Enjoy an example of the art of American embroidery–an embroidered dog portrait. Meet Mary Card, a crochet designer, and learn about her life in England and America. Discover nÃ¤lbinding or “needle stitching,” an ancient craft that preceded knitting. Learning two tales from one box of needlework that contained a dresser scarf worked in Moountmellick embroidery and led the author to discover a parallel between that technique and her family. Discover Angelina’s treasure chest, brought with her when she emigrated from Italy. Admire the embroidery of old Russian believers. Make a floral motif in Russian punch needle embroidery. Use Wessex stitchery in a tenth-wedding anniversary memory pocket. Make a padded mat in Mountmellick embroidery. Practice nÃ¤lbinding with a mobius scarf. Crochet an arabesque tablecloth.