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Introduction. Some Assumptions. How This Book Is Organized. Icons Used in This Book. Where to Go From Here. Part I: Hooking Up. Chapter 1: Getting Hooked on Needlecrafts. Chapter 2: The Well-Equipped Workbasket. Part II: Interpreting Designs in Embroidery. Chapter 3: Creating Your Own Designs for Embroidery. Chapter 4: A Perfect Fit: Enlarging and Reducing Patterns. Chapter 5: Picking Threads and Fabrics. Chapter 6: Transferring the Design to Fabric. Part III: Keeping Yourself in Stitches. Chapter 7: Free-Style Embroidery Stitches. Chapter 8: Cross Stitch and Counted-Thread Techniques. Chapter 9: Sensational Satin Stitching. Chapter 10: Needlepoint Know-How. Chapter 11: French Knot Embroidery and Candlewicking. Chapter 12: Cutwork and Eyelet Embroidery. Chapter 13: Machine-Embroidery Basics. Part IV: Fine Finishing. Chapter 14: Cleaning, Pressing, and Blocking. Chapter 15: Hemming and Edge-Finishing. Chapter 16: Lining or Finishing a Project. Chapter 17: Mounting and Framing. Chapter 18: Caring for Your Treasures. Part V: On Your Own: Projects to Try. Project 1: Cross-Stitch Bookmark. Project 2: Free-Style Round Spring Centerpiece. Project 3: Chain-Stitch Tulip Runner and Sachet Set. Project 4: Long-Stitch Napkin Ring. Project 5: Crewel Rose Placemat. Project 6: Redwork Tea Cozy. Project 7: Satin-Stitch Monogrammed Napkin. Project 8: Blue Cross-Stitch Pillow with Blackwork. Project 9: Country Wildflowers Cross-Stitch Set. Project 10: Traditional Cross-Stitch Sampler. Project 11: Plastic Canvas Delft Coasters and Holder. Project 12: Chain-Stitch and Back-Stitch Green Runner. Project 13: Floral Basket Needlepoint Picture. Project 14: Assisi Embroidery Picture. Project 15: Perfect Pears Needlepoint Pillow. Project 16: Free-Style Tote Bag. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten Terrific Needlework Suppliers on the Web. Chapter 20: Ten Museums with Great Textile Collections. Chapter 21: Ten or More Recommended "Reads". Chapter 22: Ten Fun and Unusual Ways to Display Your Treasures. Bonus Project: Making Tassles. Index. Book Registration Information.