These books I got from the library. The book above is really interesting and I might get it again when I have some more time on my hands.
The embroideries in this book remind me of the bedroom of Carl Larsson at Lilla Hyttäs in Sweden. It is a lovely book with do-able projects. I also got another book, Scandinavian Stitch Craft, by Karin Holmberg but despite another cover and title the content was largely the same.
And the last book is a Swedish book is about embroidery on a knitted background by Britt-Marie Christoffersson. It looks beautiful, especially the bullion knots :-). Maybe if I make another textile painting with a knitted background I could use this.
Enjoy your summer!