This book contains a collection of original designs and motifs inspired by the English countryside and is charted for needlepoint and canvas-work embroidery. The motifs featured range from rosebuds, pot marigolds, honeysuckle and sweet rosemary to ripe cherries, crab apples and sloes, elderberries and waterlilies. Illustrations showing essential stitching techniques accompany advice on stitchwork, textures, how to work wool, cotton and silk yarns and some of the worked projects - cushions, chair seats, footstools and rugs, are shown. The accompanying text includes tales, songs and poems of country life. Stafford Whiteaker is the author of "The Complete Strawberry" and "English Garden Embroidery".