Vintage Retro Needlework Book Better Homes and Gardens Complete Book of Knitting, Crochet & Embroidery 1970s Hardcover with Dust Jacket

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Better Homes and Gardens Complete Book of Knitting, Crochet & Embroidery, copyright 1972, Marshall Cavendish Limited; third American edition, 1978.

Inspiring & detailed, this book includes instructions, patterns, color photos.

From the table of contents:

Introduction to Knitting
History of Knitting
Basic Skills
A Better Finish
Final Finishing
Knitting in Rounds
Achieving Expertise
Designs for Knitting
Design Details

Applied Embroidery
Covered Buttons
Applied Edging
Sharped Edgings
Sequins & Beads
Changing Colors
Advanced Stitches (including raised stitches, fisherman knitting, fur fabrics & many others)

Introductory to Crochet
History of Crochet
First Steps
Crochet in Rounds
Using Color
Lace Crochet
Aran Crochet
Irish Crochet
Colored Patterns
Crochet with Leather & Suede
Covered Rings
Crochet on Mesh
Crochet Trimmings
Finishing Touches
Afghan Crochet

Introduction to Embroidery
Basic Skills
Simple Stitches
First Projects
Advanced Stitchery
Drawn & Pulled Thread Work
Cut Work
Machine Embroidery
A Guide to Fabrics & Threads
Dictionary of Stitches


Very bright colors, mod ideas.

Hardcover, measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches; 480 pages, plus index.

Conditions: Binding is tight, pages clean & crisp; doubt it was ever really opened. Dust jacket is sound and clean too.

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