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« on: October 28, 2007 06:16:59 AM »

I'm trying to put together my Christmas wish list and I want to get some stitch dictionaries.  I know I want to get at least one of Barbara Walker's Treasuries, but I'm trying to figure out if I should also ask for Vogue Stitchionaries.  For those of you who have used either of these sources, how would you say they compare?  What are the advantages/ disadvantages of each book?

I have found that I like the clear color images of each stitch pattern in the Vogue books.  Barbara Walker's charts sometimes confuse me, but she has such a plethora of stitches in those books, and they're certainly considered classics and used by many designers.

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2007 06:33:10 AM »

I've looked thru a couple of the Vogue Stitchionary books and I like them. I've never looked at any of Barbara Walker's books, but they tend to get high recommendations on Amazon.

You already sound like you know what you want. You said you like the swatches in the Vogue book and you got confused by Barbara's books sometimes.

Some of the stitch pattern swatches on Lionbrand are some that are actually in the Vogue books. So that can kind of give you an idea of Vogue's books.


I say go for the book that you think you'll be most comfortable with. The only bummer thing is they use the same color each time for all swatches, but I think (if I am recalling correctly) they use other colors later on in the book. This is just something I myself don't care about the book. I like seeing different colored swatches, but that is just me.
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2007 05:38:41 PM »

I bought the Vogue ones because Barnes & Noble had them for half-price last month.  (Sadly, the sale is over.)  I may want to get the Barbara Walker ones eventually, too, but I only have so much shelf space!
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