on 26 September 2010
This is the second Beth Russell book I've bought (along with William Morris Needlepoint). The designs are wonderfully detailed yet simple enough for anyone to use. I tend to use the books for cross stitch rather than tapetry and the book has very clear information on how to do this including alternative threads. If you're a fan of Morris' The Forest, this book provides the hare and the fox, which complement the animals in the other Morris book.
on 2 January 2011
Beth Russel's book contains charted designs of birds, animals and flowers. My favourite is the woodpecker design on the cover. There are other beautiful designs as well. For someone like myself who likes working off charted designs, this is a good book.
on 8 January 2013
Containing the patterns of William Morris, Jackfield Tiles and others this book is a happy mix of fauna and flora all ready to grow under the needle.
The graphs and patterns are clear and precise and there is a comprehensive technical section for those starting out, although most of the graphs are probably not for beginners to tackle.
on 14 November 2013
The cover was slightly damaged, but the rest of the book was in excellent condition. As for the book itself, I bought it for the woodpecker tapestry, but there are few more charts I would be glad to turn into something substantial.