Jo Ippolito Christensen

Jo Ippolito Christensen has been needlepointing for more than thirty years. She is the author of Teach Yourself Needlepoint, Needlepoint: The Third Dimension, The Needlepoint Scraps Book, and others. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Now in paperback, The Needlepoint Book is the only needlework guide you’ll ever need—now including 436 stitches and 1,680 illustrations.

Since its original publication in 1976, The Needlepoint Book has become known as the bible for all stitching enthusiasts—the one resource for every needlepoint aficionado. Whether you’re new to the craft or have been practicing for years, this guide covers your sewing journey from inspiration to achievement with specific guidelines on how to...

Author Voices

October 03, 2013

Hi, fellow stitchers!

As I sit at my computer writing new material for the upcoming newly revised edition (third) of The Needlepoint Book, I wonder what you would like to see included in this new edition.

What stitch techniques would you like to learn or see clarified?

What stitching challenges might I be able to help with?

What stitches would you like to see diagrammed and photographed?

What is the hardest part of interpreting a painted canvas for you?

My goal is to include what information I can that will help you with your stitching.

Thanks for thinking about it!!

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