The Stitches of Creative Embroidery by Jacqueline Enthoven. This book was recommended to me by Ann Mary who made such a lovely version of the Princes and the Pea embroidery recently. I've put it on my little embroidery table to try out some new stitches soon. The book looks a bit outdated on the inside, it was published in the sixties and it looks like it too, but there are so many lovely stitches to learn from this book that I don't mind that too much. This new Embroidery book by Jenny Hart (on my wishlist) will make up for any lack of cool on my bookshelf!
For any of you left handed stitchers out there: my new embroidery book says to 'turn stitch diagrams upside down and follow the letters'.