57 of 57 people found the following review helpful
An excellent and beautiful book,
By A Customer
This review is from: Beginner's Guide to Crewel Embroidery (Paperback)
A very simple, beautifully illustrated and laid out book. The full colour photos ensure you can follow the stitches and patterns exactly.
I'm sure that a beginner could easily use it and for myself with a little experience it is an excellent source of design ideas and a good refresher course.
If I had to have one criticsm it would be that the explanation for completing stem stitch is not particularly good.
I also have the Royal School of Needlework's Embroidery Techniques book which is an essential addition to your collection but the crewel designs in it are not as lovely as Jane Rainbow's.
All in all a definite must and even better it is a bargain for the hours of enjoyment you'll get out of it.