While needlepoint does not command so wide a market as sewing in general, a market May Brooks Picken has virtually cornered, there is a substantial interest in the subject, and various aspects of its use, suggested in this book, indicate widening values. The text is designed for both beginners and experienced needlepoint artists, for more than the actual basic instructions are included. Here, to be sure, are those essential background facts of materials, equipment, basic stitches. But in addition there is information on blocking, on mounting, repairing, etc., even the procedure if one is left handed. Suggestions for use include teaching it to children and young people, using it in occupational therapy, using it for men, and so on.