3. *101 Sewing Secrets by Singer; (Singer Sewing Reference Library) DeCosse Inc., 1989, 128p. Includes industry sewing techniques, such as faster flat-fell seams, easier tab plackets, and neatly finished zipper closures; copying ready-made garments without a pattern by using the “rub-Off” method; creating one-of-a-kind garments with silk flower appliqués, striped fabrics, and your own machine-embroidered lace; and more
7. Crocheting For the Home; A treasury of stitches & patterns for crocheters by Margaret Ramsey and Sondra Miller; Creative Home Library, 1977, 208p. Colorfully illustrated, easy-to-follow instructions. Includes: Beginning Skills; Fancy Stitches; Special Crochet; Crochet Shapes; Shape Designs to create a variety of projects like afghans, pillows, rugs, tablecloths, hanging planters, etc. (Hardcover)
Floral coverlet 60" x 80"; Pattern in Crocheting for Pleasure book
9. Do-It-All-Yourself Needlepoint by Joan Scobey and Lee Parr McGrawth; Simon & Schuster,1971,184p. (hardback)(2copies) Includes a scrapbook of design components which can be arranged in any manner the needlepointer desires to create a traditional or contemporary work (alphabet, butterflies, ladybugs, frog, turtle, animals, flowers zodiac signs, etc.) With easy-to-understand instructions and clearly drawn diagrams the authors explain how almost any design can be transferred to needlepoint canvas. The book also includes a number of original Barello designs.
10. Encyclopedia of Sewing Machine Techniques by Nancy Bednar & JoAnn Pugh-Gannon; Sterling Publishing, 1999, 336p. Beading, fringing, pintucks, and puffing-- if the sewing machine can do it, then the technique is here! Want instructions for those indispensible basics? You'll find advice on a variety of ways to do bias binding; buttonholes; edge finishes; gathering; hem finishes (seven of them, from corded to shadow); mitering corners; seam finishes; topstiching; and zippers. Or make any item eye-catching with an array of creative touches. Add appliques with a basic satin stitch, or try mola, madeira or reverse applique. Try charted needlework, criss-cross chain stitching, eyelet embroidery, lacework, and an heirloom sewing sampler. For every technique, you'll get machine set ups, and guidance on fabrics, stitching, needles, threads, tension, and the presser foot. (Hardcover) $12.00
176b. Redwork 101 Designs: Red Embroidery Designs for Quilting; by Suzanne McNeill; Design Originals; 1999, 28p. The designs in Redwork 101 are nostalgic reminders of childhood. The range covers everything from "sugar and spice" to "puppy dog tails" and there are more than 101 patterns for you to choose from and enjoy. There are ideas for little boys and little girls, as well as things for us big people too! Each of the motifs is small enough to embroider in just an hour or so.
17. Three Dimensional Needlepoint by Gail Litvak; G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1984, 192p. (hardcover) Comprehensive introduction to the realm of three-dimensional needlepoint. Learn to make unusual picture frames, charming candlesticks, a scallop shell box, butterfly place mats, a treasury of toy dinosaurs, & a unique three-story dollhouse, pencil case, owl clock, etc.
18. To the Point About Needlepoint: easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions for over 100 different stitches by Edith Long; Cornerstone Library, 1974, 96p. $1.00