11 paintings from major collections of American Primitives graphed for needlepoint. These are complete pictures, not motifs–the very expensive kind of work heretofore available only at a few needlepoint shops. Brande Ormond has faithfully adapted the originals and graphed them so meticulously and clearly that any moderately adept needleworker can transform a piece of blank canvas into an exquisite tapestry. The finished pieces make elegant pillows, footstools, small rugs, and wall hangings. All of the subjects that folk artists love are in this book: cats, horses, babies, flowers, fruit, birds, and even a smiling polar bear!