Since its original publication in 1976, The Needlepoint Bookhas become known as The Black Bible for all stitching enthusiasts-the one resource for every needlepoint aficionado. Whether you're new to the craft or have been practicing for years, this guide covers your stitching journey from inspiration to achievement with specific guidelines on how to make the painted canvas yours. Featuring all-new projects and stitch patterns for every level of expertise, you will learn practical skills. And included in this revised and expanded edition is a crash course on how to use new fibres; updated information on materials, as well as how to work with and care for them; dozens of new stitches and a chapter on the popular openwork stitches; and diagrams and stitch guides for every project included in book. Also featured: thirty-two pages of colour photographs with all-new projects; dozens of new stitches explained with photos and drawings; a new Ribbon Stitch chapter; and in all, 432 stitches and 1,500 illustrations.