Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches / Edition 1

Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches / Edition 1

by Mary Thomas, Jan Eaton
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Trafalgar Square

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Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches / Edition 1

First published in 1934, Mary Thomas' book has long been a favorite of novice and experienced embroiderers alike. Updated by Jan Eaton, it pictures and describes over 400 embroidery stitches arranged by usage, ranging from basic outline and border stitches to more complex detached-filling and pulled-fabric stitches. This is an outstanding reference book that will enable all needle-workers to master the art of embroidery.

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ISBN-13: 9781570761188
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Publication date: 09/28/1998
Edition description: New
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 8.64(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.54(d)

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Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am new to embroidery and was looking for a book to help me master the basic stitches as well as learn some other stitches. First of all, this book relies more on lengthy sentences to describe how to do a particular stitch than step-by-step photos. Each stitch has one 'photo' which is really just a line drawing of needle and thread illustrating just one of the few steps of how to do the stitch. The rest is all words. Secondly, this book is not for beginners. Most of the stitches are overly complicated and difficult to learn due to the lack of step by step photos. Thirdly, about a third of the book is devoted to embroidering on canvas 'a wide cross stitching type fabric' which is something I simply don't due nor have plans to. If you are a beginner and are a 'visual learner' this is not the embroidery book for you.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the most excellent book on embroidery.the photos and instructions are so clear and understandable that you want to learn all the different kinds of stitches at one time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book of stitches I have found with great illustrations and easy instructions.