Huge. Complete. Tested. With these lavish illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions, you'll become a master of all the needle arts--and make beautiful items to use and display. Simple knitted scarves. Delicately crocheted blankets. Crazy patchwork patterns and cross-stitch samplers. Each technique has all the basics, like lists of tools and materials, templates and a stitch guide. Learn to create an embroidery frame and see how to finish, wash, and care for every project. Knitters will enjoy exploring the range of new wool colors available, and the new silky fibers--all perfect for a wardrobe of winterwear. Needlepointers will learn to do looped, diagonal, crossed, and other stitches; the projects include fabulous Christmas treasures, Seminole patchwork, folded star, log cabin patchwork. All these and more styles will be a quilter's delight. Hand, punched, latched, and beaded rugs are all on the menu. Crochet shells, clusters, and lace. Every piece will feel uniquely yours!