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June McKnight's books


Stock your stitching library with these handy, portable
flip books.
They can stand on
a table, rest over
the arm of your
chair, and fit easily
in your carry bag!

 

  • Compact, user friendly 4.5 by 6 inch books
    that resemble recipe cards.
  • Different color bindings for handy reference: Red, Blue, Green, Black, White and Turquoise.
  • Most books contain at least 60 stitches with little repetition between books.
  • Current threads and ply recommendations are listed in most books.
  • Beautifully clear graphics and concise text written in a playful style; printed on card stock.
  • Precise stitching advice to help you create dimensional needlepoint art.
  • Each book is specifically dedicated to a topic.
  • The Best Bargello Book is two-sided, printed in color in a 6 x 8 inch format.
  • Christmas Bargello Medallions and Twinkling Backgrounds, Colorful Stitches for Over-dye Threads and Spooky Stitches are printed in color with color graphs for easy stitching..


Secrets

Needlepoint Secrets

Everything you need to know to create a needlepoint masterpiece!

After decades in the industry, June reveals secrets, tips, and tricks that will help you to create the finest needlepoint works of art.

Click here to learn more about this amazing book!



Colorful Backgrounds

Learn how to bring those drab canvases to life with suggestions for background patterns, color combinations and special effects that are perfectly suited to your creative needs.

Click here to get the scoop and see images from the book!




Bling, Glitz and Glamour for Needlepoint

has received rave reviews!

A comprehensive instructional feast for the use of beads, crystals, pearls, sequins and other sparkling enhancements to your stitching.

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June's book, SPOOKY STITCHES. Click Here to read all about it!



Colorful Stitches for Over-dye Threads


WHY THIS BOOK, WHY NOW?


The muse for COLORFUL STITCHES FOR OVER-DYE THREADS was John Schattleles, the CEO of Rainbow Gallery. Late last summer, John invited me to become an instructor at The National Needlework Association Trade Show, Winter 2010. "There is so much innovation in the thread division of our industry. We need a spokeswoman and you seemed a logical choice." And so it began.

Along the way I became particularly enchanted with the world of over-dye fibers. I learned that most are green and sustainable and nearly all are produced by small American companies. It became my privilege to tell the story of this magical addition to our stitching palette.

COLORFUL STITCHES FOR OVER-DYE THREADS is a two part book. The first third concentrates on the over-dye story. Who, what, how and why are all considered. Armed with this information, the stitcher will make wise decisions when selecting the appropriate thread. And then the magic can begin once these enchanting threads are drawn through the holes of a canvas.

The majority of the book, however, concentrates on fifty gorgeous new stitches that display the power of over-dye threads. In full color with beautiful and easy graphs, this book will inspire the reader to run to her project eager to fill a needle with color.

The response to this book has been amazing. It premiered in Long Beach of January, 2010. Sales were the best we experienced in the introduction of any of our books. In fact, most shops have already placed second and third orders and the book is only 90 days old! We anticipate going into our third printing later this spring! It would seem that over-dye is magical in the book business as well as the thread industry.

CHRISTMAS NEEDLEPOINT
(Red Plastic Spine)

Stitch ideas to create beards, mustaches, Christmas trees, fur, stars, snowflakes and many more holiday ideas.


DECORATIVE BACKGROUNDS FOR NEEDLEPOINT
(Blue Plastic Spine)
Chapters filled with inspiration for delicate, bold, fast and easy backgrounds Basketweave and Continental variations


PLANTS AND ANIMALS

(Green Plastic Spine)
More than sixty stitches to produce shrubbery, flowers, garden structures and animals.


ARCHITECTURAL STITCHES FOR NEEDLEPOINT (Yellow Plastic Spine)
Build a needlepoint house with stitches designed to create the foundation, walls, masonry, windows, doors and roofs Wonderful help for designing a needlepoint version of your favorite home.


SHADING AND THREAD BLENDING TECHNIQUES (Black Plastic Spine)
This book provides precise and clear instruction to move color gently on a canvas Up to the minute assistance on shading with the new and dynamic over-dye threads.


NEEDLEPOINT WISDOM
(White Plastic Spine)
Basic needlepoint information and wonderful professional hints Great book for a beginner or the most experienced stitcher.


NEEDLEPOINT FOR KIDS
(Black Wire Spine with Black Cover)
A first book for children of all ages, which inspires and encourages beginning needlepoint steps Upright stitches, cross stitches, square stitches, Continental and Basketweave are whimsically presented.


NEEDLEPOINT BORDERS
(Black Wire Spine)
Sensational ideas for decorative borders using a single canvas thread or many canvas threads Offers a precise mathematical method for calculating the perfect border


HOLIDAY STITCHES

(Silver Wire Spine)

Wonderful and whimsical stitch ideas to celebrate every holiday. New Years, Valentines Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Fourth of July. The Halloween chapter is filled to the brim with spooky stitching ideas Judaic patterns are also included.

MORE BACKGROUND STITCHES
(White Wire Spine with Blue Cover)
Building on the success of the first backgrounds book, this marvelous edition is loaded with powerful inspiration. Any
canvas can be brought to life with these brand new stitches and clever techniques.


THE BEST BARGELLO BOOK
(Black Wire Spine with Black Cover)

A gorgeous two sided book filled with colorful inspiration. This book is a marvelous way to interest new stitchers and to refresh those with more experience. The creative possibilities are endless with the vast collection of threads available today. A Bargello project is fast and fun.


CHRISTMAS BARGELLO MEDALLIONS AND TWINKLING BACKGROUNDS
(White Wire Spine with Red Cover)

This book is like a box of holiday jewels that will inspire an ornament that can be completed in less than 60 minutes. A perfect project for a beginner.


COLORFUL STITCHES FOR OVER-DYE THREADS (White Wire Spine with Turquoise Cover)
Over-dye threads are irresistible and enchanting. Fifty new stitches colorfully fill the pages of this clever book and provide magical inspiration. The text also provides a study of the thread industry and the hand-dyeing process.


SPOOKY STITCHES (Black Wire Spine with Orange Cover)
Halloween canvases can be challenging, but June's book breaks the spell with a collection of new stitches that bring life and magic to those special holiday projects. 125 colorful pages filled with inspiring ideas.


BLING, GLITZ AND GLAMOUR FOR NEEDLEPOINT
(White Wire Spine with Deep Red Cover)
This book features 222 colorful pages of ideas and instruction for using stitches with bling!

COLORFUL BACKGROUNDS
It contains page after color page of ideas and stitches for creating needlework masterpieces brimming with vibrant backgrounds.


NEEDLEPOINT SECRETS
June reveals all the secrets to creating needlepoint masterpieces. Contains tips, tricks, and helpful advice for purchasing canvases, selecting and using threads, planning stitches, and much, much more.


How to purchase:

All of June's books are available from needlework shops throughout the country.
Visit our Retailers page for a list of those who keep them in stock, or they may be ordered
from your local vendor.

Contact me! June@junemcknight.com

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