I haven’t done a “most popular needlework books” post in a good nine months or more, so it occurred to me that it might be interesting to see what books off my website were considered most popular among readers. Here’s what I found out…
It’s always interesting to look at the reports to see what’s “hot” on the needlework book list. When I perused them this weekend out of curiosity, it was kind of fun to see what was popular.
Keep in mind that any books I recommend (or sell through Amazon) on Needle ‘n Thread, I own myself, and I like each one for one reason or another – there is, to me, some definite value for embroiderers in the book, or I wouldn’t recommend it.
Here they are, then – the top ten most popular selling needlework books on Needle ‘n Thread so far in 2009, from 10 being the least popular to 1 being the most popular, out of 74 needlework titles that were looked at by readers:
Those are all really good titles! I ordered some books myself the other day – after a long hiatus from book ordering, and I’m looking forward to reviewing them carefully. One is the book ‘Twixt Art and Nature , which has already been reviewed a number of times online. The others, though, I haven’t really seen reviewed. One I’m particularly looking forward to is 19th Century Embroidery Techniques by Gail Marsh, who also wrote 18th Century Embroidery Techniques, which I’ve reviewed here already. I liked that book a lot, so I’m looking forward to seeing if the subsequent century is as delightful and informative.
And a couple others on the list are stumpwork-related and design-related. If they are as good as I hope they are, I’ll tell you about them!