In The New World of Needlepoint (1972), Lisbeth Perrone introduced 101 attractive designs, identified according to difficulty. This new book, just as ambitious, offers somewhat less striking designs. Perrone spent a year in Santa Fe's Museum of International Folk Art and has adapted many patterns from the embroidered textile collection--a Palestinian bride's dress, a Mexican sampler, a Chinese ankleband, a Hungarian pillowcase. As seen in full color, they are a varied, distinctive group, many taken from cross-stitch originals and reproducing those angular lines. The diagrams are quite clear, and the how-to material--on tools, stitches, finishing, etc.--extremely helpful.