From a popular needlepoint authority, an excellent introduction to 101 stitches, from Algerian eye to woven cross, with all the aliases included. Each page prorides information about the stitch (origin, best use, suggested mesh), a standard working diagram, and a black-and-white photographic enlargement of a completed piece. In addition, Hanley notes which stitches are ""wool-eaters,"" which distort the canvas, which require special tension or frequent yarn twists while working. Although a good number of the stitches are reproduced in color on the two covers, this has no full-color insets like Perrone's The New World of Needlepoint, a fine complement which concentrates on patterns; nor is the difficulty of each stitch indicated. But the clearly stated instructions and incidental lore are commendable.