This handy reference guide will help with every aspect of needlepoint, including choosing needle sizes, suitable threads, frames and hoops; starting and ending threads, and a useful section on how to design your own pieces.
Every stitch is accompanied by both step-by-step photographs and clear diagrams, making this an invaluable reference point for more than fifty invaluable stitches.
Susan Higginson was born in Southport, Lancashire and gained a first class arts degree from Keele University. She started her career in London where she worked in Public Relations and met her husband.When the family moved to Dorset she became a part-time school and adult education teacher. She has had a life-long interest in crafts and has tried her hand at most of them. She has been teaching needlepoint for over twenty years and written four books on the craft. Each year she enjoys running a Needlepoint for Beginners class at Marlborough Summer School.She enjoys living in the country as she loves walking and watching wlidlife and many of her designs are inspired by nature.She and her husband have two married daughters and four grandchildren.