Stopped by the Farmer's Market this morning and made the side trip to the used bookstore.
Where Iscored two books for the library - American Needlework 1776/1976. Needlepoint and Crewel Patterns Adapted from Historic American Images. by Leslie Tillett - Foreward by Rose Kennedy
and World Embroidery: 25 Original Projects from Traditional Designs by Carolyn Crabtee.
The second book will be the more useful one. The Americanan book is interesting, but too simple. Would like to see if it's possible to see the samplers at the Smithsonian that she used in the book. I'd like to see them in person and in color. Though there is a pattern I'm interested in - whales turned into a paisley pattern.
The World Embroidery book has info on a huge variety of things. Obviously from all over the world. I was looking at the shisha work from India and the directions seem quite good.