Monday, May 6, 2013

Wonderful Stitches by Diane Schultz

Hi Everybody... Robin here.

A follow up from our last segment on Books!

Remember I mentioned the book The Humble Bag's Wonderful Stitches by Diane Schultz? It was my out of print find.

1990 version

Little did I know, I already had that book in my Library. Silly me. In 2001, Diane reprinted The Humble Bag's Wonderful Stitches, and this newer edition has more photos of the stitches including many color plates. According to the distributor, the "new one" is also out of print, but might still be on the shelves of your Favorite Needlepoint Shop.

2001 version

Here's a photo of the first edition (1990) and the second edition (2001) showing the same stitch. It's almost like seeing the before and after thought process; hand drawn versus computer charting.

Same stitch.

Side note: My duplication reminded me of the time when my mom selected a new book to read (she loves mystery paperbacks) and halfway through the book realized she had already read the book; unknowingly the artwork on the cover had been updated.

I cherish both books. The stitches are truly wonderful.

Until the next time... Hugs, Robin

9 comments:

  1. Dianne's books? yeah, I have both. Don;t ask :)

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  2. I have that book also...but the black/white version of the "newer" one...and I LOVE IT. It's really awesome for large backgrounds. It's like stitching in layers. :)

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  3. Hi Palma. Great to hear from you. And, congratulations to your upcoming Cracker series (Retailer's Club) with Kelly Clark. So proud for your success. Hugs!

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    1. I had and still have great teachers :)

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  4. Hi Suzanne. Thanks for stopping by the blog. I agree, it is fun to have the original book. You can really appreciate the layers for each stitch.

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  5. I checked on Amazon.com. The older book is selling for about $85.00. The newer edition is selling for about
    $485.00. Way too expensive for me.

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  6. Hi Anonymous. Thanks for stopping by the blog. I do agree, those prices are way too high! Probably it is better to search through local needlepoint shops. There were some shops (Designers Desk in Geneva, IL) who mentioned on Facebook they thought they had the book in inventory. Always keep your eyes open.

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    1. found 2 here for $75
      http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?kn=The+Humble+Bag%27s+Wonderful+Stitches&sts=t&x=71&y=9

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  7. A friend just told me about this book - and much to my pleasure and surprise, I had the 2001 edition in my collection. What a wonderful resource.

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