At the beginning of March, I shared with you a very heartwarming, kind gift from a reader, Cindy Russell, who compiled my Marian Medallion Project into book form and sent me two printed copies of the book.
Your feedback from that article was much appreciated, and it prompted us (both Cindy and I) to look into printing options for the book. Alas, the expense of print-on-demand for a book this size is rather high, making it an unlikely investment.
So instead, I decided to make the book available as an e-book – that is, as a downloadable PDF that will work on computers and devices that have the ability to open PDFs.
I’m really excited about being able to make it available to you!
There are many special features to the e-book that make it worthwhile to own. How ’bout some highlights?
The e-book version of The Medallion Project comprises 287 pages, so it’s quite large! But in this case, large is good, because it is extremely thorough in instructional content, photos, and cross-references.
The book is divided into three main parts: the rose, the medallion, and techniques, with an introduction at the beginning and appendixes at the end.
The table of contents at the beginning of the book is interactive – you can click on each chapter title and jump straight to that chapter.
The Techniques section includes all related instructional articles, from how to dress a slate frame, to comparisons between different thread types, and more!
The Appendixes offer a thorough resource page, on which you’ll find listings for shops that carry the all the types of supplies used in this kind of goldwork and silk embroidery project, and a fabulous Index.
The e-book is a complete and thorough compilation of the entire Medallion project. It is portable (on tablets and devices that read PDFs), it is printable (you can print one page, a chapter, or the whole book for your personal use!), and it is completely interlinked and cross-referenced throughout, to make navigation and exploration super-duper easy.
You’ll find linked cross-references to other chapters that clarify or further explore the subject matter; you’ll find links to other helpful instructional tutorials on Needle ‘n Thread (for example, to video tutorials and so forth); you’ll find links to the original articles on the website.
Here, you can see up close some examples of this interlinking throughout the book. This ease of navigation is perhaps my favorite aspect of the whole e-book! It’s so easy to move around through the book, learning from the various chapters and seeing how the topics are related to each other.
Additionally, you’ll find selected comments included in the text for each chapter. These are reader’s questions and my answers that further clarify the chapter topic.
Finally, the Index!! Another favorite aspect! The index is a thorough listing of all key terms, concepts, names, stitches, materials, etc., throughout the book, with active page links for each page number, so you can jump straight to any page that includes the term you’re looking up. I love this! It makes it so easy to find information – there’s nothing better than a good index in any informative or instructional book!
The Medallion Project: from Design to Delivery is available for download in the Needle ‘n Thread shop. This week only, it is available to you for $26, after which it will be regularly priced at $29.95.
The file is delivered to you via e-mail with a download link. The file is a PDF (51MB), and can be read on PCs, Macs, laptops, iPads and tablets, and any other device that supports PDFs. The download time for the file will vary depending on your internet connection.
So, if you enjoyed following the Medallion Project on Needle ‘n Thread and you want a thorough, compiled version of the project and all its related instruction for your personal use – whether to print or to view on your computer – get your copy of The Medallion Project: from Design to Delivery e-book today!
I hope you like it as much as I do!
(Heh heh. That was my sale’s pitch. Needs work, doesn’t it?)