the Present Day
One Skein
Crewel Embroidery
The Tenth Gift
Denyse Schmidt Quilts by Denyse SchmidtThe Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth HartmanThe Modern Quilt Workshop by Bill KerrSunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean NybergLast-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson
Best Modern Quilt Books
28 books — 29 voters
Knit Your Own Kama Sutra by Trixie Von PurlBoho Crochet by Marinke SlumpQuilts Du Jour by Marny BuckFrom Gritty to Knitty by Christian QueirozFun with Fat Quarters by Wendy Gardiner
Craft Books from 2015
20 books — 3 voters

Sublime Stitching by Jenny HartKruissteekboek  by Mies BlochFolk Art Needlecraft by Clare YoungsEnglish Embroidery in the Metropolitan Museum 1575-1700 by Melinda WattMerklapmotieven en hun symboliek by Albarta Meulenbelt-Nieuwburg
Needlework Books
25 books — 4 voters

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Women derive a pleasure, incomprehensible to the other sex, from the delicate toil of the needle.
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Paulette Jiles
Then took the quilt out of its linen wrapper for the pleasure of the brilliant colors and the feel of the velvet. The needlework was very fine and regular. Adair hated needlework and she could not imagine sitting and stitching the fine crow’s-foot seams. Writing was the same, the pinching of thoughts into marks on paper and trying to keep your cursive legible, trying to think of the next thing to say and then behind you on several sheets of paper you find you have left permanent tracks, a trail, ...more
Paulette Jiles, Enemy Women

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