I found this book a couple of weeks ago at the Embroiderers Guild Bookshop in Hampton Court. I had not heard of Mariska Karasz before. She was an artist who worked in fashion, designing clothes for adults and then children. Later on she developed her embroidery skills to make beautiful abstract wall hangings. Karasz wrote a book called Adventures in Stitches - Dear Ada has a link on her blog. She was given a retrospective exhibition this year at the Georgia Museum of Art.