For those who love hand made lace.
Embroidered Reticella/geometric cutwork
Margaret Stephens A GUIDE TO EMBROIDERED LACE.
This is a step by step beginners guide to a Reticella type lace but worked within fabric after the cut out squares are stitched around. Her photographs and diagrams of each step are very clear, and she takes Small steps so the complete novice can understand what is what! It progresses with clear instructions on how to cut away and make the grid, to step by step instructions on how to fill the grid with a variety of motifs.
There are 15 motifs shown, and corners and an edge, and at the end of the book are some patterns for more complex designs. Her samples show multiple motifs arranged within the same piece to make a variety of patterns. Includes instructions for Left-handed workers too
Drawn Thread work
Pulled Thread work
The best books for learning this are:
Two more recent books, which add many composite stitches to the repertory are:
McNeill has the largest number of basic stitches, arranges them in stitch groups, and has very clear stitch diagrams and photos. She also has several additional suggestions about ways to finish the edges, and some suggestions for how to approach modern designing.. Fangel has what I think are the best examples of modern design or kinds of designs. Fry and Altherr show many more composite stitches than McNeil or Fangel. Both Fry and Altherr have useful instructions and advice about general working methods.
See http://stitchinfingers.ning.com/group/pulledthreadwork/forum/topics/pulled-thread-and-drawn-thread for a discussion of various books and their strong points.